Training events

A4B will host dedicated training schools, soft skills training sessions and a number of workshops at the different partner institutions for the early-stage researchers. Every PhD student will receive a background in production, analysis and economic exploitation of TPs, and training in relevant soft skills.

Training schools and workshops in the A4B project

A4B Workshop: Leadership and Glycan Analysis

March 11th – March 15th, 2019
Ludger Ltd.
Ludger Ltd., United Kingdom

The A4B Leadership and Glycan Analysis Workshop will be hosted at Ludger Ltd., Oxford, in March 2019.

Event Summary:

  • 1 day – An introduction to glycans, nomenclature, importance and analytical techniques.
  • 1 day – Self-awareness exercises.
  • 3 days – laboratory glycan preparation and analysis exercises. Group activities.

Download the Full programm (pdf) here.

Venue: Ludger Ltd., Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3EB – near Culham train station – limited number of trains per day so check timetables. ID required to get on site each day.

The pass office gets busy each morning. 9am starts will be typical so please calculate arriving to the site by 8:30. Further details on timings will follow in the full programme.

Event Dates: Arrive Sunday 10th March 2019 – Workshop Monday 11-15th March 2019. Recommend leaving UK not before 9pm on Friday 15th or Saturday 16th as missing part of last day event lessens the experience.

Recommended Hotel: The Royal Oxford, Park End St, Oxford, OX1 1HR, United Kingdom – self booking required. Hotels in Oxford fill up fast but this one is near the train station which you will need to use to get to Ludger each day. Doubling-up per room to save money is recommended if you are happy with that.

Nearest Airports: Heathrow + coach to central Oxford. Alternative – Birmingham Airport + direct train to Oxford.

Visa: Should you need a visa to come to the UK please contact Daniel I.R. Spencer for an invite letter.

Principal teachers

Daniel I. R. Spencer

Daniel I. R. Spencer

A4B Workshop: Mastering your PhD – managing your projects

January 16th – January 18th, 2019
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden

The workshop on Mastering your PhD – managing your projects will be hosted at the KTH in Stockholm from 16th to 17th January, 2019. Workshop topics include:

  • Definition of aims and objectives
  • Structuring the work (work breakdown structure, task and milestone definition)
  • Effective time planning and time management
  • Role allocations and communication in a PhD project
  • Dealing with your supervisor
  • Dealing with stress and frustration
  • Self-motivation

The workshop is going to be at the KTH library (Osquars backe 31, 114 28 Stockholm) in rooms “Lallerstedt” (Jan 16th) and “Salongen” (Jan 17th).


Jan 16th, 9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Frame setting
9:30 – 10:30 Goals, Tasks, Exercise Goal Definition
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Project Specification
11:15 – 12:00 Project Planning
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20 Work Breakdown Structure
13:20 – 14:00 Estimation
14:00 – 14:30 Responsibilities
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 16:30 Setting Priorities (possibly: Time Planning, Pareto Principle)

Jan 17th, 9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome, Flashback
9:20 – 10:00 Recap Priorities, Time planning, Exercise 8.1
10:00 – 10:30 Team Processes, Role Integration
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30 Role Integration Exercise
11:30 – 12:00 Communication Basics
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Transactional analysys
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:45 Supervisor Interactions
15:45 – 16:30 Dealing with Stress and Frustration


Principal teachers

Dr. Christina Schütte

A4B Training School: ”Basics in protein production and bioanalytics”

June 11th – June 22nd, 2018
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

The first A4B training school “Basics in protein production and bioanalytics” was hosted at the University of Groningen from 11th to 22nd June 2018. An excursion on the 15th or 16th June was part of the summer school, as well as a meeting of the A4B supervisory board and scientific advisory board on the 14th June.


University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, the Netherlands

6th floor of Building 3226 (ERIBA Building)

Directions and accommodation

Please see the ERIBA contact page for directions. For accommodation, we suggest The Martini Hotel in the city centre of Groningen.


The agenda of the first A4B Traning School can be found here: A4B Training School 1 – Basics in protein production and bioanalytics, June 2018 Agenda

Principal teachers

Prof. Dr. Alois Jungbauer

Prof. Dr. Alois Jungbauer

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schlüter

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schlüter

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bischoff

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bischoff

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher

Prof. Dr. Nico van de Merbel

Prof. Dr. Nico van de Merbel