LUMC Global has set out to stimulate international connections in (bio)medical research and education to contribute to global healthcare. Setting up several PhD projects has been one of the key elements in doing this and we’re very proud we’ve been able to set up as many as eight different PhD projects. We are now looking for a Global PhD candidate in Obstetrics in a collaborative projects with Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and UZ Leuven, Belgium.
What you’ll do
Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, sharing one placenta with blood vessel anastomosis have a high risk of pregnancy complications. Selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) occurs when there is unequal placenta sharing. A small placenta shares results in abnormal blood flows and less growth. The growth restricted fetus is at risk for fetal demise, and because of the anastomosis between the twins the other twin is at risk too for fetal demise or severe neurodevelopmental damage. The pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, management, and outcome of sFGR are not well-established yet.
With this unique collaboration between the LUMC, UZ Leuven, and Karolinska we aim for an important milestone in the research on sFGR. This is where you come in! You will design, execute, and coordinate the collection of data, which you will then process, analyze and interpret. You conduct literature reviews, and give written and oral reports on the outcomes of your research.
Long have we awaited the moment that we could welcome international students at the LUMC again. Due to COVID, all student mobility was cancelled for over 1,5 years. And despite still having regulations in place, especially during the first semester of the academic year 2021-2022, it was refreshing to cautiously welcome international students again. We’re so pleased to see that the students who came to Leiden had a fun, meaningful and above all, educational experience. In a questionnaire, they’ve given us an insight into how they experienced student mobility during these strange times.
Twice a year, the Research Mobility Fellowships of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) from the European Reference Networks (ERN) get awarded to prominent researchers or MDs to develop new skills and expertise in a European institution specialized in research on rare diseases.
On May 30th, international experts and politicians gathered in Leiden to discuss global health issues during the Global Impact in Health Symposium. Lively discussions were held on matters concerning equal worldwide access to vaccines and diversity within clinical research. New scientific insights were also shared, including on vaccine response differences between African and European populations. Missed the event? Check out the after movie and get in touch!