Rosan Vegter
25 March 2019

Registration open for 5-day Translational Medicine Explained (TMex) course

Institute Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR)

Interested in discovering the landscape of Translational Medicine? Want to learn about the job profiles of scientists in Industry?

Then join the 2019 TMex winter school!

The TMex  (“Translational Medicine Explained)” Winter School consists of an introductory e learning (~12 hours student investment time) followed by a 5-day face-to-face workshop. The course is intended for PhD students in the second half of their PhD and early postdocs who are involved in biomedical research.
The course is kindly supported by La Caxia Foundation and the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and will be hosted in one of Barcelona’s great Catalan Modernisme gems: the Palau Macaya!


E-learning course               October/ November 2019
Face-to-face course           11th – 15th November 2019



Palau Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan 108, Barcelona, Spain


Registration (now open)

First come, first serve. Please submit your application documents here which will be reviewed by a selection committee.  We will let you know whether you have been accepted within 14 days of your application. There are only 30 seats, so we recommend applying early. The registration will close on June 1st 2019.


The fee of €450 includes the 5-day course, catering during the course, one dinner and the e-learning. An early bird fee of €400 applies for the first 7 applicants.


Confirmed speakers

  • Bob Harris, Professor Immunotherapy, Karolinska
  • Keith Williams, Director, KW Drug Developments
  • Mike Hardman, independent (formerly AstraZeneca)
  • Toni Andreu and Anton Ussi, Directors EATRIS
  • Joaquin Sáez Peñataro, Clinical Pharmacologist and Spanish correspondent for ECRIN

View draft programme here

What our students say*

  • If you have the opportunity to take part in this course – do it. It will fundamentally change your view on how your work as a research scientist can make a difference in the real world outside your lab (Konstantin Kuhne)
  • Very interactive course with a non-traditional approach. The course reflects the reality of translational medicine: getting a lot of people with different backgrounds to work together as a team (Miriam Ayuso)
  • My expectations to the course were very high, and they were fulfilled (Sandra Heckers)
  • It was a difficult decision to leave the lab for 5 days but it absolutely worth it (Kevin Ferreira)


*The TMex Winter school 2019 builds on the experience of the C-COMEND and ENLIGHT-TEN courses on translational research and medicine development which in 2016,  2017 & 2018 delivered three highly valued courses:  View 2016 programme | View 2017 programme |View 2018 programme


Hotel Well and Come (5 min walking distance from Palau Macaya)
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Well and Come at a discounted rate starting from 105,- per night. Reserve your room by contacting the hotel via (mentioning TMex course).

Alternative hotels:

*Please note that you will have to pay a deposit of 20€ that will be refunded at the end of the stay

There are many cheap hostels in the vicinity of the Palau Macaya with single or shared rooms. The following 3 are at 5 min walking distance

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