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What a COLOTAN week!

The 2nd Event of COLOTAN-ETN took place virtually in the week of 17th January, 2022. The meeting was originally planned to take place in Athens 🏛️, but, owing to the pandemic, this was not possible. We had 5 energizing ⚡🤩 days packed with good science, innovative perspectives and productive discussions, in which the MSCA Early-Stage Researchers, the supervisors, some invited speakers and the European ...

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Prof. Christel Bergström awarded Gunnar Källrot’s award 2021!

Prof Christel Bergström was recently awarded Gunnar Källrot´s award 2021. The award is given every fourth year to acknowledge work of high scientific value within pharmaceutics and drug formulation. She received the award for her multidisciplinary research and innovative technologies, including 3D printing, for development of personalised medicines for efficient and safe treatments. We are proud to have Prof Bergström ...

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How My Life Changed in 5 Months: A Digest

ither by choice or chance, you’ve reached my post. Not just any post, but the first in my series of posts. And we started straight away with a plot twist: it wasn’t my life that changed; in reality, it was just me. But I don’t want to confuse you! First things first, let’s start with proper introductions. In today’s post ...

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From confusion to enlightment

“COLO-what?”  These were exactly my thoughts when I first read about the project online. But first things first: It was a given for me, that I don’t “only” want to finish my studies with a master’s degree but top it off with a PhD. Additionally, I didn’t want to just do a PhD for a PhD’s sake; I was also ...

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From Erasmus to Marasmus to COLOTAN

Bringing Light into the Darkness   Though it’s well past midnight, a trace of daylight still lingers. It feels like it never truly gets dark here. It’s the summer of 2014 and I am visiting Uppsala for the first time. I reflect on the busy day I’ve had – finally meeting my distant relatives in person, having fika (= Swedish ...

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COLOTAN Kick-off event

EU H2020 MSCA-ETN COLOTAN virtually kicked it off…! In the week of 14thJune 2021, EU H2020 MSCA-ETN COLOTAN team members came together on Zoom from all over the world in order to kick off their promising project. COLOTAN started the Kick-off week with a team building day for the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), followed by 2 days of enriching Research and ...

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COLOTAN Pre- Kick Off Meeting and Recruitment Event

On 21 January 2021, the COLOTAN Consortium had its Pre-kick off meeting which consisted of an informative session given by the project coordinator (KU Leuven) on the implementation of the project, focusing on the ‘start-up’, the ‘planning’ and the ‘next steps’ to kick off. Furthermore, the European Projects Advisor at LRD department of KU Leuven gave a presentation on the ‘project execution’, ...

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