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NEWSLETTER About the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings Special coverage: Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting About the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings foster exchanges between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. What is it? Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to 

NEWSLETTER MCAA Indian Chapter kick-off meeting  Around 30 Members of the Indian Chapter participated in the launch event, which took place online. Fruitful interactions, suggestions and discussion gave rise to many proposals for activities in 2018. Praveen Kumar, Chair of the Indian Chapter, summarised the meeting for us.   Participants discussed

NEWSLETTER  Autumn 2017: What's on the MCAA agenda? Autumn 2017 is looking promising for the MCAA! Brian Cahill, Chair of the MCAA, gave us a sneak preview of what’s coming up for the Association. Supporting ESOF Session proposals The sessions focus particularly on researcher mental health, pensions and researchers from the humanities field. I am waiting

NEWSLETTER IInterview with Bala Attili Spotlight on KU Leuven Seen as one of the most innovative universities in Europe, and host for the next MCAA General Assembly As you may probably know, the next General Assembly will take place in February 2018 at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). Bala Attili, MCAA Board Member, is involved in the preparations,

NEWSLETTER Events and Network Working Group sponsors Archaeologists'  meeting in Maastricht The Marie Curie Alumni Association’s Events and Network Working Group sponsored the recent 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EEA). The EEA 2017 took place in Maastricht from 30 August to 3 September, and coincided with the 25th anniversary of

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Ireland Chapter Launch Meeting

Ireland Chapter Launch Meeting

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The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is promoting an active community of researchers brought together by past or present mobility experience under the European Commission's Marie Curie programme. To promote these activities in Ireland, the MCAA Ireland chapter was founded in 2017 to enhance interactions between members and raise the profile of this exceptional group of researchers. Since it was founded the Ireland Chapter has attracted ca 100 members ranging from high profile researchers to newly funded fellows. These members are from across the island of Ireland both north and south of the border which is fitting as science knows no borders... The Ireland Chapter will have its official launch in UCD on October 2nd where there will be an excellent line-up of speakers. Further to this, the Ireland Chapter plans to organise and run specific events in: Bridging science and business, gender equality and science communication.

Date: Monday 2nd October 2017. 09h30 to 14h00

Venue: University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, Dublin

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marie-curie-alumni-association-mcaa-ireland-chapter-launch-tickets-36441262798#tickets

Web-site: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/marie-curie-alumni-association-mcaa-ireland-chapter-launch-tickets-36441262798

Date:
Monday, 2 October, 2017 - 09:30 - 14:00
Location City:
Dublin
Ireland
02/10/2017 - 09:30 - 14:00
 
 
What does "open science" really mean?

What does "open science" really mean?

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The MCAA, in collaboration with Euroscientist, is proud to present our next webinar of the Science Policy series:

What does "open science" really mean?

taking place on 3rd October 2017, 13:30 CET

“Open science”: never has a term been interpreted in so many different ways. The diversity of perspectives may reflect the paradigm shift in how science is done, which is encoded in these words. 'Open science' encompasses open access to journals, sharing of scientific data, easy reproducibility, and transparency in research evaluation, among many other aspects. Future perspectives include the “uberisation” of science, and the harnessing of social networks mechanisms in research. In this webinar, we will rely on important actors in the process of opening science to put order among these ideas. We will try to understand where academia is going, and how to engage more scholars in open science. 

Making science count in policy making

The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, will be hosting a round-table with the participation of representatives of the most important stakeholders :

  • Julie Sainz, Policy Officer at the European Commission, Unit C.2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 
  • Ivo Grigorov, marine science researcher and member of the FOSTER project to promote open science education among researchers 
  • Eva Méndez, professor of Information Science and member of the EC’s Open Science Policy Platform 
  • Sascha Friesike, researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, focus on how technology can help in opening science and the role it can play in creative processes  

The round table will be moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).

The event is free but registration is required HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Date:
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 - 13:30 - 18:00
Location City:
WEBINAR
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Study visit to the European Patent Office in Munich on October 12 2017

Study visit to the European Patent Office in Munich on October 12 2017

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Organized by

 

Working languages

English

 

Description

The aim of this study visit is to raise and increase awareness of the European patent system among students in all fields at European universities and other interested persons.

The study visit provides hands-on experience of the EPO and offers insight into the work of EPO experts, patent examiners and lawyers.

Deadline for registration: 29.09.2017

 

Level of expertise

Advanced

 

Programme

Focus on European patent law and biotechnology

 

Venue details

 

European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Germany

 

 

Contact

 

European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Germany
Tel. +49-89-2399 5454
academy@epo.org

Authorisation code
Please request the authorisation code via email to: academy@epo.org.

 

 

Max. number of participants

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Minimum attendance: 10 participants

 

Registration deadline

29.09.2017

 

Date:
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 09:30 - 15:30
Location City:
Munich
Germany
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MSCA 2018 Call for Proposals - Informative Session

MSCA 2018 Call for Proposals - Informative Session

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An information session on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2018 calls for proposals for the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) is organised by the National Contact Points (NCPs) for MSCA in Belgium (NCP Belspo – Eurofed, NCP F.R.S.-FNRS, NCP FWO).

The information session is organised to support researchers/research organisations in the preparation of their MSCA application.

ITN bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. Projects may take one of three forms: European Training Networks, European Industrial Doctorates and European Joint Doctorates.

RISE funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. RISE enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide.

For more information & registration: http://www.h2020-info-session-on-msca.be/

Date:
Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 14:00 - 19:00
Location City:
Brussels
Belgium
16/10/2017 - 14:00 - 19:00
 
 
The future for international research partnerships: responding to Brexit, the Newton Fund and new partnerships

The future for international research partnerships: responding to Brexit, the Newton Fund and new partnerships

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As the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union, this timely seminar will look at priorities for international collaborations and partnerships in research.

Sessions will focus on developing the UK’s international profile in the global research landscape, and the key challenges and opportunities associated with both leaving the EU and developing new partnerships.

Delegates will discuss future involvement in Horizon 2020, availability of European Research Council funding and mobility of researchers. Further discussion will assess next steps for the Newton Fund and its links with new partners and priorities for new research partnerships, including case studies of current collaborative projects outside of the EU, the current state of global partnerships and key concerns from both R&D businesses and academics.

We expect attendees to include university vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and research directors, international embassies, R&D businesses, catapult centres, research consultancies and others with an interest in this area of policy and practice.

Registration: (£210) = http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/international-research-partnerships-2017

Agenda: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/agenda/international-research-partnerships-2017-agenda.pdf

Date:
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 08:30 - 13:00
Location City:
London
United Kingdom
17/10/2017 - 08:30 - 13:00
 
 
Warsaw MCAA hang-out

Warsaw MCAA hang-out

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The next local networking event of the Polish Chapter will take place in Warsaw on October 17th (Tuesday)!

Please join us to meet and network with fellow researchers. We also plan discussing our involvement in Marie Curie's 150th birthday celebrations.

Drinks for MCAA members will be sponsored.

Please indicate whether you are planning to attend by registering to this event here.

We're looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Michał (Polish Chapter Vice-Chair)

Date:
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 18:30 - 22:00
Location City:
Warsaw
Poland
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Career Day "Academia" in Heidelberg 2017-10-20

Career Day "Academia" in Heidelberg 2017-10-20

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DKFZ is the German Centre for Cancer Research.

Career Days are an initiative of the DKFZ PostDoc Network (PDN) supported by the Career Service. The aim is to provide scientists at DKFZ with insights on different career paths in specific fields. We invite alumni and other (postdoctoral) researchers to briefly share their personal career paths. Afterwards participants have ample time to join round table Q&A sessions.  An information booklet with career profiles, and recent job offers, are provided to all participants, and stay available in our archive. 

The next Career Day will be held at the DKFZ Communication Centre in Heidelberg on 20th October 2017.

The plenary speaker will be Nobel laureate and MC Alumnus Stefan W. Hell. The Commission will also be represented.

Programme: http://www.dkfz.de/en/career-service/acadcareerday17.html#section2

Web-site: http://www.dkfz.de/en/career-service/careerday.html#section2

Registration is now open at www.acadcd17.eventbrite.com NB: Places are on first-come, first-served basis, so do not delay!

Also https://twitter.com/CdDkfz/status/897053007606624258

 

Date:
Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 08:30 - 17:45
Location City:
Heidelberg
Germany
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BCN Science Slam

BCN Science Slam

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Science communication workshop and Barcelona Science Slam

Would you like to learn how to communicate science to general public in an engaging and fun way ?

On this interactive workshop, you will learn how to communicate your complex research projects to the general public, and practice how to bring your science to life using simply, but strong storytelling techniques. The ability to command core science communication tools will leave your audience spellbound; be it when you are giving a talk, or simply explaining your research to your friends or family members. In addition, you will also learn how to deal with a stage fright when presenting to a bigger crowd of people.

This very practical hands-on training in a form of group activities, class discussions, and practical assignments, culminates with a public Barcelona Science Slam on the 27th October 2017, where the volunteers from the workshop group will present their science stories to the general public.

Duration of the course:  Two full days (26 and 27 October 2017)

Who is the course for? The course is intended for PhD students

Registration:  

The number of participants is limited to 25. 

Registration deadline: 14th October 2017

Registration here:  http://apps.crg.es/content/internet/events/webforms/17967-0

Venue: 

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

Dr. Aiguader, 88

08003 Barcelona

What is the Barcelona Science Slam?

It is a science communication contest where up to eight  researchers explain their research projects in five-minute, engaging, clear, and fun talks. You can see some examples here.

The slam winner is chosen by the audience votes.

Barcelona Science Slam will take place on Friday 27th of October at 21:30 in Black Lab bar (Palau de Mar, Plaça Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona)

You can apply directly for the science slam (without attending the science communication workshop) by sending a one-minute video of your research to training@crg.eu by 14th October 2017. You will be notified by Wednesday 18th October 2017 if your slam has been selected for the final presentation in a Black Lab.

Date:
Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 17:00 - 22:00
Location City:
Barcelona
Spain
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