GLYTUNES aims to train 14 ESRs within the framework of a PhD training programme to become a new generation of interdisciplinary experts in the fast emerging field of glycosciences and new therapeutics against immune diseases. Their training will be intersectoral, adapted to their individual needs, enriched with targeted secondments and integrating various disciplines in the field of glycosciences.

The quality and innovation of GLYTUNES is based on the excellence of Beneficiaries, SME and Partner Organizations in terms of providing:

  • Individual, personalized and professional management of career training
  • A multidisciplinary, international and multi/inter-sectorial training network
  • Structured training (the GLYTUNES training programme follows a structured three-year design with clearly defined ECTS credits that are mutually recognized by all partners).

GLYTUNES training programme is organized in three different levels of training activities: Local training activities, Network-wide training activities and Secondments. Training will be achieved either through research (including secondments at partner premises) and by education (via transferable skills training and attendance to both local training and network-wide training activities). Moreover, all GLYTUNES ESRs will be enrolled in a PhD programme.

A primary aim of the Network is to train qualified researchers equipped with a wide range of scientific and project managerial, business and innovation skills, that will broaden their career perspectives both in academic research and industry and with experts in different disciplines working in different countries. GLYTUNES will thus contribute to the development of the European Research Area by fostering interdisciplinary skill-sets in a new generation of collaboratively-minded internationally trained researchers, who are capable of integrating complex scientific ideas and approaches.

WP5, about Scientific, Technological and Transferrable Skills Training, will serve as vehicle for the implementation of the training activities.

WP5 is led by Irina Gutsche of CNRS, Paris, France.