Maria Ibars Serra, postdoc at the Department of Physiology, theme Renal disorders, is awarded with a Marie-Curie Global Fellowship. The next three years she will focus on unraveling the role of a mysterious gene involved in magnesium balance in the body. This research will provide new functional insights on renal magnesium handling and contribute to the discovery of potential therapeutic targets and biomarkers of electrolyte-related kidney disease. With this personal grant, Maria will work together with Joost Hoenderop, Department of Physiology and Ron Korstanje at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, USA.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships are Europe's most prestigious awards.They support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.
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