From 12th to 15th February 2019 the 2nd transMed consortium meeting was conducted in conjunction with the mid-term review meeting. At the time of the 2nd consortium meeting all transMed fellows had been hired and they displayed their first research results in a series of scientific presentations.
The meeting was also used to discuss future research activities, training courses, and joint projects.
After the consortium meeting the successful mid-term review ensued. The representative of the EU expressed great interest in the individual projects and the progress made. After the meeting all transMed fellows remained in Prague for another hands-on course on the manufacturing of drug delivery systems organized by the local partner InoCure
The 1st transMed consortium meeting took place from 18th to 20th September at Lund University in Sweden.
In this meeting the first transMed fellows presented themselves and their PhD projects to the partners and partner organisations. Several keynote lectures, including from Retina International, Hannover Clinical trial Centre (HCTC), and the Lund Ophthalmology Department, gave the fellows an introduction to the topic of retinal degeneration and complemented the meeting programme.
After the consortium meeting proper, a training course for in vitro organotypic retinal explant cultures was given by the partner at Lund University.
The transMed kick-off meeting was successfully held on 4th to 5th December 2017 in the premises of the Tübingen Institute for Ophthalmic Research. During the meeting, representatives from partners and partner organisations presented their institutions and companies.
The up-coming transMed educational courses and supervision arrangements for transMed fellows, as well as future dissemination activities were discussed. Furthermore, recruitment procedures were debated, and general rules set up. The detailed planning of the next consortium meeting to be held in September in Lund, Sweden received particular attention.