Only a few seats left: Free Course in Translational Research and Medicine Development

Published 2 June 2017

The C-COMEND Course is a course consisting of an introductory e-learning (~24 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 translational research. The course will empower participants to make a difference in translational medicine through inspiration and awareness.


E-learning course: July – September 2017 (total 24 hours)
Face-to-face course: 9th- 13th October 2017


The course will be hosted in Berlin, by the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapy (BCRT), an alliance between the Charité and the Helmholtz Association.

Registration (now open) – Apply here today to participate (deadline June 11th, 2017)

Participants will be selected in June and all applicants informed of the outcome no later than July 1st, 2017

Confirmed speakers:

  • Bob Harris, Professor Immunotherapy, Karolinska   Matthias Gottwald, Head of R&D Policy & Networking, BAYER
  • Keith Williams, Director, KW Drug Developments
  • Mike Hardman, former Vice President IMI Collaborations, AstraZeneca
  • Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Head of Clinical Development Platform, BCRT

Upon successful completion of the course participants will…

  •  have gained a holistic understanding of the medicines development process
  •  have met and discussed with experts from academia and pharma at eye level
  •  have learned about new approaches in the medicines development sciences
  •  have networked with peers from different research areas and countries

Find out more:

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What our students say:

“ All lectures and activities were a real insight into the pharma-industry and what are the actual activities happening and qualities needed if one wants to work in the industry”

“ The speakers were very approachable”

“The e-learning has been great: the learning units are well designed, the activities are pedagogical, the online platform works perfectly”

“I would heartily recommend this course to other PhD students!”