GENEGUT holds its 2nd General Assembly

On May 22, the GENEGUT consortium gathered for the project’s second General Assembly. The all-day online meeting included presentations from work packages 1-4 and 6, and enabled valuable scientific discussions amongst all GENEGUT partners. 

The second General Assembly of the GENEGUT project took place online on May 22, bringing together representatives from all GENEGUT partners for a day of updates, progress reports, and scientific discussions. The assembly aimed to assess the progress of the project and foster further collaboration among the participating organisations.

The meeting commenced with a warm welcome by project coordinator Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll, and a GENEGUT quiz (Did you know that >40 team members work on GENEGUT?). The focus of the assembly included comprehensive updates and progress reports from work packages 1-4, focusing on Synthesis, formulation and characterisation of therapeutic RNA-based nanoparticles (WP1, UCC, CarboHyde); Cellular specificity and mechanism (WP2, UU) , Formulation development for regional specificity (WP3, Lonza, UCC), and Proof of efficacy under diseased conditions (WP4, UCC, i3S). Additionally, work package 6 (accelCH, EFCCA), which is centered around communication, dissemination and exploitation shared its progress and upcoming activities. These presentations provided a thorough overview of the project’s achievements and paved the way for further advancements.

Moreover, the assembly dedicated an afternoon slot for engaging in scientific discussions, offering the opportunity to exchange knowledge and brainstorm potential future directions for the project. The last two hours of the assembly were dedicated to a Science Communication training for Early Stage Researchers in GENEGUT, delivered by accelCH. More on this soon…

While it was exciting to see representatives from all GENEGUT partners participating actively online despite the virtual format, the GENEGUT consortium is looking forward to meeting face-to-face again at the next General Assembly hosted by CarboHyde in Budapest, Hungary later this year. 

We thank all participants for their presentations and valuable input. It is great to see the strong network and collaborative spirit in the project!

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