The Plant.ID network provides the recruited Early Stage Researchers with an intensive training program that is centered around several major events.
The Plant.ID Seminar Series presents modern molecular tools for identifying plants and shows the most current developments in the field.
There are 5 seminars each revolving around a specific topic. They are free, online, and take place once a month from February to June.
The second half of the Plant.ID Summer School 3 will take place digitally February 17-19. In this training event, ESRs will learn more about the grant review process, opportunities for scientists in public policy, and receive more practical tips on job searching.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Plant.ID Summer School 3 was held digitally. In the first half of the program, the ESRs presented their results to the consortium and a supervisory board meeting was held (Sept. 17-18). This was followed by a career training workshop for the ESRs where personality types, real-life business problems in biotech, and practical training in job searching and CV writing were given (Sept. 21-23).
The Plant.ID Summer School 2 was held on 12-22 September 2019 in Edinburgh, UK. The meeting consisted of two separate events: a project review combined with a supervisory board meeting for everyone (12-13 September) and a training event for the ESRs (14-22 September). The ESRs showed their first results to the network and we organised discussion sessions for in-depth feedback.
The Summer School 1 was held on 22-30 November 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting consisted of two separate events: a mid-term check combined with a supervisory board meeting for everyone (22-23 November) and a training event for the ESRs (24-30 November). The ESRs had excellent presentations and they showed much growth and process. They are well on track to become very successful PhDs!
The Plant.ID kick-off meeting was held on 14-21 May 2018 in Oslo, Norway. This event represented a major milestone for Plant.ID because the hired Early Stage Researchers met each other and all the other partners within the network for the first time. We saw some excellent presentations by our 15 PhD students and it was great to meet old friends and get to know new ones. With such a group of wonderful people, Plant.ID can only be a huge success!
The Plant.ID Start-up Meeting was held on 22-23 January 2018 at the medieval castle of Parador de Cardona in Cardona, Spain. This meeting brought the supervisory board together for the first time and provided an excellent opportunity to get to know each other professionally and personally, to discuss the aims and objectives of the project, and to evaluate the applicants for the PhD fellowships. The meeting proved to be a huge success and we left knowing that we have a strong network with wonderful people!