The second IDEAS Summer School was hosted by the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy from the 11th-15th September 2017. Attended by around 30 delegates, it provided a great opportunity for our researchers to discuss their research with experts from industry and academia.
Each ESR gave an individual presentation on their research so far, which led to some very interesting discussions and ideas from their peers, supervisors and the other delegates.
The Summer School also provided training in “Adaptive Methods for Dose Finding” with Xavier Paoletti (INSERM) and Bjoern Bornkamp (Novartis), as well as a practical workshop on the e-learning “Genomics” course with Thomas Jaki. Towards the end of the event, the researchers were also encouraged to start to think about their careers after completing their PhD , with training by Emilia Sannino on CV writing, interview techniques and applying for funding.
The Administrative Board Meeting took place off-campus in a small village in the Langa region and, while the meeting was underway, the ESRs had the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. This was followed by all delegates later taking part in a “truffle hunt” as a team building activity. This gave us a great insight into the traditional practices of the area in finding the truffles, a highly prized delicacy for which the region is famed.
Professor Thomas Jaki, IDEAS Project Coordinator said:
It was great to meet everyone involved in the project again and the lovely town of Turin and great organisation did the rest to ensure it was a successful event. I was particularly impressed to see how much the work of the ESRs had progressed since we all last met and I am already looking forward to see how much further they will advance the field.
The next IDEAS event will be held in Paris in February 2018