C- COMEND Course: Translational Research and Medicine Development

Empower scientists to make a difference in translational medicine.

9th October – 13th October 2017, Berlin

The C-COMEND Course is a free course consisting of an introductory e‑learning (~ 20 hours student investment time) followed by a 5 day face-to-face workshop. The course is intended for PhD students in the second half of their PhD and early postdocs who are involved in translational research.


The face-to-face course will take place in Berlin. Our host is the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Medicine, an alliance between the Charité and the Helmholtz Association. 


E-learning course                    July 2017

Face-to-face course                09th – 13th October

Registration opens                 April 2017

Restristration Deadline        1st June

Selection of participants     15th June

Confirmed speakers

  • Bob Harris, Professor Immunotherapy, Karolinska
  • Matthias Gottwald, Head of R&D Policy & Networking, BAYER
  • Keith Williams, Director, KW Drug Developments
  • Mike Hardman, former Vice President IMI Collaborations, AstraZeneca
  • Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Head of Clinical Development Platform, BCRT

The C-COMEND course provides participants with the knowledge, philosophy and tools needed in translational research and medicine development empowering them to make a difference in translational medicine.

The course is part of the C-COMEND project which has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme.

Upon successful completion of the course participants will…

  • have gained a holistic understanding of the medicines development process
  • have met and discussed with experts from academia and pharma at eye level
  • have heard and discussed real-world stories presented by those who were involved
  • have learned about newest approaches in the medicines development sciences
  • have networked with peers from different research areas and different countries


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