Research Grants & Competitions

Visegrad Scholarship Program


How it Works

The young scientists who are chosen for these awards spend a maximum of four semesters at the host organization. IVF provides €2,300 per semester, and the corresponding host universities/institutes receive €1,500 per semester for each scholar. Cedars-Sinai RECOOP HST Association matches $1,500 in funds for laboratory expenses and consumables for the host center.


The aim of the RECOOP Undergraduate Student Fellowship is to offer the opportunity for undergraduate students from the RECOOP HST Association's membership to pursue short-term research training at Cedars-Sinai RECOOP Research Centers (CRRC). The RECOOP Undergraduate Student Fellowship starts in September and is valid for 1 year to cover students' expenses (travel, accommodation and per diem) during their visit to host organizations. Maximum length of training is 2 weeks with support up to $1,000. RECOOP Grant participants include the CRRC and other partner institutions.

  • Student:  Reka Toth
    Supervisor
    : Srecko Gajovic
    Title: The potassium wave of spreading depolarization initiates vasoconstriction in the mouse cerebral cortex
    CRRC: Department of Medical Physics and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
    Host CRRC:  Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Student: Doris Lulic
    Supervisor
    : Robert Gaspar
    Title: Molecular basis for sensitivity to visceral pain in B4Galnt1 knock-out mice
    CRRC: Department for Medical Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
    Host CRRC: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Student:  Marko Mesin
    Supervisor
    : Robert Gaspar
    Title: Changes in expression of insulin and leptin receptors in satiety centers of mouse brain during the circadian rhythm
    CRRC: Department for Medical Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
    Host CRRC: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Student:  Maria P. Schneider
    Supervisor:
      Srecko Gajovic
    Title: Discrimination of blood eosinophils in multicolor fluorescent histology
    CRRC: Department of Histology, Cytology & Embryology, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
    Host CRRC: Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Student: Valeria Meszlenyi
    Supervisor:
    Srecko Gajovic
    Title: Changes in motor neuronal calcium level after long-term treatment with serum from patients diagnosed with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Institution: Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary 
    Host CRRC: Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Student: Tamara Barna
    Supervisor:
    Marija Heffer
    Title: Potentiation of the uterus relaxing effects of magnesium-sulfate with terbutaline and nifedipine: studies on pregnant rat myometrium
    CRRC: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
    Host CRRC: Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia

RECOOP HST organized the first Art and Sciences Competition in Budapest, Hungary, in 2016. Inspired by the beauty of living organisms, RECOOP HST scientists submitted artwork depicting life at the molecular, subcellular or cellular level. Each year, the winning works of art created by scientists are displayed during the Bridges in Life Sciences Annual Scientific Conference.

RECOOP HST

Sandor G. Vari, MD
Director, International Research and Innovation in Medicine Program
President, RECOOP HST Association

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