Despite the situation with COVD-19 we are continuing with our programme as best we can. Our trip to University of Minho for the 3rd Summer School could not happen but the students did mange to complete a course on Leadership and Management Skills. This training event was compeltely online and we are gratful to hfp consulting for the huge effort they put in to making it possible. The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly posivite and the trainers Sue and Yuvalal did an excellent job of making the workshop interesting and engaging.
The end of September saw the group gathered at the fitting venue of the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin for the 2nd YEASTDOC Summer School.
The theme of the Summer School was ‘Translating biotechnology research from academia to industry’. Students and invited speakers from outside the project added to the atmosphere of learning and networking.
The Summer School was followed by a 2-day Knowledge Transfer Workshop delivered by our training partner EMBLEM Technology Transfer.
Project partners hfp consulting delivered a 2-day science writing workshop at the University of Milano-Bicocca in the lead-up to PYFF7. Good timing for the ESRs as they come to the end of Year 1 and begin to think about publishing the first of their research findings.
Franzi was excited to attend the Microbiology Society Annual Conference in Belfast, Ireland. She gave a great talk on the 2nd day of the meeting which resulted in plenty of visitors to her poster. Overall a very positive experience for a first conference. PYFF7 is the next conference in the calendar for all the ESRs. YEASTDOC will join forces with the Aromagenesis and PAcMEN ITNs for the inaugural meeting of the “Microbial Biotechnologies for Food and Biochemicals ITN projects cluster”