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More sugar, less cancer

Milo Malanga is helping to pioneer a new treatment that could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against brain cancer.


Tiago Brandao Rodrigues

When I started to prepare my Marie Curie fellowship application, I felt it could represent a unique opportunity, not only for the development of my scientific career but also for my life in general.


Elke Binder

The prestigious Marie Curie grant allows me to learn new techniques and will add valuable publications to my CV. I am confident that my improved professional profile will open new opportunities in the competitive scientific job market.


Markus Butz

Thanks to the Marie Curie Actions, working under a “standard contract” including all social insurances gives me the security I need to concentrate on my research and even allowed me to bring my family to such a fascinating place like the British capital.


Armando Arias Esteban

The huge prestige of Marie Curie Actions across Europe and excellent economic conditions motivated my application.


Veronique Van Elewyck

After a two-year post-doctoral training period in Mexico, the Marie Curie fellowship represented the best option to reintegrate in the European research environment within optimal working conditions.


Francesco Belardinelli

The Marie Curie fellowship helped me acquire a position of professional maturity in my research area. So I see it as a fundamental step in the progression of my academic career.


John Greenwood

Applying for my own research funding was an important step for my research career. Having completed one postdoctoral position already, I needed to be able to demonstrate my potential to attract research funding. The Marie Curie fellowship was an excellent opportunity to do this and they substantially increased the likelihood of both future funding and a permanent research position down the line.


Lionel Poulin

Now it is my turn to attract in my new group a highly qualified researcher, also eligible for a Marie Curie fellowship. I'm looking forward to taking my next step as a group leader and I really want to thank Marie Curie Actions for this.


Thinking big: Czech success story

SoMoPro is a COFUND Marie Curie project, a regional grant programme backed by European funding set up to attract skilled researchers to the South Moravian Region.


Romain Koszul

I realized that a Marie Curie grant would provide my projects with substantial momentum given the large flexibility the funding allows in using the money.


Pilar Bustos

The Marie Curie fellowship helped me improve my scientific skills and reach professional maturity.


Xu Dong

As my objective was mainly to collaborate with Europes most outstanding experts, the prestigious Marie Curie grant was a precious opportunity for me.


Dessislava Nikolova

The Marie Curie Actions Intra-European Fellowship gave me the opportunity to gain a truly interdisciplinary, pure research experience in theoretical nanoscience.


Aksam Merched

My Marie Curie fellowship helped me acquire technical skills for my projects and obtain the required accreditation for professorship in France. It is a rewarding process which has strengthened my career with a strong international networking, exposure and skills development.


Radiography of the Past

The Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways project RADIO-PAST, studies “non-destructive” approaches to complex archaeological sites.


Maria Jover-Cobos

When I read that my Marie Curie project was accepted, I felt like opening the window of my room and enjoying that fantastic spring day


Isabel Krug

Thanks to the wide range of resources available – both from the Marie Curie fellowship and the institution – and the breadth of interests represented by my supervisors, I knew I would be guided into a successful career as independent investigator.


Getting rid of weeds: flies or pesticides?

Peter Tóth aimed at "understanding the broomrapes' language" and finding out how they involuntarily communicate with their natural enemy, the Phytomyza Orobanchia flies.


Jeremy Sejberg

The Marie Curie fellowship gave me the chance to work on an exciting research project with potential applications in the treatment of allergic disorders. As an added bonus, this would also bring me closer to my girlfriend who lives in London.


Xavier Nicol

The Marie Curie grant gave me the opportunity to develop my own research project with a large degree of autonomy.


Sarah Leonard

I decided to apply for a Marie Curie fellowship mainly because I wanted to experience a different research environment and extend my research network.


Luca Acquarelli

The Marie Curie fellowship is an important opportunity to develop my research on visual studies and on semiotic-social meanings of images: modernity and advertising poster in Paris at the beginning of 20th century.


The ultimate robot comes to life

Getting robots to think and see like humans has been a daunting task for scientists and developers. Now, new technology is helping to achieve this with numerous applications for industry and services.


Federico Davila

Today, this grant has already taught me many things, not only related to science, but also to people and culture.

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