The brand new STACCATO PhD Students Podcast is here!

The new STACCATO Podcast is here. In this new format, our talented PhD students will talk about their experiences and research on cells to develop new manufacturing methods for biopharmaceuticals. Every week, STACCATO PhD students provide exciting insights into their research as they share their experiences of working on the STACCATO project. In a first […]

Life as a PhD Student – a new blog post is live

Teresa Swift joined the STACCATO Training Network in 2019 as an Early Stage Researcher working towards her PhD in single cell multi-omics. Approaching the end of her STACCATO project, she takes a look back at her experiences and talks about her life as a PhD student in our latest blog post. Teresa shares her impressions […]

Theofilor Filippos Chartidis (ESR9): Elevator Video Pitch

Theofilor Filippos Chartidis (ESR9) is conducting research on CAR-T cells at the Paul Ehrlich Institute as part of his STACCATO ESR Research Project. CAR-T cells are immune system cells (T cells) of cancer patients, which are equipped with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) outside the body by means of gene transfer. With the help of […]

3rd place in the Langen Junior Science Award

On 08 April 2022, Filippos Theofilos Charitidis (ESR9) received 3rd place in the Langen Junior Science Award for his publication on “Monitoring CAR T cell generation with a CD8-targeted lentiviral vector by single-cell transcriptomics”. The Langen Junior Science Award is awarded annually in recognition of particularly significant publications by young scientists of the Paul Ehrlich […]

STACCATO has its YouTube channel

“Video is the next wave, and scientists must be prepared for it,” says McKee in her know-how for scientists, The Scientist Videographer. YouTube is a particularly relevant platform because of its enormous reach: it is the second most accessed website worldwide (Alexa, 2020), where 2 billion registered users watch videos monthly. Recognizing the potential that […]

Breaking the Walls of Curing Diabetes

The MSCA Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and a stepping stone for the next generation of researchers, innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries. The Falling Walls Lab MSCA competition will take place in one week, online-only on 30 September 2021. Join it to see STACCATO ESR, Kelly Blust pitching her innovative idea […]

STACCATO Wiki online

Our Wiki is online! You can now find explanations for terms related to STACCATO on our website. The content is produced by our ESRs and PIs and will continue to grow. We have also introduced a search function to the website so you can easily search the Wiki and our entire website for the information […]

Colin Clarke to speak at the MSCA 2020 Conference

Our Coordinator, Dr. Colin Clarke, will act as an expert at the MSCA 2020 – Achieving more together on 29 September 2020. The conference has chosen two main topics: “Synergies between the MSCA and European Universities Initiative” and “Supervision of the MSCA and beyond”. Colin will contribute as an expert to the Workshop “Perspective of […]

2nd Annual Industry-Academia Network Experience

The second industry-academia networking event took place from 22 to 26 June 2020. The situation regarding COVID-19 has necessitated the STACCATO network experience to be transitioned from an in person to an online event. This had the biggest impact on the social activities that would have normally taken place after the lectures. Nevertheless, Brian and […]

Successful STACCATO check meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the STACCATO check meeting with our REA Project Officer had to be held online. Despite the unique circumstances, the meeting turned out to be very successful. Our ESRs have once again shown off their high-quality presentation skills and impressed PIs and the REA Project Officer alike. The discussion about the […]