This section keeps you updated on any major developments throughout the course of the MICROB-PREDICT project. For PDFs of our own press releases about progress within the MICROB-PREDICT project please go to DOWNLOADS. To receive our project newsletter please subscribe here!
22 January 2020
Successful 2nd General Assembly Meeting in Königstein
From 20th-22nd January 2020, 71 delegates of the MICROB-PREDICT consortium met in Königstein near Frankfurt a.M., Germany, to discuss the progress and results after the end of the first year of the project. We are happy to conclude that the project is in schedule and the first results come in nicely.
20 January 2020
First master class for Early Career Scientists
On 20th January 2020, 48 participants of the MICROB-PREDICT Consortium, of which 24 Early Career Scientists attended the first master class which was organized as part of the WP9 training programme before the start of the 2nd General Assembly Meeting, in the hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Talks included “How to write a successful grant application” (Ameli Schwalber and Jonel Trebicka), “ACLF: current status and recent advances” (Jonel Trebicka) and “Microbiome: current standards and challenges” (Peer Bork). Overall, the feedback was positive, and this format will be repeated again at future General Assembly meetings.
2 December 2019
EASL School on Hepatology 2020 in Frankfurt
Management of acute-on-chronic liver failure
Location: Goethe University Frankfurt
Date: 03.- 04.07.2020
Course director: Prof. Jonel Trebicka
6 November 2019
Big data and artificial intelligence (AI)
Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are not the future, they are the present. Our ethics WP Leader Prof. Itziar de Lecuona speaks about “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities for Clinical Decision-Making and Health Care Assessment”.
17 October 2019
Policy for integrating the six agendas of responsible research and innovation
Read our policy on how we implement responsible research and innovation of our six agendas (ethics, gender equality, public engagement, governance, scientific education and open access) in MICROB-PREDICT. Our legal and ethics team explains measures to take into account regarding governance, ethics, gender equality, public engagement, open access and scientific education. Download the policy here.
6 September 2019
All PREDICT samples have been shipped to our specialty labs
All PREDICT samples have been shipped to our specialty labs. The majority of proteomics and metabolomics measurements are complete. Congratulations WP3!
2 July 2019
First important milestones achieved
MICROB-PREDICT partners received ethics approvals for shipment of samples. More than 700 samples have been aliquoted and were shipped to specialty labs. Now, data generation begins.
30 June 2019
MICROB-PREDICT Informed consent policy
The MICROB-PREDICT policy for human subjects, samples and data describes the ethical and legal framework for the planned research interventions, the implications for research participants and obligations for those conducting research. Download the policy here.
26 March 2019
First internal meeting on specifics of biosensor development
The first meeting of work package 5 (WP5) members dedicated to
validationof biomarkers and biosensor development was held at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona. The aim was to initiate collaboration of ICN2 and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) for the development of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests.
1 January 2019
MICROB-PREDICT kicks off!
Today, the 6-year long, pan-European research project begins. All of us are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work!