STSM Host Institution Offers

In the following, you can find a list of offers of host institutions which would be happy to host a potential STSM grantee. Feel free to contact them for a joint STSM application to be submitted here. Do you want to host a potential STSM grantee? Let us know how he/she could get involved in your research team! Please fill in the form here.

Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC-INSERM U970)

Host institution Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC-INSERM U970)
Country France
Contact Rosa Maria Bruno (rosa-maria.bruno [at]
Details host institution PARCC is born in 2009 from Université Paris Descartes and the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) 12 Research Units, It includes >250 researchers, running projects spanning basic molecular and cellular biology to integrated physiology and pathophysiology, biomarkers, genetics and epidemiology, with the goal of furthering the understanding of major cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart failure and sudden cardiac death, with a focus on translational research.
Technologies and equipment available and in use at the host institution PARCC team 7 ‘s vascular lab owns and uses virtually all non-invasive techniques for the study of vascular function and structure in humans: pulse wave velocity (by tonometry, oscillometry, ballistocardiography, photopletismography, laser-doppler vibrometry), large-, medium- and small-sized artery geometry and distensibility (standard ultrasound, radiofrequency, ultra-high frequency ultrasound, ultrafast ultrasound), endothelial function by flow-mediated dilation), atherosclerosis assessment (automated ultrasound image analysis, photoacustics), central hemodynamics. This group is often involved in development and validation of novel technologies for vascular aging assessment.
Brief description of a proposed research project The researcher will contribute to vascular measurements, data acquisition and management in the COVID-19 effects on ARTErial StIffness and vascular AgiNg (CARTESIAN) study. Fro more information: The CARTESIAN is an international study, launched by the Artery Society with the support of the COST Action VascAgeNet, which will follow-up COVID-19 survivors by using a number of non-invasive biomarkers of vascular aging, in order to gain knowledge about long-term consequences of COVID-19 and set up appropriate preventive strategies.
Preferred period to host STSMs Flexible arrangements can be made due to current pandemic situation
Preferred duration to host STSMs Does not matter

CBIOS - Research structure of COFAC/Universidade Lusófona

Host institutionCBIOS – Research structure of COFAC/Universidade Lusófona
ContactLuis Monteiro Rodrigues (monteiro.rodrigues [at]
Details host institutionDetails host institution CBIOS is a research structure of COFAC/Universidade Lusófona dedicated to health sciences, part of the National Science and Technology Network (FCT-Foundation for Science and Technology). CBIOS includes 22 integrated (full) members, 18 PhD students, 12 collaborators and a wide institutional and organizational collaborative network. Our mission is centered in promoting tranversal interdisciplinary work in 5 competence domains – Modeling Systems (ModSys), Development of Delivery Systems (DDS), Natural Bioactives (Bio.Natural), Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms (PMM) and Nutrition and Health Promotion (NHP).
Technologies and equipment available and in use at the host institutionThe Modelling Systems lab is basically a microcirculatory physiology and pathophysiology research lab. The group has a special interest on the modelling (human as animal) of the neuroregulatory cross-talk evoked by a) functional testing interventions (e.g. active hyperemia), b) movement and posture biomechanics (gait, exercise) and c) baseline perfusion asymmetries. This lab also has a broad and extensive experience in advanced training providing a wide access to a variety of exploratory techniques including late generation optical plethysmography, accelerometry, laser Doppler flowmetry, Optical spectroscopy and transcutaneous gazometry. A state-of-the art photoacoustic system is soon expected . A number of dynamical methodologies (physiological models) have been developed and compared in our laboratory by application in both animal and human models. And several related analytical tools are being currently explored. Complementary, this lab also offers additional training in many other non invasive instruments and methods to assess human skin.
Brief description of a proposed research projectAt the discretion of the applicant.
Preferred period to host STSMsJuly 2021 to October 2021
Preferred duration to host STSMs1-2 months

University of Surrey

Host institution University of Surrey
Country UK
Contact RChristian Heiss (rosa-c.heiss [at]
Details host institution University of Surrey, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Technologies and equipment available and in use at the host institution In the current project, we will use several non-invasive technologies to measure blood pressure, blood flow and arterial stiffness. The equipment used will include ultrasound (FMD), blood pressure (arteriograph, OMRON), PWV (Arteriograph, iHeart), blood flow (PPG), other sensors (Shimmer sensor kit).
Brief description of a proposed research project The project will be part of a project supported by an ESRC Healthy Ageing Catalyst Award (to Prof. Heiss, Co-Is: Prof. Aston, Dr. Sporea, Prof. Skene, Dr. Birch) in collaboration with King’s College London (Dr. Alastruey-Arimon, Dr. Manasi), Cambridge (Dr. Charlton) and Surrey Sensors. The goal of the research project is to develop a wearable sensor to monitor vascular ageing including arterial stiffness and blood pressure. The experimental work will include taking measurements in a group of healthy people at various ages in different positions of the body combining measurements of multiple sensors. The protocol was already submitted to University Ethics Committee and approval is imminent. The data analysis and modeling will be supported by KCL and Cambridge researchers. Preferred period to host STSMs February-April Preferred duration to host STSMs < 3 Months Agreement I have read and agree with the Privacy Policy.
Preferred period to host STSMs February-April 2021
Preferred duration to host STSMs < 3 Months
Share this Page