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What? The purpose of RSA conferences is to provide a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment for RSA members and non-members from urban and regional academia, policymaking and practice to exchange latest research, development and practice insights. The call for proposals is for the following forthcoming conferences: 2019 Annual Conference 2019 Australasia Conference 2019

What? The EIT today launches a Call for expressions of interest for the selection of five members of the EIT Governing Board. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities. There are currently six Innovation Communities and each focuses on a different societal challenge

What? The European Research Day (ERD) is an event where European researchers outside of Europe meet, discuss and exchange concepts about their research projects, professional and personal experience in their respective diasporas and overall career path. It also presents a unique networking opportunity through which they can meet researchers from their current regions to advance in their

El pasado sábado 1 de julio, el Dr. Evaristo C. Martínez-Radío Garrido comenzó sus labores respecto haber conseguido un contrato postdoctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (IF), call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, de la Unión Europea. Tiene como objetivo desarrollar el proyecto de investigación “Prisoners of war between the Bourbon nations and the United Kingdom during the

The European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (ENPA) is conducting a survey to evaluate working conditions, training opportunities and career perspectives of postdoctoral researchers across Europe. Take the survey! It shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes.   Survey's link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfADM7q-ZhVpAJqv6X15Xzz8PnvaV9rWDA6k2ife59qHvd4qw/viewform

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Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

Ocean Life: open Speed-Counciling Science Clinique

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Web-site = https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/event/open-science-clinique-support-un-sdg14

In support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (#SDG14) "Life below water"The Ocean Conference in New York 5-9 July, and the upcoming EU Conference "Our Ocean", projects FOSTER+SeaCHANGECOLUMBUS and Marie Curie Alumni Association are running an Open Science Clinique of Speed-Counciling for young researchers.

WHY DOES THE CLINIQUE SUPPORT UN #SGD14 ?
The clinique focuses on how #OpenScience, #OceanLiteracy and #knowledgeexchange can boost impact of research and speed up solutions for #SocietalChallenges based on cutting edge research. Once way to achieve scale of concept, is to aspire to #OpenScience and #OceanLiteracy in every research grant that aims to contribute to #SDG14.

The Clinique will run 10am to 12pm each Friday between 28th July and 1 Sept. BOOK NOW!

WHO IS THE CLINIQUE FOR: 
young researchers seeking to apply Open Science, Ocean Literacy and Knowledge Transfer toward making their research grants (namely Marie Curie IF due 14 September) more competitive, and optimising the societal impact of their projects.

HOW WILL THE CONSULTATIONS PROCEED?
1: Book a 20 min slot below, and invite "ivo_grigorov, copenhagen" via your Skype account.
2: Be ready to present the full range of research outputs of your proposed idea in less than 3 min (no slides!!!)
3: We spend the rest 17 min looking for specific solutions.
We wont be able to fix everything, but hopefully you can get a start.

WHAT WILL ADVICE FOCUS ON?
a) Open Science as part of state of the art reproducible methodology
b) Open Science & Ocean Literacy as tools for outreach and IMPACT
c) Knowledge Transfer following COLUMBUS Project methodology

NO AVAILABLE SLOTS?
If all the slots are booked, feel free to contact Ivo Grigorov at ivgr@aqua.dtu.dk and request an additional Clinique in June/July (please use subject "Open Science Clinique request"). Follow-up session in July and August can be organised based on sufficient demand.

Alternatively, follow the FOSTER Open Science Calendar of events for webinars and local trainings coming up https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/events, or

Sit one of our e-learning courses here https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/courses

Good luck!

Date:
Friday, 28 July to Friday, 1 September, 2017, 10:00 - 00:00
Location City:
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International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences

International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences

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Dates: 28th August to 1st September 2017

Venue: Medical Faculty at TU Dresden, Germany

The neglected starting point: Learn how to identify the innovative potential within your own research.

The theory: Get to know the options that you have to bring your inventions to the market and generate money with it.

Practice! - Develop your idea or invention towards a real innovation with the help of experts.

It's all about money:  Gain knowledge on potential funding opportunities.

Expert talk: Get in touch with successful founders of life science companies and find out about the challenges they faced – and how they solved them.

Jump start:  Focus on your idea. Don't worry about finances. Accommodation, travel and workshop costs are covered for all selected participants.

Further information: info@summerschool-dresden.de

Date:
Monday, 28 August to Friday, 1 September, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
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EAA 2017

EAA 2017

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The European Association of Archeologists is the Association for all professional archaeologists of Europe and beyond. The EAA has had over 11 000 members on its database from 60 countries world-wide working in prehistory, classical, medieval and later archaeology. The EAA Communities help define important aspects of archaeological work through constant discussion and consultation with EAA membership at EAA annual conferences and EAA publications: the European Journal of Archaeology, Themes in Contemporary Archaeology monographs, and The European Archaeologists newsletter.

The EAA board, the municipality of Maastricht, the province of Limburg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are delighted to welcome you at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (August 30th – September 2nd, 2017) in the historic town of Maastricht. The conference venue, MECC, offers perfect facilities for professional contacts and meeting friends. To stimulate discussion and dialogue, the Maastricht meeting will allow for experimentation in the session formats. Join us at this year’s meeting in the heart of Europe!

Web-site = http://www.eaa2017maastricht.nl/en

Programme = http://www.eaa2017maastricht.nl/program-at-a-glance_1

Registration = http://www.eaa2017maastricht.nl/registration

 

 

Date:
Wednesday, 30 August to Saturday, 2 September, 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Location City:
Maastricht
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MARINCOMP International Sympoisum

MARINCOMP International Sympoisum

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The MARINCOMP FP7 MSCA Project will host an International Symposium on “Novel Composite Materials and Processes in Offshore Renewable Energy” on Friday 1st September 2017. The event will be hosted by the Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy (MaREI) at University College Cork, Ireland.

 

Speakers will include:

  • MARINCOMP Project Partners
  • Prof Ole Thybo Thomsen, University of Southampton
  • Prof Janice Barton, University of Southampton
  • Prof Dayakar Penumadu, University of Tennessee
  • Dr Peter Davies, IFREMER, Nantes
  • Dr Klaus Gleich, Johns Manville
  • Dr Jamie Goggins, NUI Galway
Date:
Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 10:00 - 18:00
Location City:
CORK
Ireland
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MEDICIS-Promed Specialised Training on Radioisotope Production

MEDICIS-Promed Specialised Training on Radioisotope Production

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MEDICIS-Promed is a European Commission funded MSCA Innovative Training Network on the production and use of radioisotopes for medical applications. Through this network, the project offers two annual events: one summer school and one training event, such as this one in Leuven.

Participation is compulsory to the MEDICIS-Promed ESR, and we are opening as many additional places for interested young researchers (master, PhD, young post-doc). This event also counts towards the obtention of the MEDICIS-Promed PhD Label.

This event can also be validated for two ECTS. A certificate of participation will be provided to participants. 

Dates: 4th to 8th September

Venue: Leuven, Belgium

Web-site: https://indico.cern.ch/event/650860/

Registration: https://indico.cern.ch/event/650860/registrations/36399/

Contact: cristina.ferrari@cern.ch

 

Date:
Monday, 4 September, 2017 to Friday, 8 September, 2017, 08:30 - 17:30
Location City:
Leuven
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MCAA hang-out in Gdańsk

MCAA hang-out in Gdańsk

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We warmly invite you to attend a social event for improving networking and communication between MCAA members. We gather in an informal atmosphere over drinks to chat about science and to get to know each other better.

The meeting will take place in the city centre of Gdańsk and is intended for local and visiting MCAA members, especially those arriving early for the 2nd Polish Chapter Meeting and the Bridging Science and Business Meeting (which take place on September 11-12th - see separate events in the calendar).

Please click here to register using the joint registration form for all three Gdańsk events (or use the link: https://goo.gl/forms/oiPz343CQKhFxtVR2)

We have also included a city tour for MCAA members arriving early in Gdańsk.

16:00 Walking City Tour with a guide

Meeting place: in front of Golden Gate in the Gdansk old city

For info contact Rohan @+48 691 557 109

19:00 MCAA Hang-out in a pub

Meeting Place: Pub Red Light,

Address: Ul. Piwna 28/31, Gdansk 80-831, Poland

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Organisers from the Polish Chapter

Date:
Sunday, 10 September, 2017 - 19:00 - 21:30
Location City:
Gdansk
Poland
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4th Prague Summer School: Advances in Drug Discovery

4th Prague Summer School: Advances in Drug Discovery

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DRUG discovery and DEVELOPMENT from basic research through pre-clinical to clinical phases

 

Following the opening course in 2014, and very successful courses in 2015 and 2016, registration is now open for the fourth Prague Summer School "Advances in Drug Discovery", focusing on the whole process from discovery to drug marketing. The Summer School is organised by the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (www.uct-prague.eu) and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, (www.uochb.cz).

As in 2016, the attendants are welcome to present their research in the form of a poster presentation.

The Summer School is intended mainly for PhD students and post-docs. Expert speakers from major international 'pharma' and 'biotech' companies, and academia will cover these broad areas:

  • Target discovery
  • General chemical approaches – medicinal chemistry
  • Structure and In-silico-based drug design
  • Lead structure characterisation
  • Precinical and clinical development
  • Principles and examples of commercial drug development cycles
  • Specific section devoted to personalised medicine and related diagnostics.

Program: http://www.praguesummerschool.cz/programme.php

Registration: http://www.praguesummerschool.cz/registration-online.php

Contact: http://www.praguesummerschool.cz/contact.php

Date:
Monday, 4 September, 2017 to Friday, 8 September, 2017, 11:00 - 14:00
Location City:
Prague
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Seminar on the Belgian taxation system - Leuven

Seminar on the Belgian taxation system - Leuven

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The MCAA BeNeLux chapter, together with ING Belgium, is organising an evening seminar on the Belgian taxation system for resident foreigners. Topics will include: your tax status; buying real estate; your pension; investments; starting your own business. The speaker is Dave Deruytter, Head of Expatriates and Non-residents at ING Belgium. Dave has been active in international banking for over 25 years, and has been an expatriate himself three times. Since the year 2000 he has been in charge of the Expatriates and non-residents’ activity of ING Belgium, improving its efficiency and expertise year by year.

Target audience: PhD and post-doc students

Date: 7th September 2017, 17h30 – 21h00

Venue: ING Belgium, Bondgenotenlaan 31, 3000 Leuven

Programme:

17h30 Registration and welcome drinks

18h00 Start of the presentation

19h00 Q&A

19h30 Drinks and networking

Attendance: Free of charge, registration required (*KU Leuven no-show policy rules apply)

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XTdIp9bb_EQD-3Yie38LQS75xIe0EYweQju0ljM3vpg/edit

Deadline for registering: 3rd September 2017

For any questions, please contact: bala.attili@kuleuven.be or ritasofia.garciaribeiro@kuleuven.be

 

Date:
Thursday, 7 September, 2017 - 17:30 - 21:00
Location City:
Leuven
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Bridging Science and Business Workshop

Bridging Science and Business Workshop

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 Dear MCAA Members,

The BSB working group cordially invites you to a two-day training and networking event in Gdańsk. We will offer you the opportunity to join workshops on patenting, starting spin-offs and start ups, grant application, innovative thinking, and design. Also, you will hear the talks from distinguished professionals, academics, and consultants on the commercialization of their research, patenting of ideas and their experience with research in business and academia.

This event is organized back-to-back with the 2nd Polish Chapter Meeting in the beautiful port city of Gdansk. So you have the exciting opportunity to attend both meetings, which are open and free for all MCAA members.

Please click here to register using Google Forms (or use the link: https://goo.gl/forms/oiPz343CQKhFxtVR2). We would appreciate if all of you who are planning to join us would register as soon as possible so that we can apply for more funding if the number of participants exceeds our expectations. The deadline for the BSB grant applications is 13.08.2017. The registration is also open to non-members of MCAA, so spread the word to fellow colleagues and interested!

Please, see the preliminary meeting schedule below. We will update the schedule shortly. Additionally, you will receive updates about the schedule and the suggestions for the travel and accommodation on the email provided during the registration.

 

Sunday, September 10th (Day 0)

19:00 MCAA Hang-out meeting in a pub in Gdańsk city center - for early arrivals  

 

Monday, September 11th (Day 1)

09:30 - 13:00: The 2nd Polish Chapter Meeting (please see the separate event)

13:00 - 14:00: workshop (patent law, business)

14:00 - 14:30: coffee break with networking

14:30 - 15:30: workshops (innovation, starting up startups, business)

15:30 - 16:00: coffee break with networking

16:00 - 18:00: workshops (patent law, grant applications)

19:30: networking dinner

 

Tuesday, September 12th (Day 2) Bridging Science and Business Meeting 08:30 - 10:00: workshop (design thinking)

10:00 -10:30: coffee break with networking

10:30 - 12:00: design thinking

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 15:00: presentations for companies, business on innovation

15:00 - 15:30: coffee break with networking

15:30 - 17:00: presentations from scientists, about their experience with patents and companies

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your BSB working group

Date:
Monday, 11 September, 2017 to Tuesday, 12 September, 2017, 14:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Gdansk
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Advances in Boronic Organic Chemistry - AdBOC 2017

Advances in Boronic Organic Chemistry - AdBOC 2017

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The symposium on Advances in Boronic Organic Chemistry - AdBOC 2017 is organised as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network CoSSHNet (Complementary Synthetic Strategies toward Heterocyclic Boronates) and will be held in Sheffield (UK) on the 15th of September 2017. The event covers the latest advances in boronic organic chemistry, and their use in chemistry. This one-day conference will feature both academic and industrial speakers, as well as presentations from the Early Stage Researchers.

Programme: https://cosshnet.wixsite.com/adboc2017/programme

Speakers: https://cosshnet.wixsite.com/adboc2017/speakers

Registration (free) & Abstracts: https://cosshnet.wixsite.com/adboc2017/registration-abstracts

Contact: https://cosshnet.wixsite.com/adboc2017/contact

 

Date:
Friday, 15 September, 2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Sheffield (UK)
United Kingdom
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2nd Polish Chapter Meeting

2nd Polish Chapter Meeting

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Dear MCAA Members,
We invite you to the 2nd Polish Chapter Meeting in Gdańsk, the main event of 2017 for our new Polish Chapter.

Please click here to register using Google Forms (or use the link: https://goo.gl/forms/oiPz343CQKhFxtVR2)

The meeting is organized back-to-back with the first event of the MCAA WG Bridging Science and Business, so that you have the exciting opportunity to attend both meetings, which are open and free for all MCAA members.

 

Sunday, September 10th (Day 0) - for early arrivals

16:00 Walking city tour with a guide

19:00 MCAA Hang-out meeting at Pub Red Light

For details please see the separate event.

 

Monday, September 11th (Day 1)
The 2nd Polish Chapter Meeting

  9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome
10:10 - 10:40 Report on past activities
10:40 - 11:00 Future planned activities
11:00 - 11:30 Discussion on Polish Chapter plans, activities and structure
11:30 - 12:00 Election of Polish Chapter Chair – voting and discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Chapter lunch

 
Monday, September 11th - September 12th (Day 1 and Day 2)
Bridging Science and Business Meeting (please see the separate event)  

Tips on travel and accomodation are available here:

bsbmeeting_gdansk_info_1.1.pdf

We would appreciate if all of you who are planning to join us would register as soon as possible, so that we can apply for more funding if the number of participants exceeds our expectations.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Maria Górna and Rohan Soman

Date:
Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 10:00 - 13:00
Location City:
Gdansk
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National Postdoc Meeting: Postdocs, Policy and the Future

National Postdoc Meeting: Postdocs, Policy and the Future

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TNational Postdoc Meeting will be hosted hosted by the Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) Society and the University of Cambridge. The meeting aims to bring together representatives from research staff associations (RSAs) from around the UK and all interested postdocs.

The meeting will give postdocs from all different disciplines and research institutions in the UK a chance to meet and network with each other and with invited guests and speakers from the academic and research policy world. Additionally the meeting will fall during what is known in the US as the Postdoc Appreciation Week which will be celebrated!

The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss how UK universities live up to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers and input into the on-going review of the Concordat. 

The meeting will be one full day from lunch on Tuesday 19th September to lunch on Wednesday 20th September, will include workshops and talks from invited speakers, and will be directly followed by a panel discussion of representatives from research funders and policy institutions. In the evening of 19th September there will be a formal dinner for all participants at Peterhouse, the oldest of the Cambridge Colleges.

The National Postdoc Meeting will be the inaugural event to be held in the Postdoc Centre at Eddington in North West Cambridge. This is the third space dedicated to postdocs in Cambridge and the first to be built especially for that purpose.

Date:
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 to Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
Location City:
Cambridge
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EURAXESS North America: European Research Day 2017

EURAXESS North America: European Research Day 2017

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Date: 2017-09-21, 08h30 to 19h00

Venue: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 20001 Washington DC

Web-site: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/worldwide/north-america/european-research-day-2017-presented-euraxess-north-america-discovery

Registration: https://europeanresearchday2017.splashthat.com/?preview

Contact: (202) 349-1103/4 or northamerica@euraxess.net

The European Research Day (ERD) is an event where European researchers outside of Europe meet, discuss and exchange concepts about their research projects, professional and personal experience in their respective diasporas, and overall career path. It also presents a unique networking opportunity through which they can meet researchers from their current regions to advance in their careers and explore opportunities to collaborate.

This one-day event will celebrate and promote Europe as a hub for research and innovation through strategic interdisciplinary training workshops. The event will be open to all European Scientific Diasporas in North America, as well as current and/or previous American/Canadian researchers who have benefited from European research grants to further their careers (namely MSCA and ERC fellows), representatives from European Embassies, US/Canadian universities, industry and partners of DISCOVERY - a H2020 project promoting EU-North America dialogue on ICT policy, cybersecurity and funding mechanisms for transatlantic collaboration in research and innovation.

Capacity is very limited. If your desired session is full, please e-mail us at northamerica@euraxess.net with subject ERD17, and the sessions of interest so that we may add you to the respective waiting lists. 

Date:
Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 08:30 - 19:00
Location City:
Washington DC
United States
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2017 PhD Day Groningen, the Netherlands

2017 PhD Day Groningen, the Netherlands

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Call for micro grants of up to €200 to attend the PhD Day Groningen on September 22. Please apply for receiving a micro grant at https://goo.gl/forms/1CVdiepQNqqEzPA42. The deadline for sending your application is September 8. For any queries, e-mail me at pavlo.bazilinskyy@gmail.com.

Do not forget to also register at https://phd-day.nl/registration/. More information about the event:

The PhD Day Groningen is BACK and will be BIGGER than ever! If you are a PhD student, PostDoc and/or BeNeLux Chapter member and want to broaden your perspectives on research and career, make sure you do not miss the event of the year – mark your calendar for Friday 22 September, and join us, and hundreds of fellow PhDs, at De Oosterpoort in Groningen!

The event will be running under the theme ‘Your Talent Matters!’, and will offer a wide range of presentations and workshops to attend, all of which are carefully designed to help you plan your future. We also want to offer you the invaluable chance to network, and build relationships, across institutions, and disciplines, and meet your fellow Chapter members. Join us for a lovely BeNeLux brunch on the 23rd  September, in order to share experiences, and ideas, about activities that would further improve Chapter activities!

If you still need convincing to buy that ticket to Groningen, see our first confirmed speakers! We are honoured and excited to have, as our keynote speaker, Nobel prize winner Prof. Dr. Ben Feringa, along with RUG Lecturer of the Year Dr. Malvina Nissim, co-founder and CEO of Artificial Intelligence software company birds.ai, Camiel Verschoor, philosopher, Dr. Menno de Bree, and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Molema, representing the Talent Development program of RuG.

Spread the word to your fellow PhDs, and sign up via www.phd-day.nl.

As a Chapter member, you can apply for a micro-grant to cover your travel and registration costs!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN, hurry up and secure your seat; first come, first served!

Follow us via: https://www.facebook.com/RugPhDDay/

Date:
Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 08:30 - 19:30
Location City:
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Falling Walls Lab – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Falling Walls Lab – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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"Falling Walls Lab" on the 25th of September 2017 in Brussels for on-going MSCA researchers in the context of the European Researchers' Night 2017 to promote breakthrough scientific projects.

 

What is the 'Falling Walls Lab'?

The 'Falling Walls Lab-– Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions' is a science contest to showcase the most promising scientific projects. On-going MSCA researchers have the opportunity to present in a three minutes pitch their research to a distinguished jury representing science and business organisations. All scientific disciplines are eligible and contestants are selected based on an open call. The winner of 'Falling Walls Lab–Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions' will be invited to the Finale in Berlin in November 2017 where 100 promising researchers from around the world will compete to present their projects. The three winners of the Finale in Berlin are awarded the title of "Young Innovator of the year", receive a cash prize and get the opportunity to give their talk on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017 in front of 600 guests.

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Monday, 25 September, 2017 - 13:15 - 19:00
Location City:
Brussels
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Science is wonder-ful! European Researchers' Night

Science is wonder-ful! European Researchers' Night

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The European Researchers' Nights are events dedicated to popular science and fun learning. They are a unique opportunity to meet researchers, talk to them, and find out what they really do for society, in interactive and engaging ways. The European Researchers' Night takes place every year all over Europe and in neighbouring countries the last Friday of September. In Brussels, the European Researchers' Night will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of September at the Parlamentarium.

Registration = https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie/files/science-is-wonder-ful-form_en.pdf

 

Date:
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 to Wednesday, 27 September, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Brussels
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Writing for publication training at the Central European University in Budapest

Writing for publication training at the Central European University in Budapest

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Aim: This short, 6-session course, intends to visit the research article, considering issues before writing and how these elements are then reflected in actual published research articles in your disciplines. You will be asked to apply these considerations to your own proposed writing and research articles.

Materials: You need to select a journal article/s of your choice that you consider being well written and which is relevant to your research. You will also need to bring any writing related to the research you are doing currently, or maybe a recently finished paper. Essentially, something you can reflect on after discussions in class on the themes below.

Outcome: You will be more aware of the expectations that research publication demands and will be able to identify more precisely how writers approach and deal with those expectations.

Course outline

  1. Directing Your Research: We look at issues concerned with ‘Contrastive Rhetoric’, how other languages and English approaches to academic writing differ, the characteristics of ‘Good’ research and what readers are looking for in journal articles. We will discuss why papers are rejected by journals, considerations in targeting a journal etc. and looking for what journals want as expressed in journal guidelines to writers etc.
  2. Introductions to Research Articles: We analyze the structure/s of the introduction to journal articles, discuss readers’ expectations, and look at how contribution and originality is identified, and justified and what that involves, and how disciplines differ within their approaches to ‘Introductions’.
  3. Literature Reviews: We discuss the effective use of sources, and why we use them, how to make one’s own opinion heard, reviewing the literature and its purposes, differences between disciplines and issues involved with citing and referencing.
  4. Macro and Micro-level Argumentation: We discuss argumentation, structuring a paper, presenting and highlighting ones argument within a paper, metadiscourse – and the importance of making the text reader-friendly.
  5. Concluding: We consider the characteristics of the conclusion, structuring it, and its overlap with other parts of the article. We will also focus on writing abstracts (journal article and conference abstracts and their differences), and dealing with other issues that arose during the 5 sessions thus far.
  6. Peer Review: This session will give you the chance to become clearer about your peers’ proposed research. This session gives you the chance to discuss the strengths and weaknesses in others’ work, and to talk about how you plan to overcome any concerns identified by your readers with regard to your proposed research.

Trainer:

Robin Bellers has been teaching academic writing for graduate students at CEU since 1999, and also taught undergraduate academic writing at Corvinus University, Budapest, until 2013. Prior to coming to Budapest, he lived and worked in Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, and Colombia. At CEU Robin works with the Public Policy, Legal Studies, IRES and History departments. He has also been working with Legal Studies PhD students. Robin has delivered outreach courses on academic writing for masters, PhD students or professional researchers at various institutions such as the Hungarian Central Bank, and Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in other countries such as Lithuania, Estonia, Holland, and training for junior faculty and PhD students in Russia and FR of Yugoslavia. His interests, apart from academic writing, is teacher training. His hobbies include sports and games of all types but he now has two young children and that keeps him busy!

Price includes:

  • 2-day training
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch on both days
  • Thursday night dinner in downtown Budapest

For this course the minumum attandence requirement is 10 participants! Below 10 registered participants the course will be cancelled, and all registered participants will receive a full refund.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-for-publication-training-tickets-35476595452

Date:
Thursday, 28 September, 2017 to Friday, 29 September, 2017, 21:00 - 17:00
Location City:
Budapest
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MCA3C: Sciencepreneurship: Research is done. What’s next?

MCA3C: Sciencepreneurship: Research is done. What’s next?

Mostafa Moonir Shawrav's picture

Marie Curie Alumni Association Austrian Chapter (MCA3C) is pleased to announce the collaboration with Innovation Incubation Center (i²c), TU Wien. We are jointly organizing the seminar on "sciencepreneurship". This seminar is free of cost and open to all current Marie Curie fellows/Alumni and any researchers working at TU Wien. If you would like to join the seminar, please register using the google form.

Sciencepreneurship: research is done. What’s next?

Do you want to become a sciencepreneur? What does this mean? From traditional to new career paths in the academic world. This workshop will provide basics on how to bring research results and innovative ideas from the lab to the market by shedding a light onto the support you can receive not only recognizing the potential of your innovative research result but also with bringing it to the market. This introductory session will provide an overview of the support (content, services, funding) offered in the Austrian ecosystem and will walk you through the process of academic spin-out on the example of TU Wien.

Date: September 26th, 2017
Time:3pm – 6pm
Venue: Zemaneksaal, Favoritenstraße 9-11, 1040 Vienna

Tentative agenda:
- Welcome & Intro to MCAA / MCAA Austrian Chapter: Mostafa Moonir Shawrav
- Research Commercialisation at TUW
       Brigit Hofreiter  (i²c)
       Tanja Sovic-Gasser (TTO)
- Austrian Economy/Startup (Support) Ecosystem
        Birgit Reiter-Braunwieser (Austrian Business Agency-ABA)
        Markus Raunig (Austrian Startups)

Networking with beverages & snacks

If you need more information, please write to mostafa.shawrav@tuwien.ac.at

Date:
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 - 15:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Vienna
Austria
26/09/2017 - 15:00 - 18:00
 
 
First MCAA BRAZIL-EUROPE Workshop (BREUW)

First MCAA BRAZIL-EUROPE Workshop (BREUW)

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The MCAA Brazil Chapter is organising, at the end of September (27 to 29), the "First MCAA BRAZIL-EUROPE Workshop (BREUW): Building a sustainable future based in cooperative science, technology and education", to be held in São Luís-MA, Brazil.

The event web-site is now live = https://www.mcaaworkshop.org/ - registration and abstract submission will start soon.

Date:
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 to Friday, 29 September, 2017, 08:00 - 19:00
Location City:
São Luís
Brazil
 
 
 
International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

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VIBes in Biosciences International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

Logo VibesThe VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology.

We offer 50 travel grants in order to encourage international PhD students to attend. For the first 100 students that register, there is a free beer tasting event in the local Gruut brewery! Join us for VIBes 2017 and enjoy this historical picturesque city with other science lovers! 

Watch the promotional video for this edition here: VIBes17

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If you are interested in the event and want receive e-mail alerts, please click here

Registration : https://vibconferences.be/event/vibes-in-biosciences

 

Registration fees

Early Bird before July1stLate Bird after July1st

 

Seminar

Seminar + workshop

Seminar

Seminar + workshop

VIB students

95€

125€

120€

150€

Non-VIB students*

95€

125€

120€

150€

50 selected international student

0€

0€

0€

0€

*VAT not included

Date:
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 to Friday, 29 September, 2017, 10:30 - 17:30
Location City:
Ghent
Belgium
 
 
 
 
MCAA Chapter Argentina - First general assembly

MCAA Chapter Argentina - First general assembly

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MCAA Chapter Argentina primera reunion 28 septiembre 2017

 

Este año haremos finalmente la primera reunión (presencial) del chapter argentino de MCAA.

Se realizara el día jueves 28 de septiembre en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, en la sede del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Godoy Cruz 2320.

A pesar de que la organizaremos desde el interior del país, nos pareció mas fácil desde el punto de vista del traslado realizarlo en BsAs.

Y gracias a la buena predisposición de Maria Alejandra Davidziuk, conseguí una sala en el ministerio.

Ademas de la reunion entre nosotros, ya coordine una reunion con la gente del ministerio.

Les pido que por favor respondan indicando su intención de asistir (o no), de manera de poder ir organizando la reunion.En la tabla que esta compartida via Google Drive (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TXot94ovYhGXQKwkl2Hu5DJ4pRhUynbui4KthP-f8vM/edit?usp=sharing) agrege una columna para que lo indiquen.

Tengan en cuenta que ya hay algunos fondos disponibles para solventar gastos de traslado y se puede solicitar algunos micro-grant para viajes (https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/micro-grants).

Recuerden, que existen estas comisiones de trabajo:. 

Comunicación (interna y externa como mails y redes sociales) 

Eventos (organización de reuniones, charlas, talleres, etc)

Financiamiento (pedidos extras de fondos y manejo de los fondos), 

Proyectos (pensar que podríamos hacer con el Chapter, redefinir misión, estrategia, objetivos, tipo de actividades).

 

Esperamos contar con la presencia de todos los MCAA de Argentina.

 

Saludos desde Rosario.

 

Pablo E. Tomatis

tomatisp@gmail.com

Date:
Thursday, 28 September, 2017 - 11:00 - 15:00
Location City:
Buenos Aires
Argentina
28/09/2017 - 11:00 - 15:00
 
 
ReFocuS Researchers’ Night, 2017-09-29, in seven Serbian cities

ReFocuS Researchers’ Night, 2017-09-29, in seven Serbian cities

Simon Robinson's picture

ReFocuS. Researchers’ Night is a free event, supported by the European Commission as the part of the Horizon 2020 program, part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, and thus a program designed to boost European research careers. The event is going to take place on 29th September 2017 in seven cities throughout Serbia: Belgrade, Niš, Pirot, Kragujevac, Požarevac, Petnica and Inđija. The Institute for biological research “Siniša Stanković” (IBISS) coordinates the ReFocuS project, together with its project partners: Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Niš, the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute Kragujevac, and Center for the Promotion of science Belgrade.

The aim of ReFocuS is to extensively improve the public attention to science, and its importance for society and well-being by bringing back the focus of the general public to researchers, and the results of their studies. Inspired by the current situation in Europe concerning migration, we aim to ReFocuS public attention on the modern EU concept of: (i) mobility of researchers and ideas, as a basis for economy and social prosperity, and on the transdisciplinarity of research, as the essential concept of contemporary research and communication.

One of the obligatory activities for the last Friday in September is Euro corner. In Euro corner, we are planning presentations of different exchange programs for students, and short- and long-term programs for researchers, by means of brochures, discussions and networking with MSC fellows. For that reason we will be more than happy if you would agree to present your MSC project , show to the general public how interesting and applicable science is, and how your project will contribute to the future. We also want to promote MSC fellows as role models for the school kids, and motivate them to embrace research as a carrier choice.

Your ideas and suggestions are more than welcome. The contact person is Vladimir Jovanović, PhD - so feel free to contact him at vladimir.jovanovic@ibiss.bg.ac.rs

See also: http://ec.europa.eu/research/researchersnight/events_en.htm and http://www.nocistrazivaca.rs/

Date:
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Saturday, 30 September, 2017, 12:30 - 20:30
Location City:
Belgrade
Niš
Pirot
Kragujevac
Požarevac
Petnica and Inđija
Serbia
 
 
MCA3C: European Researchers Night: Austrian Chapter presents Life of Marie Curie

MCA3C: European Researchers Night: Austrian Chapter presents Life of Marie Curie

Mostafa Moonir Shawrav's picture

MCAA Austrian Chapter would like to invite you to join the European Researchers Night Vienna program. We will have a booth and poster at the EU corner. We will present the Marie Sklodowska Curie as the first woman to win a Nobel prize and presents the her early life, her discoveries and her final days as well as her legacy. We will describe the story of her life and demonstrates how she became one of the great scientists of all the human history.

There will be special quiz for the participant and they can also earn a gift by participating in the quiz.

For more information, please visit the event page

Date:
Friday, 29 September, 2017 to Saturday, 30 September, 2017, 15:00 - 00:00
Location City:
Vienna
Austria
 
 
MCA3C: Visit to MedAustron - Synchroton Accelerator

MCA3C: Visit to MedAustron - Synchroton Accelerator

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Visit to MedAustron

MCAA Austrian Chapter would happy to announce a collaboration with IEEE  Young Professionals Austria. On behalf of both organizations, I am pleased to invite you to a tour of the synchrotron accelerator MedAustron. It is the world's sixth cancer treatment center which has the a synchrotron accelerator. Unlike conventional radiation approaches the depth of penetration of the administered radiation in the body can be precisely controlled in ion therapy

When where?

  • 29 September, 2017 Fri from 18h to 20: 30h.
  • MedAustron EBG, Marie Curie-Strasse 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt . Meet at the main entrance.
  • From Vienna MedAustron is accessible by train. RJ 77 to Wiener Neustadt HBF leaves at 16:58 Vienna HBF or 17:05 Vienna Meidling.

Conditions of participation

Participation is free. Please note that no travel reimbursement will be provided for the event. To participate you must register via e-mail: simon.waid@ieee.org. Deadline: September 22. Participation is limited to 40 people.

The visit takes place largely in the radiation area of ​​MedAustron. Access is permitted only to persons who meet the following requirements:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Not pregnant
  • Not breastfeeding
  • No pacemakers
Date:
Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location City:
Wiener Neustadt
Austria
29/09/2017 - 18:00 - 20:30