Thematic training

Introduction

DTP3 Thematic Collaborative training in 2020-2021 is structured around 5 key themes of strategic importance for UKRI BBSRC, details below. Please check this page for updates on the the schedules per each group.

  1. Clean growth (within Bioscience for renewable resources) - Schedule 2020-21
    1. Session 1 - Biology at the extremes - 8 December 2020, 10:00-16:00
    2. Session 2 - Synthetic Biology: DIY-level innovation - 9 February 2021, 10:00-16:00
    3. Session 3 - From fundamental research to translational opportunities: Translating discoveries in industry - 15 April 2021
    4. Session 4 - New enzymes: Nature vs. synthetic - 8 June 2021, 9:30-15:45 
  2. Crops and soil (within Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food) - Schedule 2020-21
    1. Session 1 - Sustainable diets - 8 December 2020, 9:00-14:15
    2. Session 2 - Omics and Bioinformatics Approaches in Crop Protection - 26 February 2021, 9:15-14:00
    3. Session 3 - Remote sensing for Agriculture - 23 April 2021, 9:00am–14:15pm
    4. Session 4 - Industry perspectives on agricultural challenges - 25 June 2021, 10:00-16:00
  3. Livestock and aquaculture (within Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food – this encompasses Livestock, Production Biology, Health and Aquaculture) - Schedule 2020-21
    1. Session 1 - Alternative Meat - 11 December 2020, 12:00-16:30
    2. Session 2 - Climate Change - 26 February 2021, 9:30-14:00
    3. Session 3 - The effect of Covid-19 on Livestock farming and research - 22 & 23 April 2021, 9:30-12:40
    4. Session 4 - The Impact of Brexit on Livestock and Aquaculture in the UK - 10 June 2021, 10:00-14:00
  4. Integrated understanding of health Schedule 2020-21 (draft)
    1. Session 1 - Coding for Biologists - 13 January 2021, 12:00-17:00
    2. Session 2 - Using animal models in research - 19 February 2021, 10:00-16:00
    3. Session 3 - Use of AI in the sciences: where are we headed? An interactive workshop - 9 April 2021, 10:00-15:30 (poster)
    4. Session 4 - Science Communication/Public engagement - 25 June 2021, 10:00-16:00
  5. Understanding the rules of life Schedule 2020-21

Session 1 - Biotechnology for our future world(s) - 14 January 2021, 10:00-16:00 Bioballoon Debate poster

Session 2 - Deep Learning for Dummies - 11 February 2021, 9:30-16:30

Session 3 - Life with cell walls – Fungi, Flora, Food and Health
 - 19 April 2021, 9:30-3:30

Session 4 - COVID-19 & bullsh*t - 24 June 2021, 9:30-16:00  

Quick Guide about this online training:

  • Mandatory -- we expect all first-year students to attend 4 thematic sessions during year 1 and actively engage in its planning and delivery; each session counts towards 10 training points.
  • Not ready-wear -- the alternating 4 sessions (December-February-April-June) are led by local supervisory teams, rotating across the partnership; dates and host teams are confirmed at the Induction; final schedules to be confirmed at least one month before the session by the host team.
  • Planning -- each session is hosted and planned by a local team (student and supervisor); EASTBIO central and local administrators provide logistical help, as needed.
  • Past training -- for information only; past choices should not limit the new cohort's plans.
  • Feedback -- each year we review this training and feed recommendations into plans for the following year.

 

For details of this year's plans, please read the section "Research Skills Subject-specific Theoretical Training" and Appendix 2 - Thematic training guidance at the Handbook. Each thematic group has convened at the Induction (8 October) and agreed on the hosts and topics to be covered in the 4 annual meetings of each group. Second-year students are expected to attend one of the 4 meetings.

Past thematic training:

2019-2020 training.
2018-2019 training.
2017-2018 training.
2016-2017 training.
2015-2016 training.
2014-2015 training.

Email EASTBIO if you have any queries about this training.