Biomedical project lands European funding

Dr Jan Martin, a principal lecturer in Biomedical Science & Physiology at the University, has teamed up with institutions from four European countries for the €100,000 scheme, which is due to commence in September.

The project aims to develop and share good practice for biomedical scientists through the creation of a toolkit which will improve the quality of professional, developmental activities in the designated countries.

The scheme has been awarded funding by the prestigious EU Leonardo scheme, with the money allocated used for the creation of an online community and mobility between the partner countries which include Malta, Czech Republic, Hungary and Croatia.

The collaboration intends to use the outcomes of the project to establish a community of practice network, available to all EU countries, which would provide long-term benefits to hospital laboratories and their staff.

Speaking about the project, Dr Jan Martin said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been awarded funding for this innovative and novel project.

“The primary goal is to engage European laboratory staff in the project and enhance the quality of provision of locally-provided hospital professional developmental activities.

“I’d like to express my thanks to the Leonardo Programme for the funding, and to my colleagues from the partner countries for their continued support. I can’t wait for the project to get started and I’m sure it’ll be a wonderful and productive scheme”.

The partners joining the University of Wolverhampton in the project include Mater Dei hospital in Malta, Regional Hospital T Bati Inc in the Czech Republic, the Croatian Metrology Society and the company Horvath and Dubecz from Hungary.

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For more information please contact Patrick Campbell in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322448

Date Issued: Monday 12 August 2013

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