Trainings and Events


Planed trainings, events & conferences

Lead institution

Time (estimated month)


Kick-off meeting




1st scientific & complementary training meeting




2nd scientific & complementary training meeting and summer school




3rd Complementary training 




4th Scientific & Complementary training meeting+ XII Spanish-Portuguese Conference 




International Conference +Final meeting




1st Scientific & training meeting. Gif-sur-Yvette,CNRS castle, France, 25-27 November 2015, 3 days

  • Use of NPs for drug delivery and as diagnostic probes, state or the art, problems, perspectives 
  • The nature of Liposomes and their pharmacological applications
  • Technologies to produce nanoliposomes


2nd Scientific & training meeting and summer school. Erice (Sicily),Centre of Scientific Culture Ettore MajoranaItaly, June 6-8 2016, 3 days, 

  • Instrumental mmethods for NPs characterisation,
  • Chemical methods of NPs functionalization
  • Molecular interaction studies
  • Imaging methods, principles, requirements and application in medicine (MRI, PET)

3rd Complementary trainingMilano, Italy, 10-12 January 2017

  • How to attract investors?
  • What makes a good business plan? Components of a business plan: what to consider, what a market analyses looks like and why it is so important?
  • Those questions will be tackled during the course. 

XII Spanish-Portuguese Conference. University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, January 14-16th, 2018

The principles of targeting

  • The choice of biological receptors to be targeted and the identification of the best ligands
  • The antibodies

4th Scientific & training meeting University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, January 16-17 th, 2018

Details coming soon

Final NABBA meeting and 12th International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers,  that will take place from 27 – 29 August 2018.

  • Monday, 27 August 2018:Conference sessions include “Human cell and tissue models for facilitating clinical translation” and “Modelling and overcoming biological barriers for infectious diseases”
  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018: Conference sessions include “Innovative carriers and materials”, “How to move in areas without diffusion and convection” and “Immunotherapy – immunological barriers and vaccine delivery”
  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018: Conference morning session on extracellular vesicles, in cooperation with German Society for Extracellular Vesicles (GSEV)
  • Wednesday, 29 August 2018:Conference afternoon session in collaboration with ITN NABBA: “Advanced nanocarriers to overcome biological barriers”, speakers include Gert Storm, J.C. Leroux, Patrick Couvreur and Maria-Jose Alonso from the NABBA consortium.  Selected students of the NABBA project will have the opportunity to give a contributed talk.
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018: Private Meeting of the NABBA consortium and students, incl. student presentations.


ESOF 2016 Strategies of Pharma Companies Scientific Writing and Communication2 3-27 July 2016 followed by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions satellite event "Research and society", Manchester, UK 28-29 July 2016

  • Researcher and society: we're all in the same boat!
  • Science and democracy: Get into the debate!
  • Ethics, transparency, research intergrity, misconduct: Where do I stand?
  • Open science : the tools for your research success
  • Inspiring initiatives from the private sector 
  • Elevator pitch
  • Poster session: How is your research contributing to society?
  • Bringing gender in research
  • Integrating the gender dimension within research project/proposal- Life sciences and social sciences
  • Integrating the gender dimension within research project/proposal- Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Environment, others
  • Becoming an Expert at REA(gender and ethics)


MCAA organizes training events that support the career development and networking of Marie Curie Researchers and Alumni.

Membership of the MCAA is free to all past and current beneficiaries of the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions at


Career Development Seminar takes place between 10:00 and 17:00 at EMBL Heidelberg on 2nd May 2016.

The agenda of the seminar is:

09:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:15

Activities of MCAA and the German Chapter
Dr. Brian Cahill, Chair of MCAA, Chair of the MCAA German Chapter

10:15 – 11:00

EMBO’s programs for Young Investigators and Gender Equality
Dr. Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director of EMBO.

11:00 – 11:30

Tea break

11:30 – 12:15

Career development patterns: from Erasmus to ERC
Dario Pellizzon, ‎Head of the Research Office at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

12:15 – 12:45

Responsible conduct of research
Dr. Michele Garfinkel, Science Policy Programme Manager at EMBO.

12:45 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:00

Activities of MCAA Bridging Science and Business Working Group
Dr. Claudia Delgado Simao: Chair of the MCAA Bridging Science and Business Working Group.

14:00 – 14:15

Career Progression: Academia to Industry
Dr. Danilo Maddalo, MCAA Member, Laboratory Head at Novartis in Basel.

14:15 – 14:30

Tailoring your research skills for a career in industry
Dr Michelle Yegres, MCAA Member, Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow at Roche Diagnostics.

14:30 – 14:45

Management of industry-academia partnerships
Dr. Vitor Vieira: MCAA Member, CEO of inova DE.

14:45 – 15:00

Starting a business using the EXIST program
Dr. Dennis Fink: CEO and founder of the Science Communication startup mediomix.

15:00 – 15:15

Panel Discussion

15:15 – 15:45

Tea break

15:45 – 16:15

Engaging with non-government organizations: Chemists without Borders
Dr. Marco Masia: Vice Chair of MCAA, Chair of the MCAA Policy Working Group

16:15 – 17:00

Pension Information for Mobile Researchers, 
Claudia Wegner-Wahnschaffe, Project Manager at

A small participation fee of 25€ is necessary to cover our costs. The Seminar is open for registration. Just fill out the following Google Form.
The seminar will take place at the Klaus Tschira Auditorium of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre. Details of travelling to EMBL Heidelberg can be found here:




This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 642028 H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014