The University of Groningen

Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND ALERT

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem worldwide. An integrated approach that transcends national borders, sectors and disciplines must provide a solution. The Marie Curie Sklodowska COFUND ALERT program is committed to such a solution, by realizing an international research and training program with an inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary focus.

Nineteen PhD candidates, recruited outside the Netherlands, will develop new drug candidates to fight antibiotic resistance. The University of Groningen (RUG) facilitates this program by composing a local training program. Therefore, research groups from different disciplines work together to guide and educate the PhD candidates. The University works closely with various international academic and private partners. The long-term goal of the COFUND ALERT program is to create a strong international network that is committed to research on antibiotic resistance.

The training program received funding from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND instrument as part of the European Horizon 2020 program. Through the instrument, the European Commission seeks to develop the research skills of researchers and offer them better career prospects. Hezelburcht wrote the application together with researchers from the RUG and will provide support with the project management in the coming years.

 “The support from Hezelburcht during writing of the grant was invaluable since they perfectly coordinated the input from many partners and their deep technical knowledge about HR processes made this proposal a success”, Prof. Dr. A. Herrmann (coordinator).


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