Training Overview

The EASTBIO programme is designed to provide training for students with diverse backgrounds, including bioscience, biomedical, mathematical and physical sciences, enabling students to draw on a range of technologies and approaches to address complex biological questions.

EASTBIO 2019 Symposium, Dundee, 2019

The EASTBIO Training Programme is structured per year of study and covers training linked to research skills, core bioscience and transferable skills, as well as the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme and the Industrial CASE studentships.

The training is delivered per year of study, as follows:

Year 1: Foundation Training
Year 2: Advanced Training
Year 3: Professional Training
Year 4: Consolidation

Each link above will take you to the training page for the relevant year training.

EASTBIO training calendar 2020-21 (TBA).

We strongly advise all first-year students to consult the 2020-21 Student Handbook which containts all the details pertaining to the EASTBIO Training Programme, per student cohort.

First-year students should fill in the EASTBIO Sign-up form with their choice of core, masterclasses and optional training by the end of October 2020 via an online link circulated to students at the Induction Day. You should update the form frequently throughout your first year, with both mandatory and optional training you plan to take. We will remind you to re-submit the form again in September 2021 with the training you would like to take in your second year of PhD study, both mandatory and optional.

You should aim to complete training that will amount to a 120 points by the end of your first year and a total of 200 points by the end of your second year (September 2022). Part-time students and students with deferred start dates or other arrangements should discuss their training plans with their supervisors and confirm these plans with the local academic representative. The final plan should then be communicated to the EASTBIO Administrator.

Second- and third-year students are sent yearly information and regular reminders about their training requirements by the EASTBIO Administrator.

A copy of the updated Handbook is circulated to all new students and supervisors at the Induction Day.