Network Events

May 24-25, 2018

Network meeting, Siena (Italy)

IMG_2082PhD candidates and project leads came together in Siena, Italy, for a 2-day network meeting. The program included scientific blocks ofIMG_2039 ESR project presentations where ESRs received valuable feedback on their progress from the whole consortium. These talks were accompanied by overview lectures on “RNA technologies” given by circRTrain project leads. Invited guest Gunter Meister and two of his students from University Regensburg shared their research on circRNA translation and degradation with the consortium. During breaks and dinner all attendees had the chance to discuss common interests in more detail.

group picture


September 6, 2017

circRTrain Kick-off meeting, Berlin

circRTrain_Kick-off_meeting_group_picture_06092017Following their first training event in Giessen, circRTrain PhD candidates joined the project leads and the industrial partners contributing to the network for the 1st full consortium meeting organised in Berlin.

circRTrain_kick-off_meeting_06092017The programme of the day included scientific presentations from circRTrain beneficiaries and partner organizations where all recruited students were personally introduced. In addition, comprehensive information about the work plan of the 4 scientific work packages and each individual PhD project was provided. During lunch, coffee breaks and dinner all attendees had the opportunity to network and engage into more specific discussions to start the detailed planning of the next steps such as the upcoming secondments.


October 15, 2016

Network partners met in Berlin for circRTrain pre kick-off

After the Berlin Summer Meeting 2016 dedicated to circular RNAs and RNA modifications, Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky invited all circRTrain principal investigators to meet the non-academic members of the network. Academic PIs, who were all speakers during the two exciting previous days, planned circRTrain project start together with industry partners following the presentations of their company.

CircRTrain ambitious research program will begin on January 1, 2017 with the appointment of 15 PhD candidates between January and September 2017.

pre kick-off October 2016