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COST Action CA15203 (2016-2021): MitoEAGLE
Evolution-Age-Gender-Lifestyle-Environment: mitochondrial fitness mapping

MitoEAGLE MC Meeting 2016 Brussels BE

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Brussels BE, 2016 Sep 12. 1st Management Committee Meeting (MCM1) COST Action MitoEAGLE


COST Association (2016-09-12) MitoGlobal

Abstract: 1st MC Meeting, COST Action MitoEAGLE, Brussels, BE


ORO, 2016, MitoEAGLE, MitoGlobal 


Download: MCM1 Minutes CA15203


Download: Action CA15203 MC Agenda
e-COST link:

General information

Date: 2016-09-12, 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: Office of the COST Association, Avenue Louise 149, 15th floor, 1050 Brussels, BE
How to get there: COST website: contact.
Β» The basis of the COST Action is the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): mou/CA15203-e.pdf
A maximum of two representatives per country can attend and be reimbursed (exclusively MC Members or, if they cannot participate, MC Substitutes).
Details about financial support and cost refunding p.27-31: COST Vademecum.
Β» Pre- and post-meeting get-together



2016-09-06 The COST Association organised a workshop for the Main Proposers of new Actions in Brussels, to familiarize the Main Proposers with the functioning of COST and COST Actions. Some relevent suggestions from this meeting summarized by Erich:
  • Working Group (WG) leaders have to be MC Members, exceptionally MC Substitutes.
  • Define in advance Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) with Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) and Early Career Investigators (ECI) in mind, decide on assessment criteria: 2 x Hungary to Innsbruck; 1 x Germany to Innsbruck
  • Aim at 50% of budget in support of Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC); 2nd Grant Period: events in ITCs.
2016 Jul 07-13 Several suggestions were discussed at the MitoFit Science Camp

Core Group

  • Federica Ortelli (our COST Science Officer): "The Core Group (CG) is typically composed of the Action Chair, Vice Chair, Grant Holder Scientific Representative, WG Leaders, STSM and Training Schools (TS) coordinators and any other horizontal role (i.e. about 10-12 persons). The CG meets to take decisions on behalf of the MC (if the CG has the formal mandate to do so by the MC), and otherwise to steer the Action and submit a list of decisions for the MC to approve."
  • Building capacity: Colleagues from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) and Early Career Investigator (ECI) should be well represented as WG Leaders, and rotation of some MC Members for ECI should be considered by some COST National Coordinators.
  • A rotational system can be implemented and is even encouraged. WG Co-leaders may be elected at the MC meeting with the potential to rotate at a given time point between WG Leader and WG Co-Leader. Both should be MC Members (or MC Substitutes).
  • Mentoring: define senior scientists for mentoring Early Career Investigators as WG Leaders and Co-leaders.
Chair, Grant Holder, Scientific Representative
Suggestions as documented in e-COST
  • Chair: Erich Gnaiger, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Vice Chair: Elisa Calabria, University of Verona, Italy
  • Grant Holder: Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Grant Holder - Scientific Representative: Christina Plattner (ECI)
WG Leaders and STSM
Kathrin Renner-Sattler / Vendelin Marko EE (suggested)
Garcia-Roves Pablo M ES / Marina Makrecka-Kuka LV (Marina: perhaps we need you as our Dissemination Coordinator - see below)
Nedergaard Jan SE (adipose tissue) / Vilma Borutaite LT (neuronal) / Cervinkova Zuzana CZ (liver)
Elmer Eskil SE (MC Substitute, suggested) / Enrico Calzia DE (but: Enrico is not a MC member - Enrico is of course welcome as a WG participant)
Horizontal roles: COST Policy Coordinators
Suggestions by reviewers: "The inclusion of a WP with specific responsibility for dissemination and training could be considered. - For example, the education programme for use of the MitoEAGLE data base could be the responsibility of the new WP."
This Action will benefit from a more comprehensive analysis of its long term impact on European society.
  • Coordinator Early Career Investigators and gender balance (ECI): Krako Nina RS (MC Substitute; suggested)
COST Scientific Committee: "The proposed Action must develop and implement specific plans to increase the involvement of Early Career Investigators and for maintaining and monitoring gender balance."
  • Coordinator Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC): Mars Tomaz SI (MC Member; suggested)
  • MitoGlobal Network Coordinator: MitoEAGLE - MiPsociety (General Secretary Verena Laner AT, MC Substitute, suggested).

MC Members from NNC



This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) under grant agreement No OC-2015-2-19984.

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