External Training

The overarching and inspiring theme for HT’s external training activities is to create a centre of excellence for training promising researchers in the biomedical sciences, while enabling broad access to HT’s expertise, methods and resources.

HT training events for external scientists include Symposia, Workshops, Conferences, and both theoretical and practical Courses at the forefront of scientific and technological development carried out in the areas of expertise of the institute and highly relevant for modern biomedical research. Events are open to the national and international community with a particular focus on early-career scientists.

Each initiative is conceived by a Scientific Committee composed by internal and/or external scientists. As our community and portfolio of scientific training activities grow, courses in key scientific areas of HT are becoming recurrent, e.g. courses on Deep Learning Image Analysis and Neurogenomics, and symposia on DNA/RNA sequencing technologies.

Courses and Conferences

Early Career Fellowship Programme

In October 2020 HT launched the Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Programme: an initiative aimed at supporting the career development and helping talented researchers start their independent research activity in Italy.

Through the ECF Programme, up to five young researchers are awarded a grant worth 200.000 EUR/year for five years to support their research programme.

The programme is open to researchers of all nationalities who have completed a doctoral degree in the last eight years. Applicants must identify a Host Institution – different from their current institution – in Italy, where they propose to establish and develop their research programme.

Questions regarding the ECF Programme can be addressed to: earlycareerfellows@fht.org.