Since it was set up in 1992, the Euroliver Foundation has managed budgets for the allocation of grants, scientific awards and research scholarships in various domains related to immunology and transplant surgery.
Research scholarship in transplant surgery
The Euroliver Foundation offered a scholarship for research into cellular and molecular transplant immunology. A Master's Degree (or equivalent) or PhD was required. Experience in the basic techniques of biology was desired, both cellular (cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, cytokines) and molecular (PCR, Northern Blot).
The two main research subjects were :
- the study of the mechanisms of tolerance in allotransplantation models
- the study of models of immediate rejection of xenografts.
The Foundations also cooperated with the Warsaw University. The first grant was awarded in 1993 to a Polish surgeon at Warsaw University Hospital to allow him to continue his research work in the Experimental Surgery Laboratory at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). Futhermore, grants were awarded in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 to Japanese researchers from the Universities of CHIBA and KYOTO.
Since 2014 The Foundation has renewed its research and training sponsoring activity along two actions.
The Herman Tob Fellowship for Liver Transplantation
The Fellowship is granted to clinicians with special merit and enables the recipient to follow a training.
The Euroliver Foundation Awards and The European Society for Organ Transplantation
The Euroliver Foundation Awards are available for 2 transplant clinicians or coordinators under 40 years of age (certification required) with special merit in relation to either expansion of the donor pool or quality of life after transplantation.