EASTBIO Induction Day

EASTBIO Induction Day 2017

The EASTBIO Induction will be held in Dundee on Thursday the 5 October 2017, approximately 10:00-17:00, followed by a Training Day with a Foundation Masterclass on Statistics and Experimental Design, delivered by Dr Margo Chase-Topping (same venue, Friday 6 October, 9:00-13:00).
 The EASTBIO Management Group and administrative team will be delighted to welcome the new cohort of students who will be starting their PhD in autumn 2017 along with their supervisors. At the Induction delegates are provided with detailed information about the EASTBIO training, PIPS, the online SysMIC course, and other aspects of the EASTBIO programme; all students and supervisors will be given an updated hard copy of the EASTBIO Student Handbook.
EASTBIO student reps at the 2016 Symposium
The event will be held at the West Park Conference Centre in Dundee and students will be offered free accommodation at the Invercarse Hotel (371 Perth Road, Dundee), within walking distance from West Park. Supervisors are only to attend the Induction and students are expected to stay for the Training Day on the 6 October. EASTBIO will arrange for transport for delegates based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen for the Induction Day; students are to make their own travel arrangements on the Friday.
To enable us to organise the two days (by collecting information about dietary and other special requiremetns, or travel and accommodation requirements), we will invite you to register online in due course.
Draft Induction Day schedule here.
Further details will be circulated by EASTBIO in due time, but please email us in the meantime if you have any questions. Please scroll below for previous Induction Days.

The EASTBIO Induction for students who started their PhD studies in autumn 2016 took place in Dundee on Thursday 6 October 2016, 10:00-17:00, followed by a training day on 'Statistics and Experimental Design' on Friday 7 October, 9:00-13:00 (West Park Conference Centre).

EASTBIO wishes to thank all EASTBIO students and supervisors who have joined the team at this event. We are looking forward to seeing all at the next EASTBIO event and offering best wishes to all students with their PhD studies!
Induction Day schedule.
Training Day schedule.
Practical information for Induction attendees.
Induction provides the opportunity for the EASTBIO Team to welcome the new cohort of students and supervisors. Expect to be given information about the EASTBIO programme, training and PIPS, meet the other students and supervisors and get a copy of the revised Student Handbook. Students and supervisors will also be asked to hold preliminary discussions about the 2016-2017 thematic training, hosted across the partnership along the four priority research areas.
Induction is mandatory for all students while supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Students only are expected to attend the Training Day on the 7 October.
EASTBIO provides dinner and accommodation for all students on the night of the 6 October. Read carefully the practical information sheet above for further details.
For any queries, please email EASTBIO.


Induction Day 2015

We welcomed our new students and supervisors at our Induction Day 2015, hosted by the University of Dundee on Monday the 28th of September 2015 at the West Park Conference Centre.

Induction programme.
Please email EASTBIO to request the slides for each presentation below:

  • Interdisciplinary skills in bioscience
  • EASTBIO Training Programme 2015
  • Introduction to Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS)


The Induction Day was followed by an EASTBIO Training Day with a masterclass on "Statistics and Experimental Design" on Tuesday the 29th September 2015, 9:00-13:00, mandatory for all starting students. Course timetable here.

General information for all attendees here.

For general info about the Induction, see here.

Induction Day 2014

The EASTBIO Induction 2014 was hosted by the University of Dundee (West Park Conference Centre) on Tuesday 21st of October.

EASTBIO supervisors Naomi Nakayama and Ryo Sekido

EASTBIO supervisors Megan Davey and EASTBIO DTP Co-director Judith Sleeman

EASTBIO students Erika Abbondati, Christopher McNeill and Amy Fraser

EASTBIO Induction Day (general)

Each October, fully matriculated EASTBIO students are expected to attend a day of Induction hosted by one of the EASTBIO partners. This event officially launches the EASTBIO training programme for the new intake. A series of talks and workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to key aspects of the partnership (click here for the Induction Day 2013 programme). Break-out sessions enable students and supervisors in each of the four priority areas to discuss the specifics of their research, common ground between the different projects, opportunities for furthering collaboration and expectations and provisions for the theme training sessions.

EASTBIO Induction 2013

Attended by the EASTBIO Management Group and the administrative team, as well as first supervisors, Induction Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get acquainted, ask questions and set the foundations for relationships that are to be developed throughout the duration of the studentships.