In LiSyM-Cancer, 42 partners at 35 academic institutions distributed over 22 locations with altogether app. 130 multidisciplinary staff cooperate to investigate the development of liver cancer from pre-existing conditions such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or cirrhosis of the liver aiming at the identification of relevant biomarkers for the early diagnosis and prevention of early liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)).
Our network is accompanied by an international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consisting of renowned experts in the research area of LiSyM-Cancer.
The Project Management Jülich (PtJ) works on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to administer and implement the funding programme and is the interface between LiSyM-Cancer and the BMBF. LiSyM-Cancer has a project duration of three years, running from July 2021 to July 2024.
The network is led by the Programme Director in close cooperation with the Data Management and the Project Coordinators and Co-Coordinators.
The international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for LiSyM-Cancer has been implemented, to advise the research network on strategic issues, to observe the network activities and to participate in the discussions on results and further target planning as well as to support the preparation of development plans. The SAB will also advise LiSyM-Cancer on the rapid translation of the obtained scientific results into clinical applications.
The SAB meets at least once a year and participates in annual network meetings. An exchange of views also takes place in personal communication to support the LiSyM-Cancer network in the preparation of development plans and other important documents for strategic planning. SAB members also support the annual LiSyM-Cancer Young Scientists Retreat – the meeting of all PhD students and Postdocs of the network with workshops, lectures, and professional advice.
The Programme Director is supported by the Project and Communication Management team and works closely with the Coordinators, Co-Coordinators and Data Management as well as the SAB to facilitate the successful implementation of the programme and the publication and exploitation of the results.