About EANO Youngsters

Call for members for the EANO Youngsters Committee

The EANO Youngsters provides a platform for networking, interaction and collaboration between young scientists and clinicians with a special interest in Neuro-Oncology. The EANO Youngsters Track during the Scientific Meeting is only one of our successful projects. We also organize well-attended tumorboard webinars, closely collaborate with the Educational Committee in the organization of the EANO Mentorship Program, the Educational day and other educational activities, and are active on Social Media. Importantly, the EANO Youngsters committee aims to represent the diversity of EANO with a lot of different specialties involved in Neuro-Oncology as well as to represent the different scientific interest from a clinical as well as a translational and basic science viewpoint.

To further broaden the projects of the EANO Youngsters Committee, we are looking for new motivated members with new ideas for projects, initiatives and actions to improve networking, interactions and collaborations between young scientists with a special interest in Neuro-Oncology. EANO Youngsters Committee does not focus on scientific projects, but aims to increase the involvement of young members in the EANO society. The duration of the position is 2 years, with the possibility of one re-election.

If you have an idea for the EANO Youngsters Committee, you are under 35 years of age and want to join the EANO Youngster Committee, please send your proposal along with a short motivation letter and CV at the latest by June 9th, 2024 to youngsters@eano.eu. Early career basic scientists (e.g. PhD candidates) are especially encouraged to apply.

Call for the EANO Youngsters Committee at a glance

- Young EANO Members (age < 35 years)

- Project idea (max. 1 page)

- Motivation letter (max. ½ page)

- CV

Send to youngsters@eano.eu at the latest by June 9th, 2024

Applications will be reviewed by the current EANO Youngster Committee and new members will be invited based on the project idea, regional/gender/professional background diversity.


The EANO Youngsters committee says “Hello”

The EANO Youngsters Committee was iniciated in 2012 and aims to provide a platform for networking, interaction and collaboration between young scientists with a special interest in Neuro-Oncology. Therefore, the EANO Youngsters committee was formed to organize activities specially focusing on young scientists within the EANO. Here, the EANO Youngsters aim to represent the diversity of EANO with a lot of different specialties involved in Neuro-Oncology as well as to represent the different scientific interest from a clinical as well as a translational and basic science viewpoint.


Chair EANO Youngsters Committee

Jan-Michael Werner

Jan-Michael Werner, MD, is currently a neurology resident at the University Hospital Cologne, Germany, and research fellow within the Cologne Clinician Scientist Program, supported by the German Research Council (DFG). His research work focuses on multimodal imaging including amino acid PET and advanced MRI as well as immunotherapy in patients with brain tumors.

Jan-Michael Werner
Co-Chair EANO Youngsters Committee

George Petrescu

George Petrescu is currently a neurosurgery resident at “Bagdasar-Arseni” Clinical Emergency Hospital and PhD student at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. He is interested in finding new therapeutic targets for gliomas and improving the quality of life for the neuro-oncological patients following surgical resection.

George Petrescu
EANO Youngsters Committee

Andrada Turcas

Andrada Turcas is a radiation oncology resident and PhD candidate from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Currently she is a research fellow at the EORTC in Brussels, Belgium within SIOPE's QUARTET project, focusing on RTQA in pediatric radiotherapy clinical trials. Her interests include novel radiotherapy techniques and targeted therapies for paediatric and adult brain tumours.

Andrada Turcas
EANO Youngsters Committee

Barbara Kiesel

Barbara Kiesel is a neurosurgeon at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Her research focus is analysis of disease progression and treatment-induced alterations in glioma.

Barbara Kiesel
EANO Youngsters Committee

Francesco Bruno

Francesco Bruno, MD, completed his Neurology Residency in 2021 and is currently attending a PhD programme at the Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurosciences, University of Turin, Italy. He is particularly involved in clinical research on glioma patients, with a special interest on lower-grade gliomas and brain tumour-related epilepsy. More recently, his research has also been focussed on the identification of markers of neurodegeneration in patients with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas (PCNSL) undergoing different treatment modalities.

Francesco Bruno
EANO Youngsters Committee

Franziska Ippen

Franziska Maria Ippen, MD, is currently a neurology resident at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, and a fellow of the National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg School of Oncology, a joint program with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg. Her research focuses on targeted therapies in the field of neuro-oncology, brain metastases and leptomeningeal disease.

Franziska Ippen
EANO Youngsters Committee

Iris Verploegh

Iris Verploegh is a MD-PhD candidate at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her PhD, which is a joined program of the departments of Cell Biology and Neurosurgery, focusses on pathophysiology and treatment potential of developmental pathways in glioblastoma. 

Iris Verploegh
EANO Youngsters Committee

Lauritz Miarka

Lauritz Miarka is currently a MD candidate at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. He recently finished a research fellowship at the CNIO Madrid, Spain, where his work focussed on the therapeutic resistance of brain metastases.

Lauritz Miarka
EANO Youngsters Committee

Maximilian Mair

Maximilian Mair, MD, is working as a resident in Medical Oncology at the Division of Oncology of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His research focuses on clinical, (epi-)genetic and immunological markers in brain tumors with a particular interest in WHO grade 2-3 gliomas. 

 

 

Maximilian Mair
EANO Youngsters Committee

Sharon Berendsen

Sharon Berendsen MD PhD is currently working as a neurology resident in the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. She obtained her PhD in Neuro-Oncology in 2020, which was focused on prognostic clinical and translational factors in glioblastoma. She is currently involved in postdoctoral research focusing on the mechanical characteristics of the glioblastoma microenvironment.

Sharon Berendsen

 

Together we aim to address the issues of young Neuro-Oncology scientists within the EANO and provide a platform for interaction as well as organize dedicated activates. Any ideas for new activities? Do not hesitate to contact us via the Facebook group or email: youngsters@eano.eu

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