STSE

Open call for Short term staff exchanges (STSE)

This is the open call for Short term staff exchanges (STSE) in order to support travel and accommodation (including daily allowance) for training and research exchanges proposed by FoodEnTwin project (see below). The application is open to any PhD student of the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Chemistry (UBFC) or UBFC employees, working in the field of FoodEnTwin, willing to perform a short term research or training in the partner institutions of FoodEnTwin project (Universiteit Gent – UGent, Karolinska Institutet-KI, Medizinische Universitaet Wien-MUW and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- KULeuven). The application is also open to any PhD student or senior researchers of partner institutions of FoodEnTwin project (Universiteit Gent – UGent, Karolinska Institutet-KI, Medizinische Universitaet Wien-MUW and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- KULeuven) willing to perform a short term research or training at the UBFC.

Maximal granted amount is 350 EUR for the travel costs and 1900 EUR/month for
accommodation.

Application procedure:

1) Filing in application form with general data (can be downloaded, see below) and attaching:
– CV and bibliography
– Proposal of the work to be carried out at the host institution (max 2500 characters)
– Acceptance letter from the host institution
Application form can be downloaded here:
 Application form for STSE
For the application, filled in application form and requested documents should be uploaded to
FoodEnTwin portal (see below).
After return all documents should be sent to: foodentwinwp1@chem.bg.ac.rs
STSE committee will review all valid applications and decide which applications will be
financed based on applicant’s research potential, research proposal, best interest of the Project
and available budget.
All exchanges already planned within the GA will be immediately approved. The above
mentioned evaluation will be only for the open call (not foreseen) exchanges. Those applications
will be approved 4 times a year. Applicant should allow 4 weeks for the application processing,
and apply minimum 2 months in advance.

After finishing the STSE applicant is obligated to:
– Provide a receipt for accommodation and travel ticket to the Financial Departments of the
FCUB
– Provide scientific report on the visit to the WP leader
– Provide Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the training visits to the WP leader
– Give seminar at the UBFC that will be open to other junior researchers, as well as
students of UBFC in English language
– Provide a list of outcomes (conference abstract, or article) with acknowledgement for
support of FoodEnTwin in any publication arising from the exchanges.

Proposed training and research exchanges (this list is not final and may be
further optimized):

1) Mutual Exchanges aiming at training in –omics technologies
Training visits will result in a collection of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Each visit
will last for three months and it will be followed with a seminar open for public. The latest
training visit should start in the first week of August 2019. SOPs (outcomes of training visits)
should be submitted by the end of September 2019.
a) Coordinator => Partner
One training targeting lipidomics applications in food sciences: Host: UGent
One training targeting metallomics applications in environmental sciences: Host: UGent
One training targeting allergomics applications in food sciences: Host: KI
One training targeting food allergen application for in vitro models of allergic diseases: Host:
MUW
One training targeting experimental animal models of allergic disease: Host: MUW
One training targeting host-hazard interaction (transcriptomic-functionomic) applications in food
sciences: Host: UGent
b) Partner  => Coordinator
One training targeting digestomics of allergenic food samples (red meat): from KI to FCUB
One training targeting profiling PTMs of food samples: from KI to FCUB
One training targeting profiling PTMs of environmental samples (i.e.. pollen): from MUW to
FCUB

2) Mutual exchanges in support of already planned collaborative research projects
between coordinator and partner institutions

Each collaborative research visit will last for three months. A collection of reports and the
outputs of short term staff exchanges will be published in a booklet. The latest training visit
should start at last week of May 2020.
a) Coordinator  => Partner
One research exchange targeting determination of Inorganic pollutants by metallomics approach
in selected samples of shellfish: Host: UGent
One research exchange targeting profiling fatty acids and their modifications in shellfish and
shrimps: Host: UGent
One research exchange targeting determination of the allergenic potential of milk digesta: Host:
KI
One research exchange targeting determination of the allergenic potential of peanut digesta:
Host: KI
One research exchange targeting testing modified grass pollen proteins in animal model of
allergic diseases: Host: MUW
One research exchange targeting interactomics of novel LTPs and fatty acids: determination of
binding by spectroscopy: Host: MUW
One research exchange targeting preparation of novel artificial proteases: Host:KULeuven
One research exchange targeting toxicity of shelf-fish samples collected in Korea on selected
endpoints: Host: UGent
b) Partner  => Coordinator
One research exchange targeting proteomics and PTMs profiling of ragweed pollen collected in
Europe and USA: from MUW to UBFC
One research exchange targeting determination of organic pollutants by LC-MS in selected
samples of shellfish: from UGent to UBFC
One research exchange targeting proteomics and PTMs profiling of shellfish samples collected in
Korea: from UGent to UBFC
One research exchange targeting novel lipid transfer proteins and their digestion in different food
matrices: from MUW to UBFC
One research exchange targeting protocol development for artificial proteases usage in
proteomics: from KU Leuven to UBFC
One research exchange targeting predicting proteolysis products of major peanut allergens by
computational methods: from KI to UBFC
One research exchange targeting modelling target sites of artificial proteases by quantum
mechanics approaches: from KU Leuven to UBFC

One research exchange targeting ionophoretic contaminants and their impact on metabolomics
on human host cells: from UGent to UBFC.

3) Short-term staff exchanges in support of novel collaborative projects
Each research visit will last for three months and will allow new collaborations to be
established within partner institutions and different clusters, and to support joint projects that
will emerge during the project. A collection of reports and the outputs of short term staff
exchanges will be published in a booklet. These research exchanges will be approved
following a justified request by the researcher with proposal of the work to be carried out at
the host institution outlining the scientific rational and relation to the project. The latest
training visit should start at first week of February 2021.

Application form | Proposal of the work | CV and bibliography | Acceptance letter

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