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

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

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!

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 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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