CRF-UCC, on behalf of Medical University of Białystok, is delighted to share the exciting news of Erasmus+ approval for their international project, “Precision Medicine Education for Clinical Implementation and Science Excellence in Medical Training” (PRECISEMED). With an impressive score of 93/100 and a grant of 250,000 euros, PRECISEMED is set to redefine the landscape of medical education. Collaborating with esteemed partners from University College Cork, Ireland, along with iBioScience, a visionary SME from Hungary, MUB’s goal is to modernize medical curricula, ensuring that future professionals are well-equipped to navigate the dynamic field of genomic knowledge. Principal Investigator dr. Witold Bauer, from MUB’s Genomics and Epigenomics Laboratory, emphasizes:

“PRECISEMED is not merely a research project; it is a transformative initiative that equips current and future medical professionals with the knowledge needed to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of precision medicine”.


Targeting a diverse array of primary and secondary groups, PRECISEMED’s curriculum is designed to revolutionize how medical professionals approach genomic knowledge. Primary groups include medical students, PhD students, postgraduate medical students, and academic teachers in medical schools. Secondary groups include law students and biostatistics/bioinformatics students and practitioners, who will gain insights into the ethical and legal challenges posed by genomic profiling. The curriculum comprises 12 modular courses, addressing critical aspects of precision medicine, from next-generation sequencing and genetic analysis infrastructure to ethical considerations and financial aspects of genomic analysis. Collaborative efforts between MUB, iBioScience, and University College Cork ensure a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. The project will last 36 months.


Featuring a modular curriculum and cutting-edge teaching tools, PRECISEMED aligns seamlessly with Erasmus+ objectives, promising a substantial and positive impact on precision medicine education. MUB and CRF-UCC are proud to be at the forefront of this exciting initiative, setting the stage for a more holistic and effective approach to precision medicine education.

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On April 25-26, 2024, the Medical University of Bialystok (MUB) hosted the kick-off meeting, carried out as part of the Cooperation partnerships in Higher Education action under the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the MUB (project leader) and foreign partners co-implementing the project – the renowned Irish HEI – University College Cork and the innovative Hungarian biotechnology company iBioScience Kft. The meeting provided an excellent foundation for 3-year cooperation.


During the first day, the following events took place: a welcome meeting, which, in addition to networking, was an opportunity to get acquainted with local attractions, culture and cuisine. The second day was also full of attractions that strengthened relationships within the project team, including: sightseeing at the Branicki Palace and the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy. As a next stage of the international project meeting, the presentations were given by the MUB representatives. The Principal Investigator – Dr. Witold Bauer from the Genomics and Epigenomics Laboratory of the MUB presented the goals, assumptions and planned deliverables of the project as well as other substantive aspects related to the distribution of work among the partners.


In turn, the Project Manager, Sylwia Klepacka from the International Cooperation Department of the MUB, presented the general scope of work packages (WPs), with particular emphasis on the work package related to the project management. A relevant part of the session was a general discussion about expectations with reference to the project implementation.


The last part of the meeting was devoted to team building. With assistance of an external facilitator, the participants took part in numerous team games and simulations, supplemented by the most important theoretical aspects, among others, key aspects of teamwork, techniques of effective communication in a team, strategies to build a trust in a team, and methods of solving potential conflicts. The meeting was ended with the final session, during which the results of previous discussions were summarized and the topic about upcoming tasks planned for the project was discussed.

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