Archive for science communication

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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Nature Magazine sings the praises of non-existing cure

In its recent Outlook on Cancer Immunotherapy, the respectable journal Nature features an article that talks about MBVax, a Vancouver-based company that “produces cancer vaccine for compassionate use to countries where government regulators allowed its importation and use”. Mmmh… MBVax does not…

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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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Hall of FameLab – September 27th: awesome science brought up to you by a bunch of nerds

It’s official! Next Friday, September 27th, I will be giving a popular science talk at the Natural History Museum in London. The occasion is Hall of FameLab, a gathering of skilled science communicators from all over Europe ready to amaze the…

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KI Cancer Retreat – Open call for students oral presentations

The Bench to Bed group of Karolinska Institutet (an interdisciplinary group of inspiring people interested to create more meaningful research) is proud to announce that also this year will take part at KI Cancer Retreat on September 30th-October 1st. Conference organizers has explicitly…

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Get PhD students into Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings: #BtoB project part II

The mission of Bench to Bed (BtoB) continues. We are a group of motivated medical/nursing students/medical science, designers and professors gathered to pinpoint where Karolinska Institutet should get better on to promote interdisciplinary research. Last year, a couple of great experience designers,…

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Italian politicians should talk like PhD students

This weekend, italians will vote to renovate the national Parliament that will rein the country for the next 5 years. Foreseeing the possibility to attract politicians attention on the matters of science, a bunch of respectful geeks created a group named “Dibattito Scienza” (Science Debate) to address few…

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the BtoB Group kicks asses at Karolinska Institute Cancer Retreat 2012

The Karolinska Institute (KI) Cancer Retreat is an annual meeting for researchers who focuses on the problem of cancer. Usually, molecular biologists drive the event, due to the growing power that this type of research have had within the field of…

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MIT’s got Talent: undergrad laboratory course becomes a reality show

In the year 2012, make science LAUD has seemed to become the mission of a number of institutes, organizations and governments. Examples? Crowd-funding, where scientists ask directly to people to support their research because is so COOL (and important), counts hundreds…

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