Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

I was born and raised in Barcelona. I studied Genetic’s in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where I learned that there are still many exciting and unknown things to discover.

I joined this project with the intention of understanding a bit more heart development. Although it is a great opportunity, everything has a price: I had to say goodbye to the sun!

I grew up in Madrid, where I studied Biomedical Engineering. Impressed by the complexity of biological systems, I thought it could be amazing to use physics to understand them a bit more.

I’m still hoping to get some answers one day, but if I don’t, at least it’s being fun. In this project I am focusing on understanding the mechanisms underlying mechanotransduction in the developing heart, and for that I am using light sheet microscopy imaging.

I grew up in Bucharest, Romania but I spent my last five years studying Computer Science in the United Kingdom. After having the opportunity of processing confocal microscopy images and MRI, I realised that my passion lies at a closer boundary with biology and help understand biological processes. For this I am grateful to the 4DHeart project for the chance to work in this interdisciplinary field.

“The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.” -Richard Hamming

I am a biomedical engineer. I was born in Naples so I love good food, sunny days and above all the sea. I am a very curious person and I believe that any day should be carried out with optimism and good humor.

For me, 4DHeart project will be another adventure made of new friends, new towns but especially it will be an opportunity to discover the amazing mycroscopic world.

“Despite knowing
they won’t be here for long
they still choose to live
their brightest lives”
sunflowers
Rupi Kaur 

Graduated in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Bologna (Italy). I grew up in a small village of the center of Italy. I love travel and I visit most of the European Country and when I have enough time and money I always organize some adventurous trips. I enjoy to spend time with people and discover new cultures and tradition. I decided to join this project because it is definitely a good opportunity, no just to learn and improve in scientific field but also to know new people and to travel around Europe.

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.” (A. Einstein)

A biomedical engineer raised and educated in Portugal with a deep love for engineering, programming, football, sun and beach. Moved from Portugal to Berlin where he realized that 2 out of 5 was not enough and now arrives in Madrid expecting a 4 out of 5 and perhaps an artificial beach in the near future for a perfect love story. In case the negotiations with Real Madrid to replace Cristiano Ronaldo fail, he is intending to absorb all the energy coming from sunny Madrid and spend it into auspicious and fruitful research in CMR, “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. 

INTERACTION BETWEEN ESRs

Research Topics EPICARDIUM BIOLOGY ESR2, ESR5 ,ESR6
CARDIAC DEVELOPMENT IN ZEBRAFISH ESR1, ESR2, ESR3, ESR5
MECHANICAL FORCES IN CARDIAC DEVELOPMENT ESR1, ESR2
CARDIAC VALVE BIOLOGY ESR1, ESR3, ESR6
IN VIVO IMAGING OPTIMIZATION ESR1, ESR2, ESR3, ESR4, ESR5, ESR6
HEART CELL REGISTRATION ESR1, ESR4 ,ESR5
ESR ORIGIN FIRST RECR. COUNTRY PARTNER 1 PARTNER 2 STARTING DATE INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
Laia Ortiz Spain France IGBMC Leica 01.09.2017 Quantitative analysis of outflow tract heart valve morphogenesis using light sheet time lapse microscopy.
Elena Remacha Spain Germany IGBMC Leica 01.09.2017 Quantification of cilia mechanodetection during pericardium development using optical tweezers.
Paul Stroe United Kingdom France CNRS BITPLANE* 01.12.2017 3D and 3Dt Atlas of cardiac development in the zebrafish with a focus on the valves.
Morena Raiola Italy Spain CNIC BITPLANE* 04.10.2018 Time-lapse 4-D analysis of cardiac development in the mouse.
Eleonora Lupi Spain / Italy Switzerland UBERN DITABIS 01.10.2017 High content screening assay for the identification of chemical compounds enhancing epicardium formation.
Tiago Silva Portugal Spain PHILIPS CNIC 05.09.2017 In-vivo characterization of dynamic myocardial tissue changes in different mammals.

This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovating programme under the Marie Sktodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722427