Research

Awarded fellowships

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

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

Serra Maria

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

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

Fellowship type: Incoming

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

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

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

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

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: 25-28 February 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: 19–21 February 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: Self-Leadership for Women Scientists


Date: 27 February–1 March 2019
Host/Organizer: EMBO
Location: Leimen - Germany (near Heidelberg)

This course aims to give women specific support, advice and tools to use in their leadership roles. It is intended for senior postdocs and group leaders.

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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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Webinar: Technology Transfer


Date: 13/03/2019
Host/Organizer: IPR HelpDesk
Location: webinar

This webinar will make you familiar with key questions and aspects related to technology transfer.

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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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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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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.