EURIDOL at a glance
EURIDOL (Ecole Universitaire de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Douleur) is a Graduate School of Pain offering an integrated 5-year Master and PhD training programme for highly motivated students aiming to work in the field of Pain Research.
Master students are registered at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Strasbourg (Unistra), and follow an initial Master training in Neuroscience with specific EURIDOL teaching modules. Doctoral students are registered at one of the Unistra doctoral schools and carry out their thesis in one of the EURIDOL research teams.
The objective of EURIDOL is to propose a training-research programme on pain and its treatments. The programme includes 18 research teams from 11 laboratories of excellence gathered in a research consortium on pain, the Strasbourg Pain Initiative.
EURIDOL is supported by the University of Strasbourg as part of the Excellence Initiative, in partnership with the CNRS and the INSERM. The 3 partners contribute to the training and research programme by allowing young researchers to be trained “in research through research” in their laboratories. In addition, the Graduate School has a strong collaboration with the Strasbourg University Hospitals.
To address the complexity of pain, training favours transverse interactions between disciplines. To reach excellence, it gathers the best researchers in fundamental and clinical neuroscience, in pharmacochemistry and in humanities and social sciences. It also includes health professionals, patient organisations and industrial partners.
The EURIDOL programme is open to national and international students. It favours existing bridges for MD students and, beyond neuroscience and medicine, favours the integration of students coming from other disciplines.
EURIDOL is part of the French Network of Graduate Schools ("Réseau des EURs de France").
Watch the presentation of EURIDOL and the Strasbourg Pain Initiative!