TRAIN Academy completed!

November 13, 2019

Congratulations to the Fraunhofer ITEM scientists Susann Dehmel and Vanessa Neuhaus!

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Vanessa Neuhaus (left) and Susann Dehmel (right) are scientists of the Fraunhofer ITEM Division of Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Two Fraunhofer ITEM scientists – Susann Dehmel und Vanessa Neuhaus – have recently completed the advanced training program of the TRAIN Academy and can now call themselves certified translation experts. Congratulations!

Both scientists are very enthusiastic about the job-concurrent training program offered by the TRAIN Academy, a professional training academy of the Lower Saxony Translation Alliance: "In the scientific area, it is sometimes difficult not to lose sight of the big picture. The program has helped us a lot not only to see the complexity of our specific challenges in our day-to-day preclinical research work, but also to understand the requirements of the individual steps of the entire drug development chain – from the idea to the product – and, above all, to get a much deeper understanding."

In the TRAIN Academy, experts from the ten TRAIN institutions (among them Fraunhofer ITEM) and external partners bundle their know-how for continuing education offerings in the area of translational research. The objective of the TRAIN Academy is to fortify the quality of training for the scientific non-professional teaching staff.

The central element of continuing education in the TRAIN Academy is currently the curriculum “Translational Research and Medicine: From the Idea to the Product”. The current course started already in October of this year, but there are still a few vacancies. Interested persons are welcome to still register and join in.

The continuing education offerings of the TRAIN Academy for scientists working in translation are being successively expanded and additional continuing education elements are being developed – for example, in the field of Omics technologies and bioinformatics. These continuing education offerings – geared to early career steps, especially post-docs – are unique to the region. They promote not only the participants’ career opportunities, but also the intensive networking of experts in early career stages in the research state of Lower Saxony.