This workshop consisted of a scientific component in which the ESRs were trained on Chiral Synthesis. In addition, the industrial component of the workshop covered how the workshop theme relates to industry (for instance a seminar on a specific industrial challenge by one of the industrial partners):
Furthermore, the workshop included discussion sessions on developing the CORE Toolbox.
The ESRs had their own private evaluation session to discuss general successes, strengths and weaknesses of the Network to date. The outcomes of this session were reported to the CORE Steering Committee, who will act on the reported issues.
In addition, the workshop contained a transferrable skills component.
The workshop timings for ESR training were roughly over the two and a half days (Monday, Thursday and half day on Friday, usually finishing after lunch). The Tuesday and Wednesday were set aside for the network – ESR presentations and meetings, this was when the Supervisors, Associate Partners and External Experts were invited to attend.
A detailed agenda is presented below.
To travel from Schiphol airport to Groningen takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by train. Trains leave every 30 minutes. One train is direct whereas a brief change is required for the other. [Full train schedule will be sent together with info how to get from train station to hotel in due course].
City Hotel Groningen, Gedempte Kattendiep 25, 9711 PM Groningen www.cityhotelgroningen.com
Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre, Radesingel 50, 9711 EK Groningen
The Student Hotel, Boterdiep 9, 9712 LH Groningen www.thestudenthotel.com/groningen
The preferred recommendation was City Hotel Groningen. The other two were more than acceptable and located right in the centre of Groningen, which is not a large city. The Student Hotel is a regular hotel rather than one specially for students. For all hotels, it is not more than a 15 minute walk from the train station. One can take a taxi, of course. Prices run about euro 90-100 euro/night. Each hotel has cancellation policies. It is wise to book in plenty of time because there are other conferences taking place in Groningen at the same time.
People who come with a car should look at the website of the hotel to get recommendations for parking. There are quite a few (expensive) parking garages in Groningen.
Late Tuesday afternoon (21 May 2019) guided tour through centre of Groningen and dinner at Café de Sleutel.http://cafedesleutel.nl/
Location: Syncom BV, Kadijk 3, Groningen 9747 AT
Meetings took place in the building located at Mudden 12. In the Mudden building, most meetings were held in the main lecture room (collegezaal) on the ground floor. Most other meetings were held in other rooms within the Mudden building.
Monday 20 May 2019
08:45 Welcome Richard Kellogg; Introduction Joop ter Horst
09:00-10:00 Dr. Wim L. Noorduin, AMOLF, “Physical Chemical Routes to Single Handedness”
10:00-11:30 Break and Tour of Laboratory Facilities, Mr. Mark Hamminga, Dr. Michel Leeman and Richard Kellogg
11:30-12:30 Dr. Robert Hof, Chief Operating Officer, MercachemSyncom, “MercachemSyncom and Our Role in Drug Discovery”
14:00-15:00 Dr. Bernard Kaptein, Innosyn Laboratories, “Chirality in Practice”
15:30-16:15 Richard Kellogg, "Science, Business and the Hard Facts of Life"
16:15-17:15 IP / Entrepreneurship Session 1 (Theory)
Return to hotel; everyone was free for the evening. Groningen has many restaurants ranging from reasonably priced to expensive.
Tuesday 21 May 2019
08:45-09:00 CORE Toolbox Introduction
09:00-11:00 CORE Toolbox Presentations WP3 x 4 (20 min plus 5/10min Q&A per person)
Zurich), Switzerland (ETH)
11:30-12:30 CORE Toolbox Presentations WP4 x 2 (20 min plus 5/10min Q&A per person)
12:30-14:00 Lunch for ESRs and in parallel Supervisory Board
14:00-15:00 Dr. Luc van Hijfte, MercachemSyncom, “A Neglected Compound, for a Neglected Disease: TB or not TB"
15:00-16:00 Free time
16:00-17:30 Guided Tour of Groningen (Leaving from tourist office at main market place, Grote Markt)
Wednesday 22 May 2019
09:00-10:30 CORE Toolbox Presentations WP4 x 3 (20 min plus 5/10min Q&A per person)
11:00-12:30 CORE Toolbox Presentations WP5 x 3 (20 min plus 5/10min Q&A per person)
12:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking with Associate Partners and External Experts
13:30-15:00 CORE Toolbox Presentations WP5 x 3 (20 min plus 5/10min Q&A per person)
ESR10: Jan-Joris Devogelaer, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands (RUN)
15:30-16:30 Parallel Meetings of CORE Industrial Toolbox (WP3: Towards Continuous w/ Joop ter Horst, WP4: Hybrid Resolution w/ Elias Vlieg and WP5: Enabling Resolution w/ Valérie Dupray)
Parallel meetings will take place in the following locations:-
16:30-17:00 Toolbox Summary and Discussion
17:30-18:30 CORE Steering Committee Meeting (Beneficiary Partners only)
Thursday 23 May 2019
09:00-10:00 Dr. Michel Leeman, MercachemSyncom, “Resolution of Racemates by Crystallization”
10:15-11:15 Dr. H. Meekes, Radboud University, Nijmegen, “Racemization, Deracemization and Isomerization Developments Outside of CORE”
11:15-12:15 Dr. Jean-Paul Seerden, Syncom BV, “Billion Dollar Drugs”
13:15-14:30 IP / Entrepreneurship Session 2 (Practical)
14:45-16:00 IP / Entrepreneurship Session 3 (Short Presentations)
16:00-16:30 Evaluation Session for ESRs (with Claire Scott)
Friday 24 May 2019
09:00-12:00 Presentation Skills by Artesc
For any questions, please contact:
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