SEURAT-1 is organising a training programme aiming at spreading knowledge on the scientific domains covered by this Research Initiative and the related ethical, industrial and regulatory matters. This training programme addresses young scientists, and in particular research fellows from the organisations that are involved in this Research Initiative. When the capacity of the training courses allows it, they will also be opened to external participants.
The training courses cover the scientific areas that are addressed within the SEURAT-1 Research Initiative and the related societal, regulatory and industrial context, such as for example:
- in vitrotoxicity test systems
- modern concepts in toxicology
- industry and regulatory requirements
- ethical aspects
- practical hands-on data analysis
- automation of stem cell culture
- stem cell isolation, characterization and differentiation
- bio-engineering of culture devices
The SEURAT-1 training programme foresees two types of training:
1. summer schools
The main objective of the summer schools is to spread the knowledge from SEURAT-1 related research domains within and beyond the cluster. In addition, the summer schools provide an opportunity for the young researchers to meet their colleagues from the other research groups, present and discuss their work and also to follow courses given by eminent experts. They are usually composed of lectures by senior scientists and invited speakers, presentations made by young researchers, workshops, and poster sessions.
2. hands-on lab training
The main objective of hands-on lab training is to transfer specific skills and expertise to researchers involved in SEURAT-1, potential future users and scientists from other research projects. These practical lab training courses will focus in particular on transferring knowledge about state of the art and leading edge technologies and operating procedures to the trainees.
Furthermore, the Research Initiative organises workshops addressing specific aspects of repeated dose systemic toxicity. In contrast to the summer schools and lab training courses, workshop participants should be experts in the respective fields, as the intention is to discuss open questions of the field on a high level and provide suggestions for future activities. Consequently, the organisers of the workshops will invite most of the participants.
To find some information about a concrete event organised by SEURAT-1 and to consult the calendar, please see the section Events.