ESGCT is committed to the training and support of students and early career researchers, and as part of this remit, we have launched a new initiative - The ESGCT Academy.

In contrast to our Spring School, which is an advanced lecture course, the ESGCT Academy is your turn to present. Each Academy is dedicated to a distinct topic, and students undertaking a related PhD project are eligible to attend.

During this 3-day workshop, students will present their projects and receive advice and feedback from their fellow students and leading experts in the field, in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our experts will be present during the whole workshop to offer their advice and share their expertise, as well as present their own work.

The workshop will provide the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences of two role models who have chosen career tracks in academia and industry, respectively, as well as the chance for 'ask-me-anything' open discussions about career options.

The Academy also includes visits to local renowned academic and biotech institutes for the chance to see 'behind the scenes'.

And as you will see from the location of our first workshop, all of this happens in a beautiful and vibrant setting.

The first ESGCT Academy, September 2022

LOCATION: Biodonostia Health Research Institute, San Sebastian, Spain

DATES: 12-14 September 2022

TOPIC: AAV Vectors


12 Sept
9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:30 Jude Samulski scientific talk 
10:30 Coffee and first get together
11:00 Student introductions
12:00 2 student 
13:20 Lunch
14:30 2 students
15:50 2 students
17:10 Coffee break
17:40 2 students
19:00 Fatima Bosch Mentoring
20:30 Dinner in center of town
13 Sept
9:00 Fatima Bosch scientific talk
10:00 2 students
11:20 Coffee 
12:10 2 student 
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Jude Samulski mentoring
15:30 Walk to AskBio
16:00 Visit AskBio Group 1
& Coffee Group 2
17:00 Visit AskBio Group 2
& Coffee Group 1
18:00 Bus for evening activity
19:00 Dinner & evening activity
14 Sept
9:00 Hildegard Büning talk
10:00 2 students
11:20 Coffee 
12:00 1 student 
12:40 Lunch
13:45 Gloria Aseguinolaza talk 
15:00 Walk to Vivebiotech
15:30 Visit Vivebiotech