Start Date:

October 2-7, 2022



5 days + warm up and follow up



University of Parma


Course Aim:

This intensive school, dedicated to PhD students in Food related sciences, is nothing like what you’ve experienced before!

You will live 5 full days in a beautiful retreat in the countryside of Parma and will dive deep in a full and immersive experience, learning how to become a leader in your field and an effective communicator. The course will include active simulations and role playing, meetings with pioneers and research and industrial leaders in the field.


The course has been held in the first week of October 2022: 2 to 7 October, 2022






The course has been held free of cost, but the students had to cover the accommodation costs and the meals for the week.

All participants and teachers have been hosted in the Agriturismo Alba del Borgo, a beautiful retreat in the countryside of Parma where the course and all the activities have taken place.


Faculty Members:


Prof. Daniele Del Rio

Department of Food and Drugs

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PHOODER Project Coordinator & Course Instigator


Dr. Daniela Martini 

University of Milan

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Course Coordinator