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ESC Basic Research Fellowship

There are no grants planned in 2023 for the ESC Basic Research Fellowship Programme.


Former Awardees Testimonials

"The ESC Basic Research Fellowship was a turning point in the development of my project. It enabled me to establish state-of-the-art 3D cellular models of the familial cardiomyopathy syndrome currently under study. I was hosted in Prof. Eschehnhagen's laboratory in Hamburg where I could apply such technology to the iPSCs-derived model already generated in my home Institution. This experience deeply impacted on my knowledge, on the results of the projects and offered the opportunity to start collaborations that will definitely be crucial in my future career".

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Ilaria MY - 2021


"The ESC Fellowship enabled me to move abroad to expand my technical skills and knowledge in a prestigious research institute. This has maximised my career development, progressing my status as an independent researcher and leading to my acquisition of additional personal research grants." 

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   Molly O'Reilly  - 2020


"Receiving the ESC Basic Science Fellowship represents a key milestone in my career, which provided me a great opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research at one of the most reputable research labs in Europe. This has, beyond the shadow of a doubt, enriched and strengthened my collaborations with my host and will have a long-lasting impact on my career. Therefore, I could not emphasise more what a game-changing role this fellowship can play in the life of an early-career researcher."

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  Mahmoud Abdellatif - 2019


"The ESC Basic Research Fellowship gave me the opportunity to join Prof. Florian Leuschner’s research group at the University of Heidelberg. The fellowship allowed me to form new collaborations and learn new techniques to study inflammatory cell mechanisms in myocardial infarction (MI). I was able to advance my knowledge on how the cardiac microenvironment changes monocyte-macrophage properties after MI and how we can develop therapeutic strategies favoring cardiac healing. I am grateful to the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science for this fellowship and support in this line of work."


  Jyoti Patel - 2017


"It was a great honour to receive the Basic Research Fellowship 2016 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The Fellowship offered me the unique opportunity to join Prof. Ziad Mallat’s group at the University of Cambridge. The Fellowship allowed me to advance my knowledge and acquire additional lab skills in the field of cardiovascular research. I feel particularly grateful to ESC for the great support they provide to young scientists and I strongly recommend that other researchers apply for the ESC Basic Research Fellowship."

Dimitrios Tsiantoulas - 2016

"The Basic Research Fellowship allowed me to learn and apply state-of-the-art proteomic methods to the study of heart failure progression and strengthened an international collaboration with the lab of Prof. Dr. Albert Heck at Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This research has led to the development of a novel methodology, generated new molecular insights, and advanced our understanding of this common medical condition. It has also given me a unique international research experience and broadened my personal horizon. I am both honored and grateful to the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science for this fellowship and for its investment in young scientists."

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David Chiang - 2014