• EU-funded PhD training program

  • EU-funded PhD training program

  • EU-funded PhD training program

  • EU-funded PhD training program

  • EU-funded PhD training program

    EDGE is an EU-funded PhD training program aiming at educating PhDs with strong skills in basic, clinical, and product-oriented research

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  • Knowledge And Innovation

    EDGE aims at generating new knowledge and innovation that will lead to improved understanding, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of herpesvirus infections

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  • EDGE Program

    ESRs working in the EDGE program all address outstanding questions of importance for advance in the understanding and treatment of herpesvirus infections

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  • EDGE Training Program

    The EDGE training program includes close student-supervisor interactions, a tailor-made course program, and participation at international conferences

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15 PhDs in virology and immunology trained in a Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions project

EDGE (Training network providing cutting-EDGE knowlEDGE on Herpes Virology and Immunology) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network for early stage researchers (ESRs) funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme, the EU framework programme for research and innovation. EDGE will provide a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary structured curriculum for doctoral students in the fields of virology and immunology. Key research aims of EDGE are to improve the basic understanding of the interactions between herpesviruses and host cells and to uncover implications for the clinical outcome of infections as well as development of vaccines. While each ESR will be based in a host institution, there will be extensive interactions between laboratories involved, and all positions involve secondments in other laboratories of the network, which also includes a theoretical training program.

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"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."

Bertrand Russell

Training

EDGE provides research training of PhDs in an internationally leading environment

Career Planning

PhDs trained in EDGE will be well prepared for a career in research and innovation

Outreach To Society

EDGE proactively shares knowledge with biotech industry, the health care sector, schools, and the general public

  • Want to learn more about herpesviruses?

    Herpesviruses are major pathogenic viruses that can give rise to severe diseases especially in children, immunocompromised individuals, and elderly, that have the ability to establish latent-recurrent infections, and that therefore remain a life-long threat”.


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  • Want to learn more about the immune system?

    The immune system is responsible for defense against infections. Insufficient ability to mount immune responses confers susceptibility to herpesvirus infections.


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  • Challenges and opportunities

    Despite available drugs against some herpesviruses there are still insufficient options for treatment and prevention of infections with these viruses. With the recent advance in the understanding of immune response to infections, there are new opportunities to use this knowledge.


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