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Welcome to the
ColoMARK Project!

Identification and development of novel colorectal cancer biomarkers via state-of-the-art liquid biopsy approaches.

What is ColoMARK?

The ColoMARK project an MSCA Doctoral Network providing excellent multidisciplinary, transversal and multisectoral training.


This will be achieved through the undertaking of 10 ground-breaking research projects that will constitute the PhD theses of 10 recruited Doctoral Candidates (DCs). These projects will be accomplished through the synergistic ​collaboration of 9 expert cross-disciplinary beneficiary teams and 8 associated partner organisations.


The primary scientific objective of ColoMARK will be to generate improved biomarkers for CRC by employing innovative liquid biopsy approaches​. The impact of this project is paramount, as it will play a crucial role in advancing CRC prevention, treatment and management.

These researchers will constitute the next generation of proactive and highly skilled professionals, aligning with the principles of Innovative Doctoral Training set out by the European Union, which will enhance
their competence and employability across both the academic and the industrial sectors.

What does ColoMARK offer to PhD students?
  • 10 PhD positions of 36 months in leading European groups in the field of liquid biopsy, epidemiology, assay development and bioinformatic.

  • Mobility programmes between host institutions and secondments in both public and industry partners.

  • Intensive training programs in Science, Skills and Values.

  • Interdisciplinary, international work environment with courses, workshops and lectures.

  • MSCA-DN competitive salary and additional benefits.

Participating Organisations
Funding Body

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodwska-Curie Doctoral Network Grant Agreement No. 101072448

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