Scholarship positions available in collaboration with ReproUnion

The EAU’s body for educational scholarships, the European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP) is proud to announce a collaboration with the EAU Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU) and ReproUnion. ReproUnion is a network of 13 clinical and research units in Denmark and Sweden, leading the world in overcoming infertility and in meeting future demands of managing and preventing infertility problems.

Together with the EUSP and ESAU, ReproUnion is inviting four post-doc/PhD research fellows to take part in one of several proposed research projects on male reproductive organs, based at centres in either Denmark or Sweden. The EAU and ReproUnion are sharing the costs of the scholarships, up to €40,000 per fellow.

Participants will have access to unique know-how and research tools available to ReproUnion, such as registries, large patient cohorts and biobanks in the Nordic countries. The collaboration should also help establish new ties between ESAU-affiliated researchers and ReproUnion.

Applicants must be a member of the EAU, must not reside in Denmark or Sweden, and must be a (co-)author of a PubMed-listed publication in the field of urology or andrology. The focus for the fellowship should be on research: training in specific techniques should be limited.

At the moment there are 2 research projects available:

Project 1:

Optimizing culture conditions of human spermatogonial stem cells and characterizing human spermatogonial stem cells in culture using immunofluorescens microscopy and molecular genetic markers.

Supervisor: Prof. Claus Yding Andersen, Lab. of Reproductive Biology; Rigshospitalet; Copenhagen, Denmark.

Project 2:

The main purpose is to investigate time to Prostate Cancer relapse by utilising data from two population-based study cohorts. In total, more than 3000 Prostate Cancer cases are present in these cohorts, which were enrolled in the 70’s.  In order to elucidate the possible impact of FSH on time to relapse to an androgen-independent state, data will be retrieved from medical records and linked to FSH concentration as well as genetic data regarding the FSHR in mentioned cohorts.

Supervisor: Prof. Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman; Molecular Genetic Reproduction; Dept. of Translational Medicine; Lund University; Malmö; Sweden.

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2018. The selection will take place on 1 July 2018. The Fellowships will start before December 2018 and the duration of the fellowship will be 1 year.

Interested researchers can e-mail Angela Terberg via eusp@uroweb.org for further details.