CONSENSE will train a new generation of professionals that will be able to apply and combine the opportunities offered by chemical biology, DNA nanotechnology, and optical detection technology to successfully develop next-generation biosensor technologies.

The CONSENSE training programme is based on a modular system that caters for the specific needs of early-stage researchers with varying backgrounds and different foci (biomolecular engineering, optical sensing, cell biology). It is aligned to the different requirements of the host institutions while fulfilling industry demands.

Local Training

All ESRs will receive local training in scientific, technical, and transferable skills in their host institution. ESRs hosted by private-sector partners will have access to the local courses of their PhD-awarding institution. The local training of the ESRs includes 4 key elements:

Network-wide Training plan

Our consortium has planned a series of regular network-wide activities for the CONSENSE network and beyond, creating a framework for joint research and ESR training, mutual exchange, and ESR exposure to a wider audience.

CONSENSE Introduction Days

An opportunity for the ESRs to have an introduction into the CONSENSE project and to get to know their fellow researchers across the different partnering universities and companies involved.

Read MoreNov 24, 2021


Hosted by WI in Israel, the first CONSENSE week is dedicated to scientific and transferable skills training. The ESRs also present the progress of their individual research projects. 

Read MoreApril 24, 2022

SensUs 2022

A week long conference for open innovation in the field of sensors for health.

Read MoreAugust 30, 2022

2nd Annual Consense Week

Week long trainings in science, entrepreneurial skills, academic publishing and outreach.

March, 2023

SensUs 2023

A week long conference for open innovation in the field of sensors for health.

Read MoreSeptember, 2023


Week long trainings in science, network management, communication and long-term planning. 

April, 2024

Biosensing Open Day

Final event conference open to external participants. This will function as a platform for our ESRs and external researchers to disseminate their results and to facilitate networking and future collaboration.

May, 2024