PDZnet

Training Events

The PDZnet training program offers an individually tailored doctoral training program combining individual research projects with scientific and transferable skills training. The program comprises network-wide activities including PhD courses, conferences/symposia and annual progress meetings, enabling the network to meet at a regular basis to share knowledge and network within and beyond the PDZnet network.

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Jan 26, 2017
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Intro meeting

Two days event encompassing workshops and introductions to partners and fellows.

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Sep 26, 2017
EMB, Germany

PhD Course – Bioinformatics

A four days practical course (Sep 26-29) in bioinformatics softwares and approaches with a particular focus on protein-protein interactions. Mandatory for PDZnet fellows.

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Oct 2, 2017
EMBL, Germany

1st Annual Progress Meeting

Three days event (Oct 2-4) encompassing research progress presentations, fellow and supervisory board meetings, workshops and visit to the EMBL core facilities. Mandatory for entire PDZnet consortium.

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Sep 16, 2018
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, Austria

The 2018 EMBO workshop on ‘Modularity of signaling proteins and networks’

An EMBO-sponsored workshop focusing on the latest developments in modularity in cell signalling in Seefeld, Tirol on 16–21 September 2018. Participation in this meeting is recommended for the entire PDZnet consortium, especially the PDZnet fellows.

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Oct 1, 2018
CRCM-Inserm, Marseille, France

2nd Annual Progress Meeting (mid-term review)

Three days event (Oct 1-3) encompassing research progress presentations, fellow and supervisory board meetings, workshops and visit to CRCM facilities. The PDZnet mid-term review will be included. Mandatory for entire PDZnet consortium.

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Oct 4, 2018
CRCM-Inserm, Marseille, France

PhD Course – Visual Scientific Communication

A three days (Oct 4-6) theoretical and practical graphics course organized by Somersault18:24 with the aim of training the PhD fellows in communication of scientific hypotheses and achievements through illustrations. Mandatory for all PDZnet fellows.

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Apr, 2019
Systasy Bioscience, Germany

PhD Course – How to Start a Biotech Company

A two days course where the PhD fellows will get introduced to the practicalities and perspectives of starting up a small biotech or pharma company by entrepreneurial PDZnet partners. The event is organized by Systasy in April or May 2019 – specific dates TBA. Mandatory for all PDZnet fellows.

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Sep 30, 2019
Novo Nordisk, Måløv, Denmark

3rd Annual Progress Meeting

Three days event (Sep 30 – Oct 2) encompassing research progress presentations, fellow and supervisory board meetings, workshops and visit to Novo Nordisk’s production facilities in Hillerød, Denmark. Mandatory for entire PDZnet consortium.

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Oct 3, 2019
Zealand Pharma, Denmark

Peptide Drug Discovery Symposium

One day symposia including a visit to Zealand Pharma R&D facilities. Mandatory for entire PDZnet consortium.

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Oct 4, 2019
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD Course – Career Day

One day event where the PhD fellows will get introduced to the opportunities of pursuing a career path in academia and industry after the PhD. Mandatory for all PDZnet fellows.

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Aug 20, 2020
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Closing Meeting

Graduation meeting and party; a two-days (Aug 20-21) event including final presentations by fellows, EAB meeting and celebration of project results and PhD graduations. Mandatory for the entire PDZnet.

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The Network

The PDZnet network includes 11 academic research groups and 3 industrial partners distributed across 6 European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Sweden). The network provides an international and multidisciplinary PhD training platform for 14 next-generation researchers (PhD students).

Meet the partners

The 14 PDZnet partners are committed to create an outstanding training program for PhD fellows to elucidate the mechanisms of PDZ-mediated protein signaling pathways and provide background for the development of new therapeutic candidates for cancer and neurological diseases.

Open positions

We train PhD fellows to become independent, creative and innovative scientist by providing cutting-edge knowledge, a diverse and comprehensive technology platform, and transferable skills training making the young researchers attractive candidates for research positions in academia or industry.