The team “Microenvironment, Cancer and Adipocytes” led by Catherine Muller will participate to a newly funded European doctoral network on prostate cancer and lipid metabolism

The PROSTAMET programme is one of the 149 selected doctoral network (DN) this year funded under Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

Through a close collaboration among academic and non-academic partners with highly complementary expertise, PROSTAMET aims to set up a unique lipid-focused translational research pipeline from cutting-edge spatially-resolved molecular discovery, through validation in gold-standard models, all the way to innovative drug development to improve prostate cancer management. Nine PhD students will be hosted and trained by 8 partners and 8 associated partners, from the academic and private sectors, from 6 countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and United Kingdom). They will work together for the organization of workshops and conferences, but also for the realization of a joint scientific project. At IPBS, one PhD student will be recruited to decipher the metabolic symbiosis between bone-marrow adipocytes and prostate cancer cells and its role in bone metastasis progression.

Project number and name: 101120283 — PROSTAMET
Topic: HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01-01 — MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022
Type of action: HORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Networks
Project duration: 48 months


Researcher: Catherine Muller |
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About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks 2022 call: €429 million to support highly skilled doctoral candidates

On Thursday 15th of March, the Commission announced the results of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2022 (MSCA) call for Doctoral Networks. A total of €429.4 million will be awarded to 149 excellent doctoral programmes to train over 1,650 highly skilled doctoral candidates, boost their talents and their long-term employability. Among these, 14 Industrial Doctorates will train researchers and develop their skills outside academia, in particular in industry, businesses and the public sector, whilst 12 Joint Doctorates will offer integrated training leading to joint or multiple degrees.
Funded doctoral programmes are implemented by international partnerships, covering 1,199 organisations based in 62 countries in the EU, countries associated to Horizon Europe and beyond, including 403 from the private sector and 796 from the public sector. Since 2014, the MSCA have funded 1,330 doctoral programmes. Lifelong learning is among the priorities of the 2023 the European Year of Skills which will focus on helping people to get the right skills for quality jobs.
French institutions will participate in 111 projects (294 individual participations) and will coordinate 13. The French success rate in coordination this year is 15.6%, and in participation – 20.08%. With 49.9M€ of budget obtained, France is the second country after Germany in terms of funding obtained, in terms of number of participations in funded projects and in terms of share captured.
More information is available here.

The team “Microenvironment, Cancer and Adipocytes” led by Catherine Muller will participate to a newly funded European doctoral network on prostate cancer and lipid metabolism