Research

Awarded fellowships

iCARE-2 fellows whose fellowship has already started are listed below.

Carrer Alessandro

Fondazione Ricerca Biomedica Avanzata ONLUS
Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Italy

“Metabolically-regulated epigenetic landscape in pancreatic cancer initiation”

Fellowship type: Reintegration

Year awarded: 2018

Cortesi Filippo

Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

“Unravel tumor-specific iNKT cell plasticity: from underlying mechanisms to targets”

Fellowship type: Outgoing

Year awarded: 2018

Green Brenda

IFOM - Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare, Italy

“Endocytic control of jamming transition: an alternative gateway to cell migration and invasion”

Fellowship type: Incoming

Year awarded: 2018

Manzo Stefano Giustino

Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker lnstituut, Netherlands

“Twisting the boundaries: Role of Topoisomerase1 at the nuclear lamina”

Fellowship type: Outgoing

Year awarded: 2018

Quatrini Linda

Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Italy

“Regulation of Natural Killer cell anti-tumor function by glucocorticoids”

Fellowship type: Reintegration

Year awarded: 2018

Serra Maria

Istituto di Candiolo - Fondazione del Piemonte per l'Oncologia
(FPO) - I.R.C.C.S., Italy

“The role of metabolic reprogramming in driving colorectal carcinoma by regulating stemness and tumorigenesis”

Fellowship type: Incoming

Year awarded: 2018

Tirinato Luca

Universitá degli Studi "Magna Græcia" di Catanzaro, Italy

“Nanotechnological-based approach for unraveling Lipid Droplet role in Colon Cancer Stem Cells”

Fellowship type: Reintegration

Year awarded: 2018

Conway Eric

Istituto Europeo di Oncologia I.R.C.C.S. S.r.l, Italy

“Uncovering the Mode of Action of PRC2 mutations in T-ALL Development and Resistance to Targeted Therapy”

Fellowship type: Incoming

Year awarded: 2018

Desideri Enrico

Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

“Role of Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

Fellowship type: Reintegration

Year awarded: 2018

Massara Matteo

University of Lausanne

“Elucidating the education and function of recruited macrophages and resident microglia in brain metastasis”

Fellowship type: Outgoing

Year awarded: 2018

Pseftogas Athanasios

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy

“Investigation of the role of Cyld tumor supressor in marginal zone B-cell lymphoma”

Fellowship type: Incoming

Year awarded: 2018

Reis Joana

Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

“Drug discovery against carcinogenesis: Design of selective NADPH oxidase inhibitors involved in ROS signalling”

Fellowship type: Incoming

Year awarded: 2018

Scelfo Andrea

Institut Curie, France

“Elucidating the role of centromere dysfunction in the onset of genomic instability and cell transformation”

Fellowship type: Outgoing

Year awarded: 2018

Techer Hervé

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

“DNA replication stress and inflammation in cancers – focus on SAMHD1 and TREX1”

Fellowship type: Outgoing

Year awarded: 2018

Transferable skills

As highlighted in the European Charter of Researchers training in non-research oriented skills is essential to develop abilities that make researchers more valuable in the job market, expanding their career opportunities also in non-academic sectors.
Transferable skills include science communication, grant writing, Intellectual Property Rights, entrepreneurship, leadership, research integrity, and many more.

Within iCARE-2 program a dedicated budget (€ 1800/year) is transferred to the Hosting Institution and must be used for meetings and/or training events.

Publicly available training events on transferable skills as well as relevant tools will be advertised in this page: check it regularly!

Events

EMBO Laboratory Management Course: Laboratory Leadership for Postdocs


Date: 8–11 April 2019 and other dates available
Host/Organizer: EMBO
Location: Leimen - Germany (near Heidelberg)

The aim of this 3-day course is to explore with attendees their own approach to leadership – and the approaches of the other participants - and use this insight to define for each individual how they want to lead and manage their research groups or other teams. The course also provides insight into how teams work best together and how to identify and resolve barriers to the efficient operation of teams. Throughout the course, the trainers provide tools, techniques and insight tailored specifically to the laboratory/research setting for the management of teams, good communication, healthy resolution of conflict and the management of workloads and responsibilities.

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EMBO Laboratory Management Course: Project Management for Scientists


Date: 13–15 May 2019 and other dates available
Host/Organizer: EMBO
Location: Leimen - Germany (near Heidelberg)

The successful management of research projects is key to success in science. This course introduces key concepts in project management, both for planning and managing work, and for working effectively with people (including with yourself).

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EMBO Laboratory Management Course: Negotiation for Scientists


Date: 29–31 May 2019 and other dates available
Host/Organizer: EMBO
Location: Leimen - Germany (near Heidelberg)

This workshop focuses on negotiation. Participants will gain an understanding and mastery of the negotiation process, which will support them in reaching their professional as well as private goals, and in building lasting partnerships.

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Summer School on Humanities for Life Sciences


Date: 10-13/06/2019
Host/Organizer: Università di Pistoia e Italian Federation of Life Sciences - FISV; Giovanni Boniolo tra gli organizzatori
Location: Pistoia

This school has the goal of introducing biomedical students and post-docs to the concepts of ethics, epistemology, methodology, and philosophy of science, through an intensive high-level training.

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Creative Problem Solving for Scientists - Creative Facilitation Workshop


Date: 09-11/09/2019
Host/Organizer: EMBO
Location: DE-Leimen (near Heidelberg)

This workshop is designed to increase the creative awareness and productivity of a PI, by exploring, collaboratively, exactly what it is that induces and sustains creative thinking and innovation.

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Tools

The Marie Curie Alumni Association


If funded with an iCARE-2 fellowship, you get the right to register in the Marie Curie Alumni Association, a global network of researchers.

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Ten simple rules for collaboratively writing a multi-authored paper


This publication (available as open access) suggests ten rules to collaboratively write a multi-authored paper.

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Think. Check. Submit.


The website Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research.

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How to design a winning fellowship proposal


This publication (available online free of charge) give some advice on how to plan a fellowship application.

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Why you should move country


Researchers who are mobile get more citations and build broader teams of collaborators than those who aren’t, study finds.

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Open Access to scientific publications and research data in Horizon 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


This fact sheet is written as a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, in order to answer the queries from Horizon 2020 applicants.

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Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition


This book (available for free as a downloadable PDF document) is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design.

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Film and television tell children who can be scientists


Short article in the Career News section of Nature (23 November 2018)

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Thinking about moving abroad for work? Here’s what the latest research says about the pros and cons of relocating. From Science Careers


Considering going abroad for work? Recent research can help you weigh the pros and cons

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Meet the supervisors who helped to shape four scientists’ careers


Knowing when to hand-hold and when to step back is crucial for helping early-career researchers.

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Seven steps to boost your research career in 2019


If you’re looking to move labs, countries or sectors this year, or seeking general career inspiration, here’s some advice from five researchers who featured in Nature Careers in 2018.

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Conference attendance boosts authorship opportunities


Scientists who travel to meetings are more likely to co-author papers than are those who stay at home.

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Six project-management tips for your PhD


Use strategies from the private sector to better manage your graduate project. …valide also for your Post-Doc!

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Conference presentations: Lead the poster parade


An eye-catching presentation can attract potential collaborators — and even a cash prize.

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Working Scientist podcast: How to plan a successful grant application


Julie Gould investigates the importance of advance planning when you're preparing a funding application.

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My first postdoc position was a disaster. This is what I learned


Some tips of moving on from a bad postdoc position.

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To ace your Ph.D. program interviews, prepare to answer—and ask—these key questions


You’ve made it to the last step of the Ph.D. application process: the interview.

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Essential elements for high-impact scientific writing


Successfully communicating the impact of your research is crucial for making your work more accessible, and for career progression. Here are the key elements to make your data stand out.

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How to use Twitter to further your research career


The social-media platform is often a tool for procrastination. But what else can it be?.

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Why I plan my career in pencil—not pen


Career plans can change: write your goals in pencil, and be preparared to change them.

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The Node


This page lists events that are of interest to the global community of (developmental) biologists: conferences, meetings, training courses, workshops.

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Peer Review: the nuts and bolts


This is a guide to peer review for early career researchers written by members of the VoYS network. Using a collection of concerns raised by their peers, the authors set off to interview scientists, journal editors, grant bodies’ representatives, patient group workers and journalists in the UK and around the world to find out how peer review works, the challenges for peer review and how to get involved.

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To find the right career fit, I needed to do more than move from job to job


"I spent a few years in each role only to find that it wasn’t quite the right fit." When this scientist couldn’t find her one ideal job, she tried something different: a combination of two.

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Three research-based lessons to improve your mentoring


How to become a better mentor in this "Letters to Young Scientists" column from Science Careers.

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Six easy ways to manage your time better


The amount and quality of what you achieve are crucially dependent on how effectively you manage your time. Andrew C. Johnson and John Sumpter propose some simple steps that scientists can take to improve their time management.

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Five ways media training helped me to boost the impact of my research


How I learnt to maximize the value of TV, radio and publication interviews to reach and help the people I most want to support.

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The importance of being introspective in the lab


Question your own point of view first to avoid career-damaging conflict, says Benjamin Tsang.

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The professional advisers who can help you to move from academia to industry


University careers advisory services can connect PhD students with employers and guide them to the right role.

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Essential elements for high-impact scientific writing


To write better, remember that your science is exciting, says Eric J. Buenz.

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How to write effectively for international journals


Use modern tools to manage research literature, analyse published articles and find language teachers to improve manuscripts for publication.

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Postdoctoral mentorship key to career success


Mentors can have a lasting influence, but it’s important to carve your own niche.

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Tenure denial, and how early-career researchers can survive it


Scientists with first-hand experience of rejection offer their advice.

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Renowned fellowships aren’t the only option


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Five reasons to do an internship during your PhD programme


Rekindle your love for problem-solving by taking your lab skills to a completely different environment, says Jessica Sagers.

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Top tips for giving an engaging talk


Three researchers share lessons they’ve learnt from presenting at TED conferences.

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How agile project management can work for your research


Laura Pirro outlines an approach that could increase output and improve motivation.

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Networking for introverted scientists


A structured, scientific approach can help introverted scientists to become networking superstars, says academic educator Ruth Gotian. She outlines how to prepare effectively, the three things you should aim to achieve at a networking event and how to find networking spaces that work best for you.

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Fellows' scientific achievements

AIRC wants to give visibility to the scientific production of iCARE-2 fellows.
This page will host a link to all the scientific achievements produced during the fellowship’s period, such as papers, patents and conference proceedings.