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Hearings in Copenhagen
Date: 2020-07-14   Filed under: News

The second round of CORVOS interviews was held in Copenhagen on the 30.06. – 01.07.2020. Nine candidates were invited to recruit in total 3 researchers for the projects DE-1, NO-1 and DK-2. It was a difficult organization due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as we had to make sure, that every candidate and also the members of the selection committee were able to enter Denmark. Due to travel restrictions, we already had to move the interviews for the projects FR-1 and FI-2 to Paris at the beginning of August.
Fortunately, everyone made it to Copenhagen, so that Prof. Würzner could open the hearings with a detailed presentation on what CORVOS is about. The evening continued with poster-presentations from the PIs on the individual projects, followed by interesting discussions with the candidates. Delicious Sushi-food and cool drinks were served during the evening. It was a nice opportunity for the candidates and the CORVOS faculty to get to know each other a little better.
The next day continued with the candidate presentations. Each candidate had to give a 20 min presentation in front of the selection committee, followed by a question/answer session. All presentations were very interesting and very individual. In the end it was an extremely difficult choice for the selection committee, as all candidates proofed their excellent ability to become a MSCA-fellow. We are looking forward to welcome the finally chosen candidates in our labs by the end of summer/beginning of autumn.

photocredits: M.Götz

Renewal of godparentship for the patron of CORVOS
Date: 2020-02-17   Filed under: News

Effective from February 2020, the godparentship for the raven in the Alpine Zoo of Innsbruck was renewed. HOROS, which was a one of the very strong influencers for the creation of CORVOS, actually plans to visit the raven, the patron of CORVOS, in the Alpine Zoo of Innsbruck. On the occasion of this visit, planned on the 6th of July, an internal review of the programme will be held to reveal possible areas of improvement.

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Official bulletin for the start of CORVOS
Date: 2020-01-24   Filed under: News

CORVOS, the European joint doctorate programme which got approved in MAY 2019 as Innovative Training Network within the MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, financed by the Horizon2020 project of the European Commission, has now started on 1 DEC 2019. The Kick-off meeting and celebration (see photo) was in Obergurgl, Austria in early JAN 2020. The acronym CORVOS stands for COmplement Regulation and Variations in Opportunistic infectionS.

The pan-European initiative of 10 European universities, 3 biomedical companies, 2 research institutes and 3 hospitals comprises an interdisciplinary doctoral programme including cross-sectoral research secondments (stays abroad) and training in transferable skills. CORVOS will educate 15 highly motivated PhD students to fill the current scientific gap in the understanding of the role of complement in opportunistic infections. The young scientists will become creative alumni equipped with entrepreneurial and clinical skills, making them attractive human resources to academia and industry alike.
The European Union provides 4.1 Mio. € for this ambitious programme. Reinhard Würzner is the coordinator, who is assisted by Marco Grasse, both from the Institute of Hygiene and Med. Microbiology (Head: Cornelia Lass-Flörl).

Eleven out of the 15 PhD positions were advertised in autumn 2019 (10 SEP-10 NOV) and the first successful hearings were in early JAN 2020. Twenty-two candidates from 16 different nations were invited. The so far selected 10 candidates come from 8 nations (Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, United States, Columbia, China).

The raven, corvus corax, symbol for wisdom in the Nordic mythology, and in particular the bird in the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck, has been the patron for the programme already from application phase. The first scientific projects will start 1 MAR 2020.

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Kick-off
Date: 2020-01-20   Filed under: News

The first CORVOS meeting was a big synergy with the Austrian sister program on opportunistic infections HOROS. The CORVOS faculty had their kick-off meeting integrated into a joint doctoral retreat on immunity, infection, complement, and allergy, which took place from 04th - 09th of January 2020 in Obergurgl, Austria. They discussed the implementation of the CORVOS project. All the individual PhD projects are linked with each other and the fine tuning is critical for the successful outcome of this European initiative. The meeting was extremely fruitful and everyone is looking forward to make it happen!

Program of the retreat

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Hearings in Copenhagen
Date: 2020-07-14   Filed under: News

The second round of CORVOS interviews was held in Copenhagen on the 30.06. – 01.07.2020. Nine candidates were invited to recruit in total 3 researchers for the projects DE-1, NO-1 and DK-2. It was a difficult organization due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as we had to make sure, that every candidate and also the members of the selection committee were able to enter Denmark. Due to travel restrictions, we already had to move the interviews for the projects FR-1 and FI-2 to Paris at the beginning of August.
Fortunately, everyone made it to Copenhagen, so that Prof. Würzner could open the hearings with a detailed presentation on what CORVOS is about. The evening continued with poster-presentations from the PIs on the individual projects, followed by interesting discussions with the candidates. Delicious Sushi-food and cool drinks were served during the evening. It was a nice opportunity for the candidates and the CORVOS faculty to get to know each other a little better.
The next day continued with the candidate presentations. Each candidate had to give a 20 min presentation in front of the selection committee, followed by a question/answer session. All presentations were very interesting and very individual. In the end it was an extremely difficult choice for the selection committee, as all candidates proofed their excellent ability to become a MSCA-fellow. We are looking forward to welcome the finally chosen candidates in our labs by the end of summer/beginning of autumn.

photocredits: M.Götz



Renewal of godparentship for the patron of CORVOS
Date: 2020-02-17   Filed under: News

Effective from February 2020, the godparentship for the raven in the Alpine Zoo of Innsbruck was renewed. HOROS, which was a one of the very strong influencers for the creation of CORVOS, actually plans to visit the raven, the patron of CORVOS, in the Alpine Zoo of Innsbruck. On the occasion of this visit, planned on the 6th of July, an internal review of the programme will be held to reveal possible areas of improvement.

Official bulletin for the start of CORVOS
Date: 2020-01-24   Filed under: News

CORVOS, the European joint doctorate programme which got approved in MAY 2019 as Innovative Training Network within the MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, financed by the Horizon2020 project of the European Commission, has now started on 1 DEC 2019. The Kick-off meeting and celebration (see photo) was in Obergurgl, Austria in early JAN 2020. The acronym CORVOS stands for COmplement Regulation and Variations in Opportunistic infectionS.

The pan-European initiative of 10 European universities, 3 biomedical companies, 2 research institutes and 3 hospitals comprises an interdisciplinary doctoral programme including cross-sectoral research secondments (stays abroad) and training in transferable skills. CORVOS will educate 15 highly motivated PhD students to fill the current scientific gap in the understanding of the role of complement in opportunistic infections. The young scientists will become creative alumni equipped with entrepreneurial and clinical skills, making them attractive human resources to academia and industry alike.
The European Union provides 4.1 Mio. € for this ambitious programme. Reinhard Würzner is the coordinator, who is assisted by Marco Grasse, both from the Institute of Hygiene and Med. Microbiology (Head: Cornelia Lass-Flörl).

Eleven out of the 15 PhD positions were advertised in autumn 2019 (10 SEP-10 NOV) and the first successful hearings were in early JAN 2020. Twenty-two candidates from 16 different nations were invited. The so far selected 10 candidates come from 8 nations (Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, United States, Columbia, China).

The raven, corvus corax, symbol for wisdom in the Nordic mythology, and in particular the bird in the Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck, has been the patron for the programme already from application phase. The first scientific projects will start 1 MAR 2020.

Kick-off
Date: 2020-01-20   Filed under: News

The first CORVOS meeting was a big synergy with the Austrian sister program on opportunistic infections HOROS. The CORVOS faculty had their kick-off meeting integrated into a joint doctoral retreat on immunity, infection, complement, and allergy, which took place from 04th - 09th of January 2020 in Obergurgl, Austria. They discussed the implementation of the CORVOS project. All the individual PhD projects are linked with each other and the fine tuning is critical for the successful outcome of this European initiative. The meeting was extremely fruitful and everyone is looking forward to make it happen!

CORVOS interviews
Date: 2020-01-10   Filed under: News

The year 2020 started with the interviews for 11 advertised CORVOS-PhD positions. Out of 360 applicants the best 22 candidates were invited to Innsbruck for an intense hearing. The candidates had to present themselves and their biggest research project in front of the CORVOS faculty. Moreover, they were introduced to their potential future supervisors and had the chance to discuss the projects more in detail. It will be very hard for the CORVOS faculty to choose between the candidates, as they are all extremely good ones.
The invited candidates originate from 16 different nations and four different continents.





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A-6020 Innsbruck

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