YEAR 1 (2017) YEAR 2 (2018) YEAR 3 (2019) YEAR 4 (2020)
Action Main Training Events and Conferences Lead Institution Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
0 Initial Meeting (Madrid) CNIC x
1 Kick-off Meeting (Madrid) CNIC  x
2 Winter School CNIC  x
3 Summer School IGBMC x
4 Leica Demo Site (Mannheim) LEICA
5 Winter School BITPLANE
6 Summer School UBERN
7 Meeting organized by ESRs CNIC
8 Career Development Exercises CNIC / IE
9 Conferences and Meetings ALL
10 Industrial Exhibitions ALL
11 Communication Workshops CNIC / JS
12 Final Meeting/Closure CNIC


Kick-Off Training 2017, Madrid, CNIC

18th of October 2017

Animal handling: General considerations Nadia Mercader (UBERN)
Animal handling: Zebrafish Eduardo Díaz  (CNIC)
Animal handling rodents and large animal models Eduardo Oliver &

Carlos Galán (CNIC)

Introduction to biomedical databases and citation analysis Irene Maseda (CNIC)
Introduction to Intellectual Property Noelia López (CNIC)
Pro CNIC Fátima Lois (CNIC)


19th of October 2017

Communication Seminar                                                                     Juan Sarasua
Examples of communication based on real science examples, using scientific articles, press releases, media appearances, etc. How digital media is changing the way science is communicated. How the linear model of communication in science (paper – press release – news media – to the public) has changed nowadays and what kind of tools young scientists can use. Students will see examples of social media used by scientists, journalists, media (general and specialized) and institutions.

Hands-on workshop                                                                              Juan Sarasua
Why do you need to communicate? Identifying the audiences, outside and inside the scientific arena. How to develop key messages, define the audience and choose the right tools to target it. What can I use to communicate my research? Identify their content and create a story (video, audio, press release, social media campaign, etc).


20th of October 2017

Communication Seminar                                                                    Juan Sarasua
How to communicate effectively and deal with the media? Explain how does the traditional media work and identify what is important for scientists, for the media and for the audience.

Hands-on workshop                                                                              Juan Sarasua
How to behave during a video interview? How to be prepared before discussing with a journalist? ‘Know your enemy’ Develop the right communication strategies for both science (a congress) and general  audiences.


Winter School 2018 Madrid CNIC

Tuesday – 9 January
Cardiac computational modelling on supercomputers Mariano Vázquez


RM in pig – theoretical and practical workshop  Javier Sánchez González


Wednesday – 10 January
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart (I): Basic concepts of heart anatomy (i.e. pig heart dissection) José María Pérez-Pomares

(Univ. Málaga)

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart (II): Basic concepts in cardiac echocardiography: in situ echocardiogram; interpretation of normal heart and basic anomalies Gabriela Guzmán

(Hosp. La Paz)

Multiphoton theory and practical Valeria Caiolfa


Thursday – 11 January
Mechanisms controlling cardiac and vascular myocytes function Ángel Cogolludo


Biomechanics of the cardiovascular system Francisco Rojo


Imaging: Light Sheet Jorge Ripoll


Friday – 12 January
Developmental Biology of the heart I Jorge Ripoll


Developmental Biology of the heart II Jorge Ripoll