20 July 2016

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research takes a lead on guiding young researches in their career within the framework of the Horizon 2020 ENABLE programme

By becoming a part of the European Academy for Biomedical Science (ENABLE) Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) now has an unprecedented opportunity to support career development of young researchers. The work of the ENABLE project has just recently been initiated and is supported with a grant of 500.000 Euro from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.

First meeting of the ENABLE organizing committee in July 2016

The consortium member institutions will each organize one three-day peer-reviewed scientific symposia with strong focus on public outreach. Along those lines, CPR will organize an event in Copenhagen in 2018 with focus on scientific activities, public engagement initiatives as well as a career workshop. 

The ENABLE events will be organized by the Scientific Committees (SC) consisting of Ph.D.-students and postdocs as well as the Local Committee from each member institution represented by young researchers supporting the SC in all practical and logistical aspects necessary for the events.

CPR’s SC consists of representatives from our Student and Postdoc Association (SPA) and has a leading role in the organization of the career workshops during all symposiums.

The main aims of the career workshops are:

  • Broadening of career horizons
  • Increasing awareness of skill development for young scientists to improve employment chances
  • Creating a platform for vacant (non)-academic positions

The SC from CPR has been intensely involved in the strategic creation of the ENABLE project. Throughout the entire project, our SC’s will also be in charge of all aspects of designing, managing and executing a successful European scientific event. Tasks will include deciding on annual topics, drawing the programmes, engaging renowned international speakers, making travel arrangements and dealing with financial matters

Read more about the ENABLE project organization and the participating institutions.