University Paris-Sud the winner of two European networks for Innovative Training Networks (ITN) doctoral training

Innovative Training Networks (ITN) are European projects that aim to train a new generation of young researchers, designers, entrepreneurs and innovators, to be able to address coming challenges and transform knowledge and ideas into products and services that benefit the economy and society.

In response to the latest ITN-2019 call of the European programme HORIZON 2020, MagnEFi projects of the European Training Networks (ETN) type, and TubInTrain of the European Joint Doctorates (EJD) type, have been approved for funding.

- The MagnEFi project (UPSud coordination) is being carried out by young researcher Liza HERRERA DIEZ (C2N- CNRS/UPSud). This project, which can fund 15 doctoral candidates (of which two are at University Paris-Sud), explores controlling magnetic properties by electric fields in nano-tools. The originality of this project lies in the integration of different types of control by electrical field, the accumulation of charges, and the effects of mechanical constraints by piezo-electricity and by light in multi-functional magnetic devices. The consortium (seven European countries) notably consists of eight academic beneficiaries and three from industry who have a start-up "Spin-Ion", hosted at the Centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

- The TubInTrain project (UPSud partner) is carried out by Sandrine ONGERI (BioCIS- CNRS/UPSud), Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacology, and who has also been a partner for several months in another project of the type FET-OPEN (No-PEST). TubInTrain is a research project focussed on the breakdown of microtubes in neurodegenerative diseases and neurotoxicity. It is based on a consortium of seven beneficiaries and 14 partners (including 10 industrial partners) from six European countries (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland) consolidating their expertise to co-supervise the training of 13 doctoral candidates of whom three are at University Paris Sud.

For further information contact : europe.dari @ u-psud.fr