Following the second training module (TM2) hosted by UCD in the spring of 2022, a case study was given to a group of three ESRs in the SIMPPER_MedDev project. With excitingly new and relevant knowledge of the design of microfluidic devices and the industry at large, they were challenged to address a new direction to… Continue reading Case study: Prototyping a screening device for anti-cancer drug treatment
Novo Nordisk visit in Hillerød
Working as an industrial PhD in Novo Nordisk, it is important for me to link my research to real industrial problematics, and I wanted to give a glimpse of the industrial world to my fellow comrades within the SIMPPER_Meddev consortium. During the first training in Dublin, we unfortunately couldn’t visit BD, and I was looking… Continue reading Novo Nordisk visit in Hillerød
Training week – Copenhagen
Training week – Copenhagen After seven months it finally arrives the time to gather again, this time in Copenhagen, Denmark! I think I can speak on behalf of everyone that excitement and anxiety were the main feelings before seeing and hanging out with everyone in another country. For a lot of us it was the… Continue reading Training week – Copenhagen
My Understanding of the Doctorate
Before I start this blog, I would like to thank the “SIMPPER_MedDev – H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020” project for giving me this valuable opportunity to pursue my PhD and to meet a great group of scientific researchers! Back in 2018, after I failed to apply for a PhD at Tsinghua University, I began to reflect on my shortcomings… Continue reading My Understanding of the Doctorate
Training in Dublin
The 12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) for the first time since joining SIMPPER_MedDev, met each other in Dublin to attend their training modules at University College Dublin. Based in different countries and hosted by top research universities the ESRs flew in from Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, and the Netherlands. The training was tailor made to pave the… Continue reading Training in Dublin
Discovering pieces of a puzzle by review writing.
I started as an early-stage researcher in summer 2021 on producing microstructures for medical diagnostics. My primary goal was to understand the state of the art in disease sensing and detection on microfluidic (low volume, controlled flow) environments. As I read through the boom in the microfluidics space due to manufacturing advances and the urgency… Continue reading Discovering pieces of a puzzle by review writing.
An ESR in Dublin
Hi! My name is Masih, and I’m from Iran. I am a PhD candidate with a scholarship from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. After I was selected for this position, my wife Atefeh and I were very excited that we could start a new chapter in our life. During covid, getting the… Continue reading An ESR in Dublin
Training Weeks and Mid Term Check
Training Weeks and Mid Term Check We have had a busy few weeks on the SIMPPER_MedDev ITN. Eleven of the twelve ESRs finally got to meet in person on the UCD campus for an intense 2 weeks of training with one ESR joining remotely (due to visa delays). Training week 1 (25th – 29th April… Continue reading Training Weeks and Mid Term Check
Reflecting on my First Few Months as an International PhD Student
It’s been almost 4 months now since I embarked on my journey as a PhD student in Denmark. Before receiving the good news that I will be joining DTU as PhD student under the ITN Marie Curie scholarship, I have always been keen about Denmark especially, to experience living in… Continue reading Reflecting on my First Few Months as an International PhD Student
ESR 6 hired
We are delighted to announce that Yohann Delaunay will start his PhD position as ESR 6 in Novo Nordisk from July 1st. Yohann’s individual project is ‘Precision processing of biobased polymers for device concepts in medical applications’ and will have secondment placements with both DTU and UCD during PhD.