Trainee Brain Mobility Awards


This Award offers an exceptional opportunity for brilliant early career researchers to create, develop and consolidate their networks and to acquire new skills and knowledge in the field of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

The Award aims to support graduate students, early career scientists (<7 years post-PhD), or clinicians/fellows (< 7 years post M.D. or equivalent), who would like to visit a research institution/lab/centre specialising in DOHaD or related topics, or who wish to attend a workshop/meeting with the objective of developing collaborative project(s), or to get technical support, or to be trained in a DOHaD-related project. A maximum of four awards (maximum of £3000 per award) will be offered each year.

The attached eligibility criteria and application template should be considered and completed, and sent to


Congratulations to the inaugural recipient of the Brain Mobility Award: Germán Arenas

Mr. Arenas will travel from Dr. Bernardo Krause's laboratory in Santiago, Chile to spend 3 months working with Professor Dino Giussani's laboratory at the Barcroft Centre, University of Cambridge, UK. In the Giussani Lab, he will utilize an avian model to study the effects of developmental hypoxia on vascular function. Listen to Germán discuss his proposed project, "To determine the effects of developmental hypoxia relative to controls on the expression and function of Piezo1 in the femoral vasculature of the chicken embryo at term," here. Congratulations again to Germán, we are looking forward to the outcomes of this exciting work!

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