We are a group of European academic institutes and enterprises who perform R&D in the field of small arteries. We aim to improve scientific understanding of the role of these blood vessels in cardiovascular disease, and to pave the way for new therapeutic options.
Our network started in 2009, funded by the Marie Curie training programme of the European Commission (‘SMART’), with continuation from November 2013 to October 2017 based on a new Marie Curie grant (‘SMARTER’).
These grants have allowed us to set up large research training programmes for Ph.D. students and young post-docs. It is our philosophy to share our research progress and available technology with the scientific community. While we cannot include new partners, we do allow participation in our network symposia and training events where possible, and we are always willing to help you with your questions and ideas on collaboration in this field.
Upcoming event: 7-9th of November, 2016 - SmArteR Workshop on Vascular Remodelling
November 7th to 9th, 2016, Prof. Curzio Rüegg organizes the 2016 workshop on Small Artery Remodelling at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. The goal of this workshop is to provide multidisciplinary training for young researchers in the field of vascular remodelling. Leading scientists will present background information and state-of-the-art knowledge in their field of expertise, and will present the latest results of their research. Given the small size of the conference and the informal atmosphere, students will have the opportunity to meet the experts and discuss their own work.
The symposium is part of the training objective of the SmArteR Initial Training Program, funded by the European Commission (FP7). It is open to all students, as well as to junior and senior scientists and clinicians with strong interest in vascular biology and arterial remodelling. The symposium is a unique opportunity to meet leading experts in the field of vascular remodelling and to learn more about the latest developments of this research field.
For more information and the registration to the symposium, please visit the following website:
or contact the SmArteR project manager: