Scientific Workshop I
Leads: UMA and NattoPharma
Support: KI and UCD
The first EVOluTION scientific workshop and transferable skills training event was held in Maastricht, the Netherlands from the 18th – 20th of January, 2017. The workshop, entitled “Dietary Impact on Health” trained ESRS on the opportunities that nutraceuticals hold for the control of widespread, common diseases. As this was the first gathering of all the ESRs, each student gave a short presentation on their proposed project. The presentations were all given in the style of a Tedx talk and all the students were coached prior to the workshop by Jean-Paul Toonen, Communications Expert from T36 Media. Some of the talks from the day can be viewed below.
On the final day, ESRs took part in a transferable skills training event: "Knowledge creation: Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation". The objective of this module was to train ESRs in micro-enterprise (SME’s) and to introduce them to the role of corporate entrepreneurship. Moreover, it increased their awareness of key business issues inherent to the biopharmaceutical industry, including managerial organisation and financial aspects.
Silvia and Laura have written an article about their first impressions of the EVOluTION network and the workshop. You can download the article here: Starting our PhD Journey with EVOluTION: The Maastricht Workshop [PDF 11,794KB]
The TedX style presentations given by Ploingarm Petsophonsakul, Silvia Oggero, Angelina Pavlic, Laura Menke and Jan Nagenborg during the Maastricht Workshop
To download the full programme: EVOluTION Maastricht workshop programme [PDF 1,353KB]