Training Opportunities

Courses for all recruited ESRs/PhDs


CRESCENDO core microbiome courses for all recruited ESRs/PhDs are detailed below:.

Course
Year
Learning outcome
Microbial ecology and Microbiome Science
1
Importance of the microbiome in complex environments; different approaches for the study of the microbiome.
‘Omic’ Sciences in Microbiome
1
‘Omics’ approaches (metagenomics, genomics, proteomics) for microbiome studies)
Bioinformatics
1
State of the art bioinformatics tools for the analysis of microbiome data
Microbiome Data Science and Biostatistics
2
Data analysis techniques and statistics for multi-omics data integration and analysis
Microbial Metabolomics
2
Microbial metabolites production in different environments; methodologies for metabolomics studies


Some of the complimentary and transferable skills courses available are listed below:

Courses/other activities
Year
Learning outcome
Type
Ethics and Microbiome
1
Ethics in research; Ethical issues to be considered in microbiome-related studies; How to prepare an application for the approval by the ethics committee.
Module
Outreach and the public face of science
1
Science communication for the lay public, press releases, the importance of clear messages and the use of social media to help science impact society.
Module
Diet-microbiome-health axis
1
How to use diet to modulate the microbiome targeting human and animal health.
Seminar
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
1
How to implement the ‘Science with and for Society’ objective; public engagement in research; how to facilitate the access to scientific results; how to promote the involvement of all societal actors; ethics in research.
Module
Scientific communication
2

How to write a scientific paper. How to present scientific results at conferences

Module
CV writing and job interview
2
How to write a CV and a presentation letter; Suggestions to get prepared at a job interview.
Module
Open Science
2
How store and share research data with the scientific community; Appropriate ways to make data available and usable
Module
Clinical trials in nutrition and medicine
2
How to design clinical trials to target modification of the microbiome.
Seminar
Start-up, entrepreneurship and business creation
3
Meeting with international start-up founders, entrepreneurs and investors – fundamentals of business creation in the microbiome field.
Workshop
Research project implementation/management
3
How to prepare a research project; how to deal with project management and reporting.
Module
Patents and Intellectual Property management
3
How to develop an International patent application.
Module