Dr Aleksandr Kakinen (UQ) was recently awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship for his project: A novel multi-functional nanocomposites against Parkinson’s disease for the protection and regeneration of dopamine neurons with anti alpha-Synuclein aggregation properties. Over the two years of the €190,000 fellowship, Dr Kakinen will spend time at the University of Helsinki, Finland working under the supervision of Professor Mart Saarma.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines – from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling.
The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe.