Purpose of the STSM: One of the main aims of this STSM was the exchange of protocols and expertise between the two groups involved. Briefly, this short training would allow the grantee, who is actually an Early Career Investigator (Dr. Konstantinos Kafetzis) to gain insight and experience in miRNA studies, by getting an insight on the methods the group of  Prof. Dr. Eichmüeller has well implemented for that purpose. This STSM would also allow the host lab to benefit fromthe grantee’s expertise in lipid nanoparticle (LNP) production. 

Grantee name: Konstantinos (Kostas) Kafetzis

STSM start and end date: 2022-09-19 to 2022-09-23

Title: miR29-b for the prevention of postoperative fibrosis after glaucoma surgery – miRNA research techniques
Host lab: GMP & T cell Therapy group; German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ); Prof. Dr. S. Eichmüeller (Heidelberg, Germany)