We are a group of European academic institutes and enterprises who perform R&D in the field of small arteries. We aim to improve scientific understanding of the role of these blood vessels in cardiovascular disease, and to pave the way for new therapeutic options.
Our network started in 2009, funded by the Marie Curie training programme of the European Commission (‘SMART’), with continuation from November 2013 to October 2017 based on a new Marie Curie grant (‘SMARTER’).
These grants have allowed us to set up large research training programmes for Ph.D. students and young post-docs. It is our philosophy to share our research progress and available technology with the scientific community. While we cannot include new partners, we do allow participation in our network symposia and training events where possible, and we are always willing to help you with your questions and ideas on collaboration in this field.
Successful Summer School on Vascular Biology
In November 2015 we organized the 2nd SmArter Summer school: ‘Summer School on Vascular Biology’ at King’s College in London.
The program included lectures from internationally renowned scientist, lab practice and guided discussion with the students and scientist.
An enthusiastic group of 25 students (internal and external students from outside the SmArteR network) were taught in the details of vascular biology.