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Workshop on European Union programmes


9.30 am – 10.15 am:


10.15 am – 10.30 am:
Opening remarks

by Mrs. Chun-Mee Chaline
Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of France in Houston


10.30 am – 11.15 am:
Presentation of the Erasmus+ programme

by Dr. Hervé Sabourin (PDF)
French Supervisor of the Erasmus+ programme
Ex VP International, University of Poitiers, France


Testimonials on the Erasmus+ programme
11.15 am – 11.30 am:

The experience of Dr. Surbhi Lal as a U.S. partner in the Erasmus Mundus Molecular Nano-
and Biophotonics Master programme

by Dr. Surbhi Lal (PDF)
Research Scientist/ Executive Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University


11.30 am – 11.45 am:

The experience of Mrs. Davida Gatlin as alumna of the Erasmus Mundus Lifelong Learning
Policy and Management programme (MA 2008-2010)

by Mrs. Davida Gatlin
Lead Planner, Relay Graduate School of Education, Houston


11.45 am – 12.15 pm:
Discussion, Q/A with the audience


12.15 pm – 1.30 pm:


1.30 pm – 1.55 pm:
Keynote Speaker: MD Anderson: a global perspective to eradicate cancer

by Dr. Hilario E. Mata (PDF)
Director, Gobal Academic Programs, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


1.55 pm – 2.40 pm:
Presentation of Horizon 2020

by Dr. James Gavigan (PDF)
Minister Counselor, Head of the Research and Innovation Section
Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America


2.40 pm – 3 pm:
Presentation of Euraxess Links

by Viktoria Bodnarova (PDF)

EURAXESS Links North America Regional Representative


Testimonials on the Horizon 2020 programme
3 pm – 3.15 pm

The experience of Dr. Kojic as a U.S. partner in the EU-funded project: SIFEM – Semantic Infostructure interlinking
an open source Finite Element tool and libraries with a model repository for the multi-scale Modelling and
3D visualization of the inner-ear

by Dr Milos Kojic (PDF)
Senior Member Department of Nanomedicine, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute


3.15 pm – 3.30 pm
Coffee break


3.30 pm – 3.45 pm

The experience of Dr. Versalovic as a U.S. partner in the EU-funded project: IHMS – International Human Microbiome Standards

by Dr. James Versalovic
Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine


3.45 pm – 4 pm

The experience of Dr. Zuzana Kadlecova as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow

by Dr. Zuzana Kadlecova
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


4 pm – 5 pm
Discussion, Q/A with the audience


5 pm – 6 pm:
Networking reception



University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Room number; 1MC3, Ballroom 6 (3rd Floor)

7007 Bertner Avenue

Houston, TX 77030