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Paolo Macchiarini couldn’t just be a simple, good scientist

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At the beginning, I followed Dr. Macchiarini misadventures with a distant, respectful eye. I intimately sympathised for a surgeon who traveled the world, who is framed by The Lancet as a great doctor, and who left Italy cursing out its corrupted academic system. Everything he…

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“Get the Cash and Run” – Researchers in Italy must act ahead of Government

Saying something new on the looming landscape of medical research in Italy isn’t trivial thing. It requires astuteness, stomach, and a fair degree of imagination. Today, I will try to pull all of this out of the hat as panelist of a conference…

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How to make good University an excellent University

I have been off to Bologna last weekend for ReUniOn, the first international meeting of University of Bologna’s ex-alumni. For three days, the historical city centre witnessed an invasion of 20.000 people, of all ages and genders, wearing badges with the colour…

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MOOCs disappointment: pay 49$ to get certified

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I am under the impression that paying 49$ to Coursera to receive a “verified certificate” for attending one of their course fails the whole spirit of MOOCs. I began the “Mathematical Biostatistic Bootcamp” online course organised by John Hopkins Universities in…

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I failed my EMBO Fellowship. And I feel the power!

Like other 800 PostDocs in Europe, last August I pressed the “submission” button for my first Fellowship to the European Molecular Biology Organisation. Although I was selected for an interview in Germany, on December 5th my name was not on the list of…

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Grantsmanship: the wrong expectations

As my first experience as PostDoc begins in London, I already had the possibility to write my first couple of Grant proposals. It was a very instructive experience in my scientific career, particularly because my expectation of what a Grant application looks…

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How to get the Post-Doc of your dreams and survive to tell

I thought that sharing my experience during the search for a Post-Doc would be useful to some fellows. I promise myself I would tell my story. I realized I wanted to move on from my PhD’s topic during the last years of…

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Acknowledgments

The first conversation I remember I had with you, Gio, was at Chicago 75, when I said: “I am looking for a flat”, and you replied: “oh, I’m also looking for a flat”. Let’s look together! That was the beginning of…

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3…2…1: FameLab is in the house!

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The countdown is over. Last friday, December 6th, FameLab was introduced to Sweden. FameLab is the science communication competition where brave and passionate nerds attempt to convey a complex scientific message in three minutes. Any trick is allowed, even gigantic glasses. The competition was created…

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FameLab comes to Sweden – we look for ORGANIZERS

FameLab in Sweden?

FameLab is a brilliant and fresh popular communication event, where enthusiasts deliver a scientific message in 3 minutes, without slide. Since 2005, where the format arrived at Cheltenham Science Festival, the contest has spread all over the world. But not…

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