In December 2019 our full cohort of 15 synBIOcarb ESRs enjoyed a rewarding week in Graz during the festive season at our second Training Event. The week was a great success thanks to some fantastic organisation by our excellent hosts, the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology.
This meeting coincided with a visit from our EC Project Officer for his Mid-Term Check. It provided a great opportunity for our ESRs to present themselves as well as to update supervisors on the progress of their projects and discuss future collaborations with synBIOcarb partners.
Scientific training included a one day project exercise working in teams of 2-3 developing designs to target sick cells and deliver a drug to heal or kill them.
There was also time to enjoy rooftop lunches together and a trip to the Christmas Markets in Graz Old Town!