14 positions addressed to Early Stage Researchers and Experienced Researchers are offered in the scope of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n°316964.

Marriage – Marie Curie Ageing Network – Executive Summary

The complex nature of ageing as a scientific field calls for a multidisciplinary approach where teams of academic and industrial researchers join forces. The objective of this Network is to provide training in the biology of ageing to 11 Early Stage and 4 Experienced Researchers. We have assembled a premier group of scientists that focus their activities on the molecular mechanisms that underlie ageing, with an emphasis on how maintenance of genomic integrity in self-renewing tissues is preserved under different metabolic rates.

The key aim of this training program is the elucidation of the molecular pathway by which intrinsic genomic integrity can be modified by the extrinsic rate of metabolism. The Network consists of 10 full and 2 associated partners, representing 7 Member states and Switzerland and Canada, and include 4 commercial enterprises. Multiple complementary training schemes will include specific research projects (ex. various academic and industrial secondments), a wide range of dedicated courses organized by the academic partners of the Network, and finally, training organized by the industrial partners of the Network. Trainees will become experts in the multidisciplinary field of ageing, and are expected to constitute future leaders in the field of ageing science and shape commercial activities in this realm.