Work Packages


Supervisory Board

Visiting Researcher







Training activities and meetings

Date Event type Short event description Venue / Organizer

13.-18. Feb 2012


Method workshop

Krakow / JU

30. Mar


Workpackage Meeting (WP4)

Hohenlieth / NPZ

6. - 8. May 2012


First annual network meeting

Kiel / CAU

8.-17. May 2012


Transcriptional control of lifespan and nitrogen remobilisation

Kiel / CAU, UA, MLU

5. - 15. Jun 2012


Biochemistry and metabolomics of protein degradation and nitrogen mobilisation

Versailles / INRA

25.-27. Jun 2012

Summer school

Presentation of research and the art of lecturing

Halle / MLU

15. - 17. Nov 2012


MidTerm Meeting

Second annual network meeting

Copenhagen / CLAB

10.-14. Dec 2012


Genetics and breeding

Hohenlieth / NPZ

8. - 12. April 2013


Research commercialisation in a large enterprise

Copenhagen / CLAB

17.-24. May 2013

Summer school

Summer school on career development

Leeds / UL

14. - 18. Oct 2013


6th European workshop on “Plant Senescence”

Versailles / INRA

18.-19. Oct 2013


Third annual network meeting

Versailles / INRA

30.-31. Jan


IPR, Ethics, European legislation and research policy

Brussels / AP3-ESA

21. - 23. May 2014


Fourth annual network meeting

Etelsen / EGB

10. - 14. Nov 2014


CropLife Final Network Conference
7th European Workshop on Plant Senescence

Sandbjerg Gods / UA


Objectives of the training programme

The training programme of “CropLife“ has five principal objectives:

  • to make young researchers able to effectively contribute to their future employment func­tions, whether they will be in the public or the private sector

  • to improve the career prospects of young researches by intersectoral training involving commercial enterprises

  • to acquaint ESR and ER with the state-of-the-art in multidisciplinary plant research

  • to provide ESR and ER with a broad range of methods and knowledge of technologies allowing them to study plant lifespan control and productivity at the different levels ranging from the level gene expression up to whole-plant biology

  • to introduce ESR and ER to scientific culture in general, including the professional cul­ture with its emphasis on cooperation and respect for the work of other

Secondments and intersectoral visits of ESR

Secondments in cooperating labs will allow the ESR to learn specific state-of-the-art technolo­gies established in these labs which will on the one hand have an important impact on the progress of the research programme and on the other hand will broaden the scientific back­ground of the researchers. ESR will have additional secondments in the same host laboratory. The time schedule will depend on the progress and demands of the individual research pro­jects and ESR.

Career development plan and role of the supervisory board

Each ESR and ER will have a personal career development plan specifically defining mile­stones in her/his project including secondments and courses, and also defining in detail the training activities in scientific and complementary skills, paving the way for her/his personal career. This plan will be designed with the aid of the two mentors and the training represen­tative (MLU) according to suggestions given by the supervisory board of “CropLife“. Each year during the annual network meetings the progress of each ESR and ER will be critically evaluated and the elements of the career development plan, when necessary, adjusted after considering the individual circumstances. The involvement of the supervisory board will ensure that there is a good balance of scientific and complementary skills training for each of the ESR and ER.