CORVOS is a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) program.
Opportunistic infections are defined as infections caused by pathogens primarily affecting immunocompromised subjects. Due to the immunodeficiency, they are difficult to treat and together the top two killer worldwide. Opportunistic pathogens comprise bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. CORVOS will train 15 widely recruited and highly motivated early stage researchers (ESR). They will fill the current scientific gap in the understanding of the role of complement in opportunistic infections, and translate this knowledge into clinical practice. ESRs will become creative alumni, all with a jointly awarded Double PhD of two European universities and equipped with entrepreneurial and clinical skills, making them attractive human resources to academia and industry alike. CORVOS is an ambitious pan-European initiative of 10 European universities, 3 biomedical companies, 2 research institutes and 3 hospitals. Ultimately, CORVOS doctoral and research training program enables intersectoral research together with the transfer and exploitation of knowledge required to develop diagnostic and treatment options to save millions of lives currently lost to opportunistic infections.
Professor Mollnes is one of the Principal Investigators in CORVOS and will host two PhD students. The program is a mobility grant, and the students will exchange with 6 months at an industrial partner and 6 moths in one of the other partners laboratories (Copenhagen and Innsbruck, the latter headed by the program co-ordinator, professor Reinhard Würzner).CORVOS Homepage