Chaperon project in brief

The Biomedical Center of the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, in Czechia provides high-grade regional research infrastructure in the fundamental field of cancer biology and oncology. The Center shows advanced research and innovation performance, yet it is always looking for ways to fully develop its potential.

Bringing top-class researchers to the Center, be it established experts or promising young scientists and Ph.D. students, is a major way of enhancing the Center’s excellence. The EU-funded Chaperon action supports this effort through the recruitment of a world-class cancer researcher Prof. Kari Hemminki to the position of the ERA Chair holder. Taking charge of the newly established Laboratory of Translational Cancer Genomics, Prof. Hemminki helps the whole institution take the lead in research, but also moderates the transformation of human resource policies and managerial processes.