Training events

1. Introducing the THERACAT Network & How to plan and start a PhD

Hosted by TUE (March 25-29th, 2019) – Coincides with Network Meeting 1

  • General introduction of the network and its scientific goals
  • Introduction of the training programme
  • Skills to start a successful PhD: PhD management, diversity and inclusion, ethics, TU/e facilities
  • Scientific communication: editorial process, editor tips and point of view, open science
  • ESR Meeting 1

Place: Institute for Complex Molecular Systems – CERES building
Attendance: ESRs mandatory


2. Chemical synthesis & catalysis

Hosted by BAS (September 23-27th, 2019) 

  • Catalysts and catalysis: from the synthetic utilization to artificial enzymes
  • Prodrugs: design principles, synthesis and preliminary evaluation
  • Safety in chemical laboratories and research in industry and academia
  • How can we do better in bringing new molecules to the market: scaling up, formulations, regulations, procedures and economical aspects
  • Entrepreneurship and translation: IP and commercial exploitation

Place: University of Basel – Mattenstrasse 24a, 4058 Basel, BPR1096
Attendance: ESRs mandatory


3. Drug delivery & microscopy

Hosted by EDI (M24, 5 days) – Coincides with Network Meeting 2

  • Designing delivery systems: concepts, examples and concerns
  • Introduction to in-vitro imaging and cell assays
  • The power of microscopy techniques in biomedical research: principles and challenges
  • Lab tours in a microscopy facility including hands-on experience
  • Gender balance in academia, current situation and future perspectives
  • ESR Meeting 2

Place: tbd
Attendance: ESRs mandatory


4. Going in vivo, chemistry and cancer biology

Hosted by TAU (M30, 5 days) 

  • Fighting Cancer – biomedical, social and economic aspects
  • Animal experiments – ethical and practical aspects
  • Designing in vivo models and choosing the right controls
  • In vivo imaging
  • How to communicate to and engage the public
  • ESR Meeting 3

Place: tbd
Attendance: ESRs mandatory


5. Getting ready for the next career step

Hosted by IBEC (M36, 7 days) – Coincides with Network Meeting 3

  • Career opportunities in industry and interview simulations
  • Searching for post-doc and setting the path for academic careers
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship including managing strategies, IPs, financing and marketing
  • ESR Meeting 4

Place: tbd
Attendance: ESRs mandatory