1. Dr. Alexandru-Emil Matei, MD, PhD
project title: “Advanced in vitro models of skin and lung fibrosis to study specialized pathogenic roles of macrophage subsets in SSc”
Clinic of Rheumatology and Hiller Research Unit, University Hospital Düsseldorf and Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

2. Dr. Caterina Almeida, MD, PhD 
project title: “ Regulators of fibrosis in Scleroderma: How the microenvironment affects the pDC-fibroblast crosstalk”
Department of Medical Sciences, Institute for Biomedicine – iBiMED, University of Aveiro, Portugal