Orpheus conference 2020

Dear Colleagues,


The ORPHEUS CONFERENCE 2020 will take place in Braga, Portugal, April 2-4, 2020. Please visit the webpage (https://www.med.uminho.pt/en/ORPHEUS2020/) to learn about the stimulating program with recognized experts/leaders in the field.



Healthy Aging

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are glad to announce the International Conference for PhD Students in Biomedical Research that will be held on 7-9 September, 2017, in Krakow, Poland.

The Conference is organized by Jagiellonian University Medical College, a medical school with over 600 years of tradition in research and education. The topic of the conference is 'Healthy Aging'.


f-TALES workshop

Neuro Sense & Sense-ability 
Sensing and data processing technology for the brain

The brain is by far the most complex and mysterious organ in the human body, and remains a fascinating object of study from an engineering, biological, or medical perspective. Neuro-technology has advanced tremendously in the past two decades and will evolve even faster in the future, leading to new insights and new treatments in the medical field.


Professional Training in the field of Translational Medicine for Early Career Researchers

We are pleased to announce the second couse in Professional Training in the field of Translational Medicine for Early Career Researchers, provided by C-COMEND, 9th-13th October 2017 (FLYER)


Conference Registration is Open

Dear colleagues,

Registration for Orpheus Conference 2019 is now open!

To register, visit the Registration Page:  http://www.ucd.ie/orpheus2019/registration/ 



ORPHEUS ethics in science module

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to announce ORPHEUS ETHICS IN SCIENCE MODULE at DIBSS / Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School



Dublin 2019 conference

Dear colleagues,
We are delighted to announce details for the registration for 14th ORPHEUS conference.
The conference will be held in Dublin on March 21st - 23rd 2019. 
The overall focus of the upcoming conference is “Quality Training Environments for Biomedical Researchers” a topic which is central to all our efforts to provide out students with programmes based on excellence. This overall topic will be addressed through 4 specific themes, on which the conference sessions will be based. These themes are
o   Empowering doctoral supervisors,
o   Building resilience & supporting timely completion,
o   Optimising student experience and
o   Broadening horizons.
These topics will no doubt be of great interest to the Orpheus membership and the wider community. The conference programme will be available from http://www.ucd.ie/orpheus2019/
Registration will open very soon.

2017 Executive Committee elections: Call for nominations

Dear colleagues,

There will be several EC vacancies following the 2017 General Assembly in May this year.

The privilege to be nominated to EC member is limited to current Members of ORPHEUS.


PhD Fellowship opportunities in the UK

We are excited to share details of a new programme supporting 83 PhD fellowships in Applied Biosciences, Energy and Social Policy through a consortia of 15 UK universities.


Call for applications

Dear Colleagues

The Medical University of Graz offers 12 PhD positions starting from October 2017! Please find further information here: http://www.medunigraz.at/phd-medizin/application/. (Link to the flyer)

Best regards,


f - TALES workshop

f - TALES is the Flanders Training Network Life Sciences (https://ftales.be/) is a joint training initiative of the 5 Flemish universities (Free University of Brussels, Ghent University, Hasselt University, KU Leuven and University of Antwerp) that offers top class workshops open to doctoral (and postdoctoral) researchers.

Mission of this brand new training forum is to organize workshops with world-renowned speakers on hot topics in the field of Life Sciences.

Welcome new members

We are delighted to welcome new members who have joined ORPHEUS in 2016:


ORPHEUS survey

ORPHEUS has together with Prof. Björn Hofmann, from the University of Oslo and Prof. Søren Holm from University of Manchester designed a new survey. The survey aims at elucidating attitudes and behaviours of PhD candidates and supervisors when it comes to research integrity issues.

To access the survey check this link.

ORPHEUS workshop at 7th European Congress of Pharmacology, 29th June 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

We are delighted to announce that ORPHEUS joined the 7th European Congress of Pharmacology for organizing the workshop: “Best practices for doctoral training in research excellence and responsibility”


Evidence-Based Medicine

Call for application,

University of Split announces public call for University postgraduate doctoral study program "EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE"

To find out more about this opportunity click here.

Application deadline: 30.06.2018.

For further information you can contact Office for Science, Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Medical Education

Head: Marita Maričić Mimica, Prof. (marita.maricic.mimica@mefst.hr)

Professional Training in the field of Translational Medicine for Early Career Researchers, provided by C-COMEND

We are pleased to announce the Professional Training in the field of Translational Medicine for Early Career Researchers, provided by C-COMEND.


Reykjavik 2018 conference

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the registration for 13th ORPHEUS conference is now open.

The conference will be held in Reykjavik (Iceland), 24-26 May 2018. The themes of this year's Orpheus conference are Creativity, Diversity, Feedback and Motivation, with input from a young scientist entrepreneur, an artist as well as experienced managers of doctoral programmes.


Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, USA. April 2nd-6th

US ORPHEUS ambassador Joey Barnett arranged a workshop entitled ‘ORPHEUS – DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICES FOR GRADUATE ED IN EUROPE’ during which he and ORPHEUS President Bob Harris gave lectures about graduate training programmes in the US and Europe, respectively. 


Registration for the 2018 course in Translational Research and Medicine Decelopment

Dear colleageus,
We are delighted to announce the launch of registration for the 2018 course on Translational Research and Medicine Development  that will be hosted by Bayer in Berlin in April 16-20, 2018
For more information please see http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/enlightten_course or attached course fact sheet.

February 2016, (ORPHEUS-Koc University Symposium in Istanbul)

February 2016, (ORPHEUS-Koc University Symposium in Istanbul)


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