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International PostDoc Symposium. Match. Chat. Connect.

International PostDoc Symposium. Match. Chat. Connect.



Thursday, 26 March

08:00-08:45    Registration

08:45-09:00    Welcome by the organizers (Postdocs organizer committee)

09:00-09:45    Kenyote speaker: EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: "Dissecting gene regulatory mechanisms by time-resolved RNA sequencing". Stefan AMERES, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, AT

Session 1 - “Mechanisms of Gene Regulation"

09:45-10:45   Three selected short talks

10:45-11:15    Coffee Break

Session 2 - “Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control during Development"

11:15-12:55    Five selected short talks

12:55-14:00    Lunch Break

14:00-15:00    Speed Scientific Dating: Swipe Right!

15:00-17:00    Workshops: #Skills Development

  • Success through communication. "How to communicate and network impactfully through social media". Speaker: Amani SAID (founder of Success Beyond The Lab, career coach and trainer). 
  • Reproducibility in Science. Speaker: Estefania MANCINI (CRG Postdoc fellow and eLife ambassador) and Patricia RESA-INFANTE (Postdoc fellow at IrsiCaixa and eLife ambassador). 
  • Peer Review. Speaker: Gautam DEY (ambassador for the global nonprofit ASAPbio and founding member of preLights).

17:00-18:30    Coffee Break 

17:00-18:30    Poster session 1

19:00 - open   Cook-out party. Match.Chat.Cook.


Friday, 27 March

09:00-09:45   Kenyote speaker:  EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: "How infection history shapes diseases susceptibility". Nicole JOLLER, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Zurich, CH

Session 3 - “Regulation of Gene Expression in Physiology and Disease"

09:45-10:45    Three selected short talks

10:45-11:15    Coffee Break

Session 4 - “Cellular and Molecular Biology of our Immune System"

11:15-12:55    Five selected short talks

12:55-14:00    Lunch Break

14:00-16:00    Panel discussion: #Career Development

  • Transition from PostDoc to Independent Scientist.  Moderators: Stefan AMERES (IMB, Vienna), Nicole JOLLER (UZH, Zurich), Eva NOVOA (CRG, Barcelona).  
  • Transition from Post-Doc to Industry. Moderators: Aliaksei HOLIK (Bioinformatics Consultant at Clarivate Analytics), Yacine KHARRAZ (Technical Application Specialist), Francesco SOTTILE (Scientific Coordinator at Biomimetic), Ilda THEKA (Strategy and M&A Analyst at Alira Health).

16:00-16:30    Coffee Break 

16:30-17:30    Poster session 2

17:30 - open   Farewell dinner*


Saturday, 28 March

Outdoor and social activity