Project Meetings

The final meeting of the PathChooser Marie Curie Initial Training Network took place on September 18, 2017

University College Dublin welcomed PathChooser fellows and supervisors on a sunny autumn day. The meeting was held at NovaUCD based in the charming Merville House, a Georgian style country-villa built in the mid-18th century.

From lung and nervous system models of nanoparticle trafficking to novel approaches in drug delivery and to studies of protein corona in ovarian carcinoma patients, participants enjoyed the high-quality science generated by the PathChooser partners. Discussions revolved around understanding the individual projects in-depth and potential future directions in research. PathChooser fellows also had a chance to discuss their career development with senior faculty of the PathChooser consortium.

After the scientific morning session, Prof Walter Kolch, Director of Systems Biology Ireland, gave a brilliant talk “Grant writing – a short guide to survival and success”. His presentation reflected his vast experience in writing & reviewing grant applications and excellent skill in engaging his audience.

The meeting concluded with a snapshot of the Irish cuisine presented in yet another gorgeous 18th century building in Dublin City Centre, where PathChooser partners continued with their discussions of the scientific life.

M23 Mid-term Review Meeting, hosted by UCD

Dublin, Ireland. September 21-24, 2015

M18 First PathChooser Consortium Meeting – Training courses and Progress meeting

Dublin, Ireland. April 29-30, 2014

The meeting was held at University College Dublin to which all fellows and most of the PIs attended. This included the fellows’ training event (

Kick-off Meeting

PathChooser is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, EU FP7-funded project (€3 M) that aims to develop innovative, mechanistic-based strategies for delivery of therapeutic macromolecules across biological barriers. UCD (specifically CBNI) are the coordinators of this grant, and on the 10th – 11th of February, project partners across Europe (Ireland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Cyprus) and their recently appointed fellows gathered on the premises of University College Dublin, Ireland, for the Kick Off Meeting. Participants had the chance to establish guidelines, share expectations and initiate collaborations in an event that set the tone for leading the project to successful completion.

  • Kenneth Dawson, UCD. Reinforcing that Fellows are Central in Marie Curie ITNs.
  • Invited Speaker Dr John Baugh discussing the ethical issues.
  • Jo Oliver, Avanticell. Discussing the Importance of Industry links in NanoScience.
  • Invited Speaker Dr Francois Pichot giving an overview on commercialisation and IP issues.
  • Luciana Herda UCD Fellow with Dr Ester Polo taking questions on the project.
  • Some lively discussions.
  • Diana Hudecz, UCD. Fellow discussing the importance of quality and reproducibility.
  • Fellows Tutors Associate Staff listen intently at the PathChooser Kick Off Meeting.
  • Taking some rest between discussions.