The kick-off meeting of the PHAST project will be held online on September 4th.

The European Training Network PHAST (Photonics for Healthcare: multiscAle cancer diagnosiS and Therapy) provides excellent, highly-skilled education and training in the vibrant field of Biophotonics for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) which will be enrolled in a strong multidisciplinary PhD programme.

PHAST addresses some relevant unmet needs of the medical community in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer (one of the leading causes of death worldwide) to significantly improve the quality of life for European society. The ESRs (PhD students) will be trained to all the technologies through hands-on laboratory platforms, thematic workshops and courses to build solid careers as biophotonics professionals in both academic and nonacademic sectors.

This will be possible thanks to the multidisciplinary environment created by the PHAST consortium, composed of research institutions, such as LINKS foundation, 2 hospitals and 8 industries from 7 European Countries, among them specialized small companies as well as global players in the field such as Horiba, Philips and Zeiss.

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