Transforming the way
how training is done

We will link academia, industry, and science communication

We are a multidisciplinary and intersectoral consortium which brings together experts from two research environments (basic and translational) and two sectors (academic and industrial) which will deliver a high-level scientific training to our fellows, as well as transferable skills.

We will mentor independent, innovative, and respectful scientists to drive societal change and improve health in the European society. To do so, our training programme is constructed on 3 pillars.


close-by-working with artists
to promote exchange of
ideas and intersectoral interactions fostering
out-of-the-box thinking


 engaging the public and establishing bridges with industry to transfer scientific knowledge in innovative ways.


generating an
international, open, and inclusive environment as
the fundamental base for collaborative efforts.

Our training goals

We will teach our fellows to be able to

  • Reach excellence in science within the fields of DNA replication, cell fate and cancer.
  • Obtain cutting-edge technical training for careers withing and outside academia.
  • Develop transferable skills beyond academia to increase their employability in all sectors.
  • Acquire tools for effective communication of science to the community, industry, and the general public.
  • Carry science from the bench to society.
  • Create an inclusive and sustainable science.

The backbone of our training programme

Network-wide training

Forging the RepliFate community

These actions will get together all fellows and include Project Meetings and Core Courses in Scientific and Transferable Skills. They will combine
(i) Scientific training (Advanced Imaging, Cancer Mouse Models, Data Management and Entrepreneurship), (ii) Science Communication and Writing training and (iii) Communication, Patient engagement and

Individual training

Strengthening the scientific skills of
our fellows

Each student will be enrolled in a PhD programme and will undertake an individual research project at the host institution and in  intersectoral secondments. The training will be complemented with specific actions tailored for each fellow, such as assistance to scientific meetings and training courses.

Continuous training

Developing skills beyond academia

We will foster the creativity and communication skills of our fellows,
as well as inclusion and collaboration. It will be achieved through
the Artist-in-Residence program, the development of a Motion Video/the managerial actions, Progress Reports and Virtual Coffee Meetings. The fellows will put into practice the acquired training through the managerial actions.

Leaving our mark

We will develop sustainable elements for doctoral programmes

Art and Science Programme

We will put together European artists interested in collaborating in doctoral programs and the institutions that want to establish Artist-in-residence programs to promote the creation of a webpage to establish new programs in European institutions.

Environmental and sustainability in science

We will use the experience gained by the fellows to create a database of actions that can implement a Greener Science. The fellows will coordinate the publication of a green paper that includes all these measures that can be applied to other doctoral programs. We will make use of the network webpage to promote these actions.

Graduate school in DNA replication, repair and proteostasis

We will use the connections established in the network meetings with other European networks in related fields to form the basis of a European DNA replication and repair school. This school will aim to share knowledge and techniques, as well as to foster the mobility of researchers working in the field.

Ensuring knowledge transfer

We will guarantee our results reach society

We have designed dissemination actions to spread our advances within the scientific community, relevant companies, clinicians, patients, general public, and other training programs.

These actions will included, among other, paper publications, project meetings with other networks, industry and clinical collaborations, participation in science fairs, social media dissemination and contact with patient associations.