Posted on Thu, Mar 31, 2016
The EU-funded Excilight project had its first full partner meet last week as part of the WOREN 2016 conference in Aussois, France. The project is a €3.7 Million flagship EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, with nine partners across the continent, it is intended to create the next generation of scientific excellence alongside a network of scientific collaboration.
In addition to being a great opportunity to hear about all the interesting and new science being accomplished by the other project partners, the meet was also an excellent chance to meet some of the new PhD students. It was fantastic to see a group of such highly talented and motivated new scientists commence their projects and already start to make a contribution to the field.
So far 15 out of the 16 PhD positions have been filled, one of which is Ossila's new student, Marco Colella, who will start at the beginning of April. Things are now really starting to happen on the project, which is scheduled to run until August 2019. As such, we look forward to following the progress and provide regular updates as part of the outreach activities.