Our overall aim is the fostering of a European ISACB network. A special focus and interest is the recruitment of European academic scientists, both leading and starting; clinicians; and industry-based scientists in the field of applied cardiovascular biology. The enormous European scientific potential in applied cardiovascular biology can be used as an important force to accelerate the development of breakthrough discoveries in the cardiovascular field - one goal of ISACB.


Our goal centers on the promotion of network building among early investigators. To reinforce the overall mission of the ISACB, the active involvement of young talented researchers within the Society is of utmost importance. The organization of dedicated winter or summer schools represents a valuable, unexplored tool to:

  • increase awareness and convene effective knowledge dissemination;
  • promote networking among young researchers;
  • provide innovative methodological approaches to major unsolved cardiovascular-related problems; and
  • identify a cohort of future leaders in the applied cardiovascular field and active members of the ISACB.

The European Union offers several possibilities to financially support network building and collaborative international research across EU countries or with other continents, with varying degrees of success rates.

The most attractive ones for starting new partnerships or collaborations, either between individual ISACB members or as ISACB society, are the Erasmus program – for mobility of researchers; and the COST program – for network creation.Since ISACB is devoted to strengthening communication between academia researchers and industry-based scientists, the European HORIZON EUROPE program Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions “Innovative training networks (ITNs)” might be of interest to ISACB. These training networks bring together universities, and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. Importantly, applicants must be from in and outside academia. The training programs have to be multi- and interdisciplinary covering scientific and technological research areas, expose the researcher to different sectors, and include a comprehensive set of transferable skills.  

The committee will assist in building networks with and for ISACB members in Europe, promote and support initiatives for Summer/Winter schools as well as specialized conference sessions organized by and for ISACB members. We welcome the active involvement of new, young ISACB members to the committee.