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.

Upcoming training schools and workshops

A4B Training School 3: Legal requirements, industrial applications and entrepreneurship

Agilent Technologies, Germany

The third and last training school will be hosted in November 2020 at the Agilent facilities in Waldbronn, Germany.

Exact date TBA.

Past training schools and workshops

A4B Workshop: Quantitative Proteomics

August 19th – August 23rd, 2019
Universitetet i Oslo
Universitetet i Oslo, Norway

The A4B Quantitative Proteomics Workshop was hosted at the University of Oslo, Norway, in August 2019.

Proteomics, the global study of an organism’s complement of proteins, is a challenging task and requires specific techniques and methods. The course gave an introduction into basic theory and methods of modern proteomics including quantification, large-scale data analysis, analysis of post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions including experimental methods for protein identification and proteomics data analysis.

More info can be found on the UiO website.

Principal teachers

Prof. Dr. Bernd Thiede

Prof. Dr. Bernd Thiede

A4B Workshop: Computational Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry

September 9th – September 13th, 2019
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

A4B Workshop: Software tools for computational proteomics + Introduction to computational MS

The workshop was hosted at the University of Tübingen from 9th to 13th September 2019. It provided an introduction to bioinformatics and computational proteomics including basic programming concepts in Python and proteomics data analysis using OpenMS.
Location
University of Tübingen, Sand 14, 72076 Tübingen
Event Summary
2 days – An introduction to Unix and Python programming for data analysis
2 days – Proteomics data analysis with OpenMS
1 day – Bring your own data / discussions

Principal teachers

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher

A4B Workshop: Leadership and Glycan Analysis

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

The A4B Leadership and Glycan Analysis Workshop was 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.

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.

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 was hosted at the KTH in Stockholm from 16th to 17th January, 2019. Workshop topics included:

  • 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

Schedule

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.

Location

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

6th floor of Building 3226 (ERIBA Building)

Agenda

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