Social responsibilities

TBD-Biodiscovery participation in CAREER DAY – TO WHOM AND WHY?

On March 1st the fifth Career Day of the University of Tartu took place.

The purpose of this great event was to provide students with an opportunity to meet employers offering traineeships and give an overview of today’s job market and what it might look like tomorrow.

Simultaneously with career fair there were interactive workshops and inspiring presentations.

As TBD-Biodiscovery has regularly offered students opportunities for traineeship in their company and been very supportive employer in this respect, the representative from TBD- Biodiscovery-  Mr. Jaanus Vahtra (CEO), was invited to participate in the workshop.

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Since 2007, TBD-Biodiscovery has supported talented young chemists studying in secondary and high schools. 

  • TBD-Biodiscovery is a sponsor of Estonian National Chemistry Olympiad. Every year a special award for the best experimental work is given by our company.
  • TBD-Biodiscovery is a sponsor of the Estonian team on the International Chemistry Olympiad.
  • On the 9th of April 2016, the Head of Chemistry Department, Dr. Ain Uustare, hosted 20 young participants of the Baltic Chemistry Olympiad 2016 in the TBD-Biodiscovery facility. Young students were taken to the tour in our laboratories and given a short overview of company`s activities.
  • On the 3rd of May 2016 the Assessment of the Chemistry study programmes by foreign experts at the University of Tartu (UT) took place. Representatives from various companies were invited to the meeting to present the employer`s point of view in the assessment of the study programme. Dr. Ain Uustare from TBD-Biodiscovery also participated in the discussions.
  • TBD-Biodiscovery OÜ contribution to the EACH (Excellence in Analytical Chemistry) programme.

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    TBD-Biodiscovery team thanks Santosh for being with us and wishes him all success in this interesting field of life he has chosen for his future!

    EACH is a two-year joint master’s programme, which focuses on analytical chemistry and its metrological, quality assurance and socio-economic aspects. The aim of the programme is to educate specialists in analytical chemistry qualified to work in analysis laboratories and industry in senior positions related to chemical analysis in fields, such as, food, pharmacy, environment, health, materials and chemical technology, etc. (http://www.ut.ee/EACH/)

    One of the mandatory components of the programme is to enable students to get hands-on experience working in industry or professional analytical laboratory environment.

    This Summer TBD-Biodiscovery gave an opportunity to Santosh Raman Acharya from Nepal to work in our analytical laboratory as a practitioner under the supervision of Dr. Lauri Jalukse (Head of QC laboratory).

    Here is the feedback from Santosh about his experience:

    „I was excited and nervous at the same time when I got chance to do internship on QC department of TBD.  I chose TBD because it had a lot of analytical techniques that I could experience at the same time.

    I hit the ground working on different projects with different team using different techniques.
    The most inspiring part was all the TBD employees welcomed me as a member of the team and truly expected me to make a contribution from the first day. Everyone I met, from company manager to colleagues working together, helped me grow, both as an employee and a person.

    I am sad to leave but confident I have indeed learned a lot of practical skills and a well-rounded vision of analytical lab which will be definitely useful in my future.
    I’ve really enjoyed the learning atmosphere at TBD and the wonderful people I’ve worked alongside.“

  • TBD-Biodiscovery had a great pleasure to host 12 young members of Biosciences Students’ Association (BSA) from the University of Tartu on the 15th of November 2016. BSA is directed to students of bioscience, foremost genetic engineering, biomedicine, molecular biology and cell biology and its aim is to develop these specialities, improve the studies and scientific work of this field. One of their main goals is  creating relationships with Estonian and foreign organisations, which could help to promote their field and develop the competitiveness of the graduates from the University prior entering into the labour market.Dr. Ain Uustare (Head of Chemistry Department) and Dr. Lauri Jalukse (Head of Analytical Department) introduced the students briefly the history, main activities and working methods of the company.  The seminar was followed by the tour in the facility to give an overview of the everyday work in the laboratories.Here is the feedback from Biosciences Students’ Association:

     „All students remained with good impression of the visit. The shared information was sufficient and every question got an answer.

    It was very nice to see closer the successful company which we had not even heard of before. It was extremely interesting to see how the actual complicated synthesis of items are carried out: the preparation work, track of thoughts, finding the ideal conditions, etc.“

    It was definately very inspiring experience!“