ESMR Early Careers Association


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The European Society for Muscle Research Early Careers Association (ESMR-ECA) is an organisation dedicated to empowering early-career muscle researchers and promoting their professional development. Our mission is to foster collaboration, mentorship, and diverse perspectives within the early career muscle research community.

We aim to create an inclusive environment that provides equal opportunities for all members, regardless of their backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, or affiliations. By nurturing a safe and respectful space, we encourage open dialogue to allow not only for the exploration of scientific ideas but also to provide peer support in technical and career matters, thus fostering personal and professional growth among early-career scientists, promoting their success and well-being.

To achieve these goals, we organize a range of events, including online seminars, social media platform (through Discord), and in-person gatherings around the ESMR- European Muscle Conference. ESMR-ECA endeavours to inspire early-career muscle researchers to excel in their fields, advance the collective knowledge in muscle research, and make a lasting impact on the scientific community.

Join us

Sign up for a free membership and stay up to date with our activities. By officially joining you also strengthen our ability to support Early Career Researchers.

ESMR-ECA Membership form


Christine Loescher (Chair)

University of Muenster

Maicon Landim-Vieira (Co-chair)

Florida State University - College of Medicine

Franziska Koser (Secretary)

University of Muenster

Emrulla Spahiu (Treasurer)

Hannover Medical School

Vinicius Mariani (Outreach coordinator)

University of Florida

Maria Rosaria Pricolo (Co-secretary/Social media coordinator)

Spanish National Centre of Cardiovascular Research

Past committee members

Jennifer Fleming