contact & imprint


Neurodegenerative disorders are the Europe’s largest health care challenge of our century. A focused, intersectoral pooling of all competences available in the field is needed to overcome this societal challenge. It is the objective of Moving Beyond to fulfil the demand for well-educated personnel addressing the needs of both the private and the public sector, and therefore to be fully prepared to meet the increasing demands of the European (scientific) labour market. To achieve this, fellows will not only be trained in a real inter- sectoral, but also inter-disciplinary (scientists, engineers) environment, bringing together a wide range of assessments (from genetics and molecular biology, via behavioural assessment to programming and data analysis). In addition, attention will be paid to entrepreneurial skills and the management of innovation, product development and marketing.

Local Training

Supervision, monitoring and assessment
Fellow Second Mentor
Elizabeth Mali UCL Bas Bloem RUNMC
Yoav Beck TASMC Rob van Lummel Mc Roberts
Shreyas M. Suryanarayana KI John Rothwell UCL
Janet van Uem Uni Tübingen Rob van Lummel Mc Roberts
Pedro Custodio Motek Peter Praamstra RUNMC
Tomislav Pozaic Bosch Walter Maetzle Uni Tübingen
Encarne Mico Amigo McRoberts Walter Maetzle Uni Tübingen
Claudia Stummer RUNMC John Rothwell UCL
Serena Maggioni Hocoma Jeff Hausdorff TASMC
Structured doctoral training
Fellow Graduate school
Elizabeth Mali UCL UCL Graduate School
Yoav Beck TASMC Enroment process ongoing
Shreyas M. Suryanarayana KI Doctoral School of Karolinska
Janet van Uem Uni Tübingen Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience Tuebingen
Pedro Custodio Motek MOVE Research institute from VU Amsterdam
Tomislav Pozaic Bosch Network of Bosch PhD students
Encarne Mico Amigo McRoberts VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Human Movement
Claudia Stummer RUNMC Donders Centre for Neuroscience
Serena Maggioni Hocoma ETH Graduate School

Mutual access to local training programmes

The fellows have continuous information and access to many excellent training courses offered locally by the Moving Beyond partners.

Personal Development plan

Moving Beyond wants the fellows to actively plan their own development, based on their needs, interests and aspirations. Therefore, each fellow has set-up a Personal Development Plan tailored to the individual requirements.

Network-wide training


Each fellow will pursue a research project at one of the participating partners. An essential part of each research project fellow is secondment into one or two complementary research groups at partner labs for a period of 1 to 6 months (according to the needs of the projects). The choice of the associated groups will mainly be determined by two factors: (1) needs and gain of the PhD project, and (2) academia-industry transfer of knowledge.

Fellow Host Date
Elizabeth Mali UCL RUNMC Feb – July 2015
Yoav Beck TASMC Mc Roberts Sep 2014
Shreyas M. Suryanarayana KI Hocoma July 2014
Janet van Uem Uni Tübingen Mc Roberts Jan – Feb 2014
Pedro Custodio Motek RUNMC Aug 2013 – Jan 2014
Tomislav Pozaic Bosch Uni Tuebingen Dec 2014
Encarna Mico Amigo McRoberts Uni Tuebingen July - Aug 2014
Claudia Stummer RUNMC UCL Oct – Nov 2014
Serena Maggioni Hocoma TASMC Jan 2015

Training weeks

The scientific in-depth training will be complemented by broad-spectrum training in the form of training weeks. These training weeks reflect directly both the work package structure and the intersectoral composition of the consortium. Complementary skill classes are integrated in the training weeks.

Training week 1: Clinics of age and disease related motor symptoms
Complementary skills: Career development, Effective Scientific Presentations
21-27 October, 2013
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Organised together with the Initial Training Network PhenoRat

Training week 2: Neural basis and motor function of basal ganglia
Complementary skills: Project management
11 – 13 March 2014
London, UK

Training week 3: Measurement, analysis and diagnostic of motor behaviour
Complementary skills: Communication and Leadership
30 September – 05 October 2014
Den Haag and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Training week 4: Applied measurement and training of gait and physical activity
Complementary Skills: Job interview
17-22 March 2015
Zuerich, Switzerland
Stuttgart, Germany

Summer School

Translational Research
Complementary skills: Grant writing
30 August – 04 September 2015 Crete, Greece

General meetings

Kick-off meeting 1:
21 – 22 February 2013
Tuebingen, Germany

Annual meeting:
10 March 2014
London, UK

Mid-term review meeting
29 September 2014
Den Haag, The Netherlands

Annual meeting 2:
16 March 2015
Zuerich, Switzerland