1 – 4 July 2019

ESR training workshop

After a successful evaluation during the Midterm Review Meeting in February 2019, ESRs met for a training workshop at University Medical Center Utrecht hosted by project leader Jeroen Pasterkamp. This workshop combined soft skill training on Leadership & Mentoring by Matt Lane from The Researcher Development Partnership where ESRs learnt how to interact with peers of all levels and how to build and maintain a successful network with technical training in biostatistics given by staff of the UMC Julius Center.

Additional training on the analysis of circRNAs in RNA sequencing data was provided by computationally working ESRs of the network.

ESRs enjoyed the summer’s beginning during a boat tour on the canals in the beautiful Utrecht city center.

A big thank you goes to the Pasterkamp lab for welcoming circRTrain students to their lab BBQ and to our two circRTrain students in the Pasterkamp lab, Andreia and Mateja, for organizing the whole event!

29 October – 1 November, 2018

1st technical workshop

CircRESR dinnerTrain project leader Stephan Preibisch and Andrew Woehler, head of the Systems Biology Imaging Platform at the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology (MDC), gave a four-day workshop on “Tissue Clearing and Lightsheet Microscopy” where ESRs received hands-on training in tissue clearing and sample imaging using lightsheet microscopy. EXIT_groupAdditionally, they were trained in data processing by KNIME software developers Stefan Helfrich and Benjamin Wilhelm as well as in big data handling by Stephan Preibisch.

ESRs enjoyed networking during dinner and at the EXIT escape game.

May 21-23, 2018

2nd transferable skills workshop

During their soft-skill training young circRTrain researchers received an overview on science communication provided by Caron Fraser Wood from Mindset Method. Lectures included training on academic writing and data visualization followed by a session on successful research presentations. What they have learnt during their training students could already apply during the network meeting right after the workshop.

The training was finalized by a guided tour through Siena and dinner in town.


circRTrain PhD candidates catch up and enjoy Siena.

 September 7-8, 2017

1st transferable skills workshop

After 3 scientific days, circRTrain young researchers received their first soft skills training organized at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). The first workshop provided by Steve Hutchinson focused on efficient time and project management. On the last day concluding the full week event which kicked-off circRTrain activities, Dr Simon Borger from the 24IP Law Group gave all students an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) / Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).


circRTrain PhD candidates enjoying first training and social events in Berlin