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FRT - Fondation René Touraine (FRT) awards every year 5 fellowships to hospital-based clinical dermatologists and pre or post doctoral research fellows for international exchanges between laboratories, one of which must be European. FRT grants each year a long-exchange fellowship of 18 000€ and up to 4 short-exchange fellowships of 4 500€.

You will find here enclosed a poster with the Fellowships Announcement for 2017

The deadline for submitting applications is the
1st October 2017.
Please disseminate this information as you find appropriate.
Click here for rules and eligibility

  • 18 000 € Fellowship for a long-exchange

François KUONEN
Project: Role of the microenvironment in basal cell carcinoma progression and resistance to smoothened inhibitors
From: Dept. of Dermatology and Venereology, CHUV University Hospital Lausanne -Switzerland (Prof. Michel Gilliet)
Host laboratory: Dept. of Dermatology, Stanford University, CA - USA (Prof. Antony Oro)

  • 4 500 € Fellowships for a short-exchange
Clarisse GANIER
Project: Therapeutic potential of bone marrow derived-mesenchymal stromal cells for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
From: INSERM UMR1163, Laboratory of Genetic Skin Diseases, Dept. of Genetics, IMAGINE Institute, Necker Hospital, Paris - France  (Prof. Alain Hovnanian) 
Host laboratory: Dept. of Stem Cell Therapy Science, Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka - Japan (Prof. Katsuto Tamai) 

Vijaykumar PATRA
Project: Contribution of skin resident memory T cells (TRM) to the chronicity of eczemas: new strategies to target skin TRM and restore tolerance
From:  Dept. of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz - Austria (Prof. Peter Wolf)
Host laboratory: 
Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, Lyon - France (Dr. Marc Vocanson and Prof. Jean-François Nicolas)

Kelly SINX*
Project: Basal cell carcinoma in mice treated with topical imiquimod and diclofenac 3% gel; molecular pathology and effectivity
From:  Dept. of Dermatology, Maastrich University Medical Centre, Maastrich - Netherlands (Prof. PM Steijlen)
Host laboratory: WELBIO, Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium (Prof. Cedric Blanpain)

Project: Evaluation of the role of PCPE-2 in skin wound healing and neutrophil function using a PCPE-3 knock-out model
From: Laboratory of Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering, IBCP, Lyon - France (Dr. Catherine Moali)
Host laboratory: 
Dept. of Dermatology, University of Freiburg - Germany (Prof. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman)

* received a fellowship of 1650€

The Fondation René Touraine (FRT) is an international non-profit organisation, founded in 1991, with the main goal of supporting therapeutic progress in the field of dermatology at the international level. In order to achieve this goal, the FRT counts with the precious help 
of 104 European and international renown experts in dermatology that work within FRT’s Scientific Committees.

FRT is pursuing its 
efforts to improve healthcare to patients affected by skin diseases, in particular those in developing countries, especially by its involvement in the following main actions
  • developing a collaborative network focusing on patient needs for rare skin diseases gathering some 100 teams across all European countries and preparing a European Reference Network on rare diseases in dermatology, in partnership with Mediterranean countries (Genodermatoses Network)
  • improving access to quality care for patients suffering from chronic inflammatory skin diseases through the SPIN- Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network, which gathers some 4700 dermatologists and 43 patient associations across 100 countries
  • enhancing continuing medical education in dermatology, by developing and updating the online free reference book Therapeutics in Dermatology, an e-dermatology portal with over 13 000 registered health professionals and open to partnerships with pharmaceutical and cosmetical industries willing to support therapeutic progress in dermatology.

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