Gene therapy of rare diseases – opportunity for prospective PhD students

11. 05. 2022 Uncategorized

Czech Centre for Phenogenomics is a member of the consortium gathered in the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Network focused on gene therapy of rare diseases. The project, coordinated by the University of Copenhagen, was approved by the European Commission in April and will start in September 2022.

This project is a unique opportunity for future doctoral students interested in an international scientific career in this promising field.

The “Gene Therapy of Rare Diseases” (GetRadi) consortium aims to contribute to the establishment of more gene therapies for rare diseases. The PhD research projects will focus on improving transfer of genome editing tools to target cells, gene editing efficiency, and improving safety of gene therapy.

CCP will hire one PhD student, who will perform research on exosome mediated gene therapy of Diamond Blackfan anemia, which is a disorder that primarily affects the bone marrow. People with this condition often also have physical abnormalities affecting various parts of the body.

The vacancy will be open in Autumn 2022, but you can already now express your interest by sending us an email at: