The doctoral school Biology and Health coordinates the training of 300 PhD within the UN, the National Veterinary School of Nantes and the University of Angers. During a three to four year training programme, students participate in academic activities and develop independent research projects, within the 17 affiliated research laboratories, which, at UN, belong to the Research Institute of Therapeutic (IFR26).

The major research topics of this Institute, which employs more than 800 persons, are focused on cancer therapy, cardiovascular diseases, immunology and transplantation, digestive diseases and nutrition, osteo-articular diseases, biotherapies and biotechnology. IFR26 also provides a modern learning environment with his core facilities in transcriptomic, and proteomic, production of pre-clinical viral vector, a functional exploration platform with transgenic rats, cellular imaging and a clinical investigation center.

Role in the NanoFar Consortium
UN will actively participate in the supervisory and management boards so that to ensure a good coordination between all the NanoFar partners. The Doctoral School will dedicate an administrative staff to the project management. UN has selected putative PhD Supervisors with excellent track records. These supervisors will act in the twinning PhD project. UN will support the PhD candidates enrolled in its institution in their visa process and their integration in the campus and offer services such as language training. UN, through its doctoral school, will provide core skills and introductory cross-disciplinary training sessions in nanomedicine at the start of the training period in addition to existing and established optional PhD courses throughout the academic year. UN will organise specific workshops for all the students enrolled this EMJD program in its field of expertise such as: radiopharmaceutic and targeted radionucleide therapy, molecular imaging, molecular targeting.

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