The total budget of the Programme is €12.5 million and it is expected that the number of
fellows to be funded will be 54.
The distribution of the indicative budget of the call will consider two different levels of
costs of salaries, according to the experience of the fellow:
Fellow A - Researchers holding a PhD: total cost granted per fellow, including mandatory
costs of the employer: 61000 €/year
Researcher’s gross salary: 3191.82€/ gross salary/month, 14 months/year, plus lunch
Fellow B - Researchers with 5 or more years of research experience after obtaining their
PhD degree: total cost granted per fellow, including mandatory costs of the employer: 68
Researcher’s gross salary: 3601.03€/month, 14 months/year, plus lunch subsidy.
Other payments refer to:
Travel and mobility allowance: 1600 €/first year;
Research costs: 5000 €/year
Host institution overheads: 5000 €/year/fellow
Top-ups can be negotiated between the host and the candidate.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
HIV entry into CD4+ cells requires interaction with a cellular receptor, generally either CCR5 or CXCR4.
We have previously reported the case of an HIV-infected patient in whom viral replication remained absent despite discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy after transplantation with CCR5Δ32/Δ32 stem cells.
However, it was expected that the long-lived viral reservoir would lead to HIV rebound and disease progression during the process of immune reconstitution.
In the present study, we demonstrate successful reconstitution of CD4+ T cells at the systemic level (i.e. in the blood stream) as well as in the gut mucosal immune system following CCR5Δ32/Δ32 stem cell transplantation, while the patient remains without any sign of HIV infection.
This was observed although recovered CD4+ T cells contain a high proportion of activated memory CD4+ T cells, i.e. the preferential targets of HIV, and are susceptible to productive infection with CXCR4-tropic HIV. Furthermore, during the process of immune reconstitution, we found evidence for the replacement of long-lived host tissue cells with donor-derived cells indicating that the size of the viral reservoir has been reduced over time. In conclusion, our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
almost getting in the last week of #Movember and I am felling a bit down.
The reason being the lack of support to my campaign, last year I managed to raise £400 and this year so far I have managed £135.
I know times are not favorable to give money but hey, like an ad on TV says: every little helps!
So c'mon donate for #movember, just go online to http://uk.movember.com/mospace/101075 and make a donation, as little as 50p or as big as £50!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit http://uk.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs. Thank you in advance for helping me to support men’s health. Ricardo Gandara
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
October 19th, 2010
O mil-eurista é um jovem diplomado, que sabe línguas estrangeiras, possui mestrados, doutoramentos, estágios de formação [...] e que não ganha mais de mil euros. Gasta mais de um terço do salário no aluguer. Não põe dinheiro de parte, não é proprietário, não tem carro nem filhos, vive um dia de cada vez. Às vezes é divertido, mas à força é cansativo.»via http://encontrarportugal.blogspot.com/2006/02/gerao-mil-euros.html
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So I achieved one of the landmarks of my year. I have (finally) submitted my PhD thesis. This is not the end of the story as I still need to be assessed by a couple of people to become a fully qualified Doctor of Philosophy. I am felling like the Horse that just jumped the final hurdle and still needs to get to the finish line. But if I am the horse who the hell is ridding me? I suppose the examiners. So much for this brill analogy. Replace horse by runner or something like that. Like being awarded the penalty-kick, but I still need to score to capitalize all the hard work (or a dive if you are Liedson).
Anyway here is the front cover:
It means that now I need to start thinking what to do next. To start I have already sent an email to a company that I have visited last year. Kind of throwing the bate to the fish, in a good way. This bate analogy normally doesn't have a good connotation, because the Fisherman is trying to deceive the fish in going for the bate. The end of the deal for the fish is not exactly the one that the fish had anticipated... my analogies are really coming through very well (yes I could delete them but I like them anyway).
I already pulled a list of possible places to apply, both post-docs, positions in industry and ones that involve industry and academia. Quite a few different places: Budapeste, Jerusalem, Leuven, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Manchester, london, Madrid, another in Czech Rep, Greece, Singapore, a few more...
I also need to work on a paper to be submitted until the end of the month, that should be easy taken in consideration that all the info is probably in my thesis.
I might plan a visit to Portugal in the coming weeks (if Amy lets me go).
Maybe I will read a book, maybe I will buy Super Mario Galaxy 2, maybe I will learn the guitar, maybe I will learn a bit of web skills, maybe...
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I love their sound. Lovely! you can see and ear their videoclips on the youtube page or you can download some free songs on their Myspace page.
I leave you with a cover of a very well known song by Michael Jackson. Amongst my favorites is their version of Nature Boy.
I hope you like it!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
wine regsvr32.exe msxml4.dll
wine regsvr32.exe shdocvw.dll
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Depois de alguma procura encontrei um bom video sobre como fazer as ditas! Aqui vais! Bom apetite!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A primeira paragem foi Bristol. O motivo: uma já há muito devida visita à familia Beedell.
Visita obrigatória à ponte suspensa de Bristol, depois de uma viagem pelo canal.
De regresso a Nottingham especialmente para o aniversário do leo. re-encontramos assim a "malta" toda numa só ocasião (nice!).
Agora há que pensar em perder uns quilitos, e escrever umas linhas da tese (já estou a dever muitas páginas a esta causa).
Como cereja no topo do bolo (aka fim de semana) recebi um email do boss a confirmar que fui aceite para uma comunicação oral no encontro da Sociedade Britânica de Gastroenterologia. Pois é agora é que vou ser "atirado" aos lobos! A ver se o mesmo acontece para a DDW2010 que vai ser em Maio em New Orleans (tava a tentar escrever em Português mas não me lembro como é). Mas isso é coisa para se descobrir só para o fim de Fevereiro!
Monday, January 11, 2010
O que eu queria deixar aqui registado é a qualidade do vinho, fazendo claro uma comparação com o vasto mercado de consumo que encontro a maior parte do ano no Reino Unido.
Das garrafas que bebi poucas foram compradas acima dos 7 Euros (excepto os vinhos comprados à mesa do restaurante e uma ou outra garrafa mais carota. De facto a maioria dos vinhos deve estar entre os 3 e os 5 euros.
Uma outra curiosidade é que salvo uma ou outra excepção, comprei quase sempre vinhos que não conhecia (alguns admito que tinha os selos da selecion mondiale :P, um outro vinha recomendado pelo NYTimes).
Veredicto quase final: Não bebi nenhum vinho que me fizesse sequer pensar: este vinho é mais ou menos (normalmente quando isto vem à cabeça é sinal é mais de menos do que mais ou menos!!).
E sendo assim brindo aos vinhos portugueses! (hoje com um copinho da herdade do Enforcado!