News & Events

  • 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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  • Nanotechnology Projects share their Struggles and Success Stories in Workshop on Translational Issues

    Adjacent to and in collaboration with the last ETPN 2020, which took place as a virtual event on 14-15 October 2020, B-SMART conducted a workshop together with three sister projects that are funded under the same call. CUPIDO, NEW Deal, Smart4Fabry and B-SMART discussed challenges and issues the projects have been facing regarding translational...
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  • Translational Issues in Nanomedicine: B-SMART Workshop at ETPN 2020 Conference

    At the upcoming ETPN 2020 conference, which will take place as a virtual even on 14-15 October 2020, B-SMART will conduct a workshop together with three sister projects that are funded under the same call. CUPIDO, NEW Deal, Smart4Fabry and B-SMART invite all interested participants to join them on 15 October from 14:00-17:00 CEST to discuss...
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  • B-SMART meeting in a different format

    For the first time since the start of the project in 2017, the consortium had to gather for an online progress meeting: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had not been possible to convene – as originally planned – in Santiago de Compostela. Although the partners were sad to not be able to meet in person, everyone was happy to see each other, at...
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  • Livestream webinar on May 26, 2020: Is RNA Medicine the Next Paradigm Shift?

    Dr. Pieter Vader from the B-SMART coordinating institution “University Medical Centre Utrecht” will be a presenter during the webinar that is hosted by Precision NanoSystems and the CRS BNLF Local Chapter. He will highlight unique features of extracellular vesicles (EVs) for RNA delivery and discuss novel engineering approaches that may contribute...
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