The objective of the ITN’s training syllabus is to provide all ESR/ERs with a unique training portfolio in the synthesis, reactivity and biological function of organofluorinated systems, complemented by enhanced transferable skills.

The Network training programme will offer network-wide training covering all aspects of fluorine chemistry through a series of workshops, attendance at international conferences beyond the network, network-wide workshops that will develop and enhance ESR/ER transferable skills, and through local training provided by Network partner postgraduate training programmes. Here is a list of our most recent network-wide training events:

A core element of the ESR and ER training will be the mentoring provided by supervisors and co-supervisors which will help to ensure the transfer of the scientific skills required. Details of all supervision provided will be recorded in the Training and Supervision Plan and reinforced by the ESR/ER Career Development Plans (CDPs). Each ERS/ER will be supervised by the host Partner and co-supervised by a different Network partner. The project of each ESR/ER will cross over more than one of the research WPs to ensure that they will gain a broad range of knowledge and skills through collaboration with several of the network partners including industrial partners.

ESRs will typically be enrolled in local PhD programmes and will spend secondments with both their respective co-supervisors and with our industrial partners.