Training activities

The PhD programmes include research training that is both transferrable and specific to the area of each programme and consists of both compulsory and optional activities.

All the activities that the PhD student must complete are recorded in an activities document, but in any case there are compulsory activities that must be completed in the first academic years. It may also include transferrable activities offered by the same university.

Other professional who are not PhD holders may participate in these activities as long as they hold a relevant qualification in the corresponding area.

Erasmus
You can also do other mobility, under the Erasmus programme, both studies and internships. Check the information in the corresponding links.


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For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled.
 

Mandatory activities:

  • Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
    Seminars organised by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and by the centers and institutes of wich the professors of the PhD programme or the thesis supervisors are members.
    The seminars are organised by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the UAB Biocluster and those research centres or institutes whose researchers belong to the teaching staff of this PhD programme. Students must attend a minimum of five seminars (ten hours) per year, related to their area of knowledge.
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
    Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences related to the area of the thesis project. Students must be the lead authors or single authors of the paper presented. This activity must be undertaken at least once during the PhD studies.
  • Presentation of a paper at a departmental symposium
    Once a year the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology holds its scientific conference. Active participation in this conference, as lead author of an oral or poster presentation, is considered mandatory at least once during the first two years of the PhD programme.

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Optional activities:

  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    This activity can be undertaken in any year of PhD studies, but should normally take place during the third year, when the student has obtained most of the experimental findings for the doctoral thesis. The paper must be submitted to a journal indexed in the Journal Citation Reports.
  • Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
    Students will be given credit for undertaking stays at recognised highly-rated laboratories in order to learn specialist techniques needed for their research project. These stays will last up to three months.
  • Journal clubs
    Active participation in Journal Clubs organised by the student's research group. For this activity to be recognised, an annual report is required, signed by the thesis supervisor, on the organisation and frequency of the clubs and the student's participation. List of papers presented by the student.
  • Collaboration meetings between research groups
    Participation in meetings between research groups that are collaborating on topics directly related to the doctoral thesis project. For this activity to be recognised, an annual report is required, signed by the thesis supervisor, specifying the date and time of the meeting, the groups taking part, and the title of the project under discussion.
  • Participation in internal seminars organised by the research group or the department
    Active participation in daily lab meetings, in which the student's research group presents and discusses findings from its various projects. An annual report is required, signed by the thesis supervisor, on the frequency of the lab meetings and the number of presentations made by the student during the year.
  • Participation in workshops or courses on methodological specialisation
    Students may take courses on methodological specialisation organised by the UAB or the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (IRVH). These training activities include courses on quantitative PCR, flow cytometry, proteomics and metabolomics, microscopy, good clinical practice, high-performance genomics, etc.).
  • Hospital sessions
    Active participation in hospital sessions at the hospitals affiliated to the UAB. For this activity to be recognised, written confirmation is required, signed by the thesis supervisor.

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