Tuesday, 08 December 2015
Within the EU FP7 GlowBrain project, 7. Work package - Ex-post Evaluation of UniZAG research potential, it is envisaged the engagement of Evaluators by the European Commission.
Evaluators will visit Zagreb twice, the first time in order to gain insight into the activities that were going on in the project, and the second time to present their report.
Evaluators chosen for GlowBrain project are:
• Anastasia Zampaniotou from Greece, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Aristotle, Thessaloniki, Greece, an expert in the area of R&I policy and strategy.
• Tanja Cirkovic Velickovic from Serbia, professor of biochemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, coordinator of the Center of Excellence for Molecular Food Sciences
• Nuno Neves from Portugal, assistant professor at the Faculty of Minho, Portugal, Vice-Director of the 3B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics. This is a research unit of Excellence,directly funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
• Hans Koeppen from Germany, experts in the field of economics and finance
• Xavier Golay from the UK, an expert in the field of magnetic resonance imaging and translational neuroscience.
The purpose of evaluators is not to evaluate the success of GlowBrain but to give a strategy which will point out how to take advantage of the unlocked potential of Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine and, University of Zagreb, and to provide, through the evaluation, guidance and recommendations for further action.
As part of their first visit from 02.-04.12.2015. evaluators visited newly renovated Laboratory for regenerative neuroscience, GlowLab, where device for pre-clinical magnetic resonance imaging is located.
Also, they met with the employees of GlowBrain project as well as with the other scientists who collaborated on the project who presented their work and results.
In order to further understand future sustainability and development of laboratory for regenerative neuroscience after the project ends, evaluators in their first visit had the opportunity to talk with representatives of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb and representatives of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.