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Learn more about the present and past laureates of FRT Fellowships !

In 2013, FRT offered 4 fellowships of 4500 € each (for short exchange periods) and one of 18000€ (for a long exchange period) towards supporting a period spent in a research laboratory or clinical department of a different country, in order to promote international collaborations.

The laureates of the FRT Fellowships 2013 !

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Christian POSCH
Detection and treatment of uveal melanoma with gold nanoparticles.

New therapeutic strategies for the control of scabies in humans and animals.

Epidermal stem cells homeostasis regulation by microRNAs present in exosomes secreted by dermal stem cells.

Characterization of regulatory T cells in human skin.

Roselyne WAGNER
Role of E-cadherin and ß-catenin in the specification of melanocyte and Schwann cell precursors in the dorsal root ganglia.

Learn about Nikhil YAWALKAR’s career, laureate of the FRT Fellowship 2000

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"In 2000 the Fondation René Touraine fellowship was granted to me for a research fellowship at the Harvard Skin Disease Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA (directed by Prof. TS Kupper). At that time I was already a board-certified dermatologist and allergist/immunologist and was working as a research fellow in the field of cutaneous inflammation (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, drug eruptions) at the Department of Dermatology and Clinic for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology/Allergology, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern in Switzerland. In order to broaden my experience I then then decided to pursue basic research in the USA. Together with other grants the Fondation René Touraine fellowship enabled me to spend over 2 years in Prof. Kupper’s lab in Boston. The research projects included investigations on identification of autoantigens in psoriatic plaques using expression cloning and the disruption of the T-cell repertoire in cutaneous T cell lymphoma. I was very impressed by the collegial atmosphere, high quality and possibilities for collaborative research e.g. various core facilities at the Harvard Skin Disease Research Center in Boston. After returning to Switzerland I became associate professor at the Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern. My current research has focused on innate and acquired immunological mechanisms in inflammatory skin diseases."

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