News & Events

  • Young Scientists in the Spotlight: B-SMART Releases Interview Clips

    B-SMART has released short interview clips with young scientists from their consortium. Illustrating the project’s innovative approach and raising awareness for the importance of nanomedicine in treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, the clips also highlight the personal contribution of the junior researchers and their...
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  • 8th B-SMART Progress Meeting

    The consortium had to gather for an online progress meeting once again. All partners are by now well-versed in conducting such meetings and representatives from all partners were present. The meeting took place 27-28 January and one major point of discussion was the impact of the pandemic on the progress of the work. Although almost all partners...
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  • B-SMART partner enters the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium

    Prof. María José Alonso from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) has entered the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (ARMB) as a Foreign Member. The induction ceremony took place on 31 January 2021, in a virtual meeting, due to the pandemic situation. This is a new recognition of the outstanding career of Professor Alonso, after her...
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  • Out now: The EXPERT animated clip!

    B-SMART coordinator Raymond Schiffelers (UMCU) also coordinates to EU-funded research project EXPERT: This project aims at developing a new off-the-shelf delivery system for RNA-based nanomedicines to treat cancer and cardiovascular disease. EXPERT has just released an animated clip illustrating the project’s goals. The short animation aims to...
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  • B-SMART celebrates 2 researchers in Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

    The B-SMART Coordinator Prof. Raymond Schiffelers and Work Package Leader Dr. Pieter Vader both from UMC Utrecht have been named to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics. In 2020, fewer than 6,200, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this...
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  • COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough also important for other diseases

    The success of the technology used in the vaccine candidates against COVID-19 developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, which are currently in late-stage trials, are very good news for other diseases as well. They are using mRNA technology, which scored an impressive efficacy rate of over 90% on interim findings. The European research projects...
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  • 4th edition of B-SMART newsletter available!

    We are happy to announce the fourth edition of our B-SMART newsletter. It contains information on the progress of the project as well as news from the consortium and a portrait of the team of the partner institution USC. Please have a look at B-SMART Newsletter // Issue No 4 // November 2020 and enjoy reading!
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  • Honour for B-SMART partner

    Pieter Vader, assistant professor at the coordinating institution University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, has received the NWO-Vidi grant awarded by the Dutch Research Council. Vidi is aimed at experienced researchers who have carried out successful research for a number of years after obtaining their PhDs. Together with Veni and Vici,...
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