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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WHO to support OpenAccess to Clinical Trials Data

Dear Friends Here is an excellent development in AllTrials, the international campaign that aims to transform the way scientists, universities and industries perform clinical trials. The campaign has operated for 2 years to make the world aware of the problem in data transparency…

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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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Small RNA molecules identify T-helper cells and point to a new allergy treatment

I haven’t written a post in a long, long while. Wired feelings being back at the keyboard. As most of you know I have been recently experienced a number of changes, including moving into a new country and starting a new line of…

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AllTrials Goes Viral with a Video Campaign

Following the crowdfunding campaign lunched at the end of last year, the OpenAccess movement AllTrial wants to get viral with a video that shows the bad side of medical research: the “publication bias”. AllTrial is a no-profit organization which tries to sensitize the public,…

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FameLab: the Italian Final – preview

And here I am again: at the final of FameLab Italy! But this year I will have the privilege to sit on a very special chair: as judger. Tonight I’ll have the duty to elect the third Italian Champion of…

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Job opportunity as “Educational Leader” at Karolinska

I am happy to re-post this job offer from the Center for Gender Medicine, a rising network of Karolinska Institutet that focus on the health and science that account for gender bias. Deadline is March 12th. Open position for Educational…

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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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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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