List of available positions

ESR 1

Stem cell-based immune modulation and regeneration

Host institution: University of Teramo

PhD awarding entities: University of Teramo, University of Helsinki

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Valentina Russo (vrusso@unite.it), Prof. Barbara Barboni (bbarboni@unite.it)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Barbara Barboni and Prof. Enrico Dainese (UNITE) , Prof. Hélder A. Santos (UH)

Secondments: University of Helsinki, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” , Biouniversa 

ESR 2

Phagocytes reprogramming for tendon regeneration

Host institution: Medical University of Vienna

PhD awarding entities: Medical University of Vienna, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Johannes Stöckl (johannes.stoeckl@meduniwien.ac.at)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Johannes Stöckl (MUW), Prof. Ornella Parolini (UCSC)

Secondments: University of Helsinki, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Fat-Stem Laboratories

ESR 3

Nanovectors and multidrug loading technology for the treatment of tendinopathy

Host institution: University of Helsinki

PhD awarding entities: University of Helsinki, Medical University of Vienna

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Hélder A. Santos (helder.santos@helsinki.fi)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Hélder A. Santos (UH), Prof. Johannes Stöckl (MUW)

Secondments: Medical University of Vienna, King’s College London

ESR 4

Nanomedicine translation into the clinic

Host institution: University of Helsinki

PhD awarding entities: University of Helsinki, Università degli Studi "Magna Graecia" di Catanzaro

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Hélder A. Santos (helder.santos@helsinki.fi)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Hélder A. Santos (UH), Prof. Massimo Fresta (UNICZ)

Secondments: Karolinska Institute, Università degli Studi "Magna Graecia" di Catanzaro, Bayer Oy, Capsamedix Oy

ESR 5

Innovation applied to veterinary regenerative medicine

Host institution: University of Teramo

PhD awarding entities: University of Teramo, Medical University of Vienna

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Valentina Russo (vrusso@unite.it), Prof. Barbara Barboni (bbarboni@unite.it)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Paolo Berardinelli and Prof. Luca Valbonetti (UNITE), Prof. Johannes Stöckl (MUW)

Secondments: Medical University of Vienna, Fat-Stem Laboratories

ESR 6

Hydrogels containing nanotheranostic systems (NanoTher) for personalized tendon medicine

Host institution: University of Helsinki

PhD awarding entities: University of Helsinki, Università degli Studi di Salerno

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Hélder A. Santos (helder.santos@helsinki.fi)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Hélder A. Santos (UH) , Prof. ‪Giovanna Della Porta (UNISA)

Secondments: Università degli Studi di Salerno, Università degli Studi “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Capsamedix Oy, University of Teramo

ESR 7

Innovation in tendon biomimetic scaffolds production 

Host institution: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

PhD awarding entities: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Teramo

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (aldo.boccaccini@fau.de)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU), Prof. Barbara Barboni and Prof. Valentina Russo (UNITE)

Secondments: University of Teramo, University of Minho, Ansabere

ESR 8

Scaffolds immune risk management

Host institution: Medical University of Vienna

PhD awarding entities: Medical University of Vienna, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Johannes Stöckl (johannes.stoeckl@meduniwien.ac.at)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Johannes Stöckl (MUW), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU)

Secondments: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Teramo, INNOVENT, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, ASSUT

ESR 9

Extracellular vesicles intelligent stem cell delivery strategy for tendon therapeutic application

Host institution: Keele University

PhD awarding entities: Keele UniversityFriedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (n.r.forsyth@keele.ac.uk)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (KU), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU)

Secondments: University of Helsinki, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Fidia

ESR 10

Novel porous natural-origin polymeric patches for rotator cuff tendon repair 

Host institution: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

PhD awarding entities: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Keele University 

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (aldo.boccaccini@fau.de)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU), Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (KU)

Secondments: Keele University, University of Minho, ASSUT

ESR 11

Extracellular vesicles intelligent stem cell delivery strategy for tendon therapeutic application 

Host institution: Keele University

PhD awarding entities: Keele University, Università degli Studi di Salerno

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (n.r.forsyth@keele.ac.uk)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (KU), Prof. ‪Giovanna Della Porta (UNISA)

Secondments: University of Teramo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fidia

ESR 12

Bio-activated nanofibers scaffolds integrated with advanced drug delivery systems for tendon treatment 

Host institution: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

PhD awarding entities: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Keele University

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (aldo.boccaccini@fau.de)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU), Prof. Nicholas Forsyth (KU)

Secondments: Keele University, University of Teramo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, University of Minho, iDelivery

ESR 13

Personalized diagnosis for orienting tendon clinics 

Host institution: University of Teramo

PhD awarding entities: University of Teramo, University of Helsinki

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Valentina Russo (vrusso@unite.it), Prof. Barbara Barboni (bbarboni@unite.it)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Barbara Barboni, Prof. Valentina Russo and Prof. Luca Valbonetti (UNITE), Prof. Hélder A. Santos (UH)

Secondments: University of Helsinki, Karolinska Institute, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Tecniplast

ESR 14

Tendon wireless monitoring sensors for injury prevention and supporting rehabilitation 

Host institution: Università degli Studi di Salerno

PhD awarding entities: Università degli Studi di Salerno, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Nicola Maffulli (nmaffulli@unisa.it), Prof. Francesco Tortorella (ftortorella@unisa.it)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Nicola Maffulli and Prof. Francesco Tortorella (UNISA), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU)

Secondments: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, AI4Health

Instructions to manage the application procedure in English

ESR 15

Advanced technologies in imaging for pathological and aged human soft tissue 

Host institution: Università degli Studi di Salerno

PhD awarding entities: Università degli Studi di Salerno, Reykjavik University

Lead supervisor(s): Prof. Francesco Tortorella (ftortorella@unisa.it), Prof. Paolo Gargiulo (paologar@landspitali.is)

Double PhD Tutors: Prof. Francesco Tortorella (UNISA), Prof. Paolo Gargiulo (RU)

Secondments: Reykjavik University, KISO

Instructions to manage the application procedure in English

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