PRESENTATION
About HOMIN
HOMIN Objectives
HOMIN Partners
HOMIN Associated Partners
HOMIN Research Teams
TRAINING
Training by Research
HOMIN Research Projects
Complementary Scientific Training
Complementary Skills Training
Industrial training
Mentorship
 
PRESENTATION

About Homin

HOMIN: “Host Microbe Interactions in Health and Disease: Interface with the Immune System” is an Initial Training Network (ITN) Program funded by the European Union Marie Curie Actions. Five academic and private sector institutions based in three European countries participate and will collaborate with an array of other European academic and private partners.

HOMIN is designed as an advanced education and research program meant to train junior investigators possessing medical and/or scientific educational backgrounds to become future leading scientists in academic institutions, private companies, or administration.

HOMIN aims at providing to ten junior investigators with scientific and complementary skills education, leading to a PhD diploma, within a multidisciplinary, international and intersectorial (academic-private) environment.

The host institutions participating in the Homin programme will establish 36-month recruitment contracts with the selected young researchers.


 

HOMIN Objectives  

1. To provide scientific education through the study of host-microbe interactions, particularly focusing on immune responses and vaccine development.

To this end, Homin will provide cutting-edge scientific projects in subjects in which the HOMIN partners are international leaders.

2. To provide an exceptional nurturing environment through an academic-private sector laboratory network composed of academic partners and companies of different sizes and activities. This collaborative scientific environment, will allow the junior investigators to appreciate research in both the academic and the private sector, and their connections at the European level. It will provide opportunities for scientific communication and networking at the European and International levels.

3. To provide an array of complementary training on scientific, as well as transferable skills, aimed at developing the young researchers’ creativity, curiosity, adaptability, auto-evaluation capacity, feeling for innovation and discovery application, capacities for team work, for preparing a proposal and for communicating on science to different audiences.

HOMIN’s goal is to promote the development of the conscious identity of young scientists preparing them for a broad professional career spectrum.


Homin Partners

Institution

Town/Country

Logo /Website

1

Institut Pasteur (IP)

Paris/France

2

Novartis Vaccine and Diagnostics (NVD)

Siena/Italy

Novartis

3

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)

Madrid/Spain

CSIC

4

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

Madrid/Spain

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

5

Universita Degli Studi Di Siena (UNISI)

Siena/Italy

UNISI

 


Homin Associated Partners

An array of other academic and private sector associated partners will collaborate in this program by hosting the young investigators for collaborative work visits, and by providing complementary training, thus enlarging the international and academic-private sector. Homin associated partners are the following:

Institution

Town/Country

Logo/Website

1

Photeomix

Paris/France

logo

2

Axenis

Paris/France

 

 

3

Diomune

Madrid/Spain

 

 

4

Miltenyi Biotec

Cologne/Germany

5

University of Amsterdam,

Amsterdam/Netherlands

Universiteit van Amsterdam

 


Homin Research Teams

Each team proposes a research project and recruits and hosts a young researcher

- Institut Pasteur, Department of Immunology, Paris, France.

- Andrés Alcover

- Matthew Albert / Caroline Demangel

- James Di Santo

- Claude Leclerc

- Novartis, Vaccine and Diagnostics. Research Division, Siena, Italy

- Sylvie Bertholet

- Ugo D’Oro

- Diego Piccioli

- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa, Madrid Spain

- Balbino Alarcon

- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Center of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa, Madrid Spain

- Manuel Fresno

- Universita Degli Studi Di Siena, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Siena, Italy

- Cosima Baldari