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Launch of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre

We are delighted to announce the launch of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle University which will take place on 24th November 2014. We are very much looking forward to this exciting launch at the Centre for Life and we would like you to join us in our celebrations.We have confirmed speakers from around the world who have personal connections to Newcastle and Lord John Walton who have made an outstanding contribution to science. 

 

Please click on the following link to register for this exciting event at http://newcastle-muscle.org/ and please feel free to share it with your colleagues. 

Katie Bushby, Volker Straub, Hanns Lochmuller 


PHD FELLOWSHIPS

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne offer a broad choice of possibilities in different fields of biological, biomedical or public health research in the context of the outstanding scientific environment of Lausanne. Talented and motivated candidates who have or will have obtained Masters or equivalent degrees before Autumn 2015 are invited to submit their application before 1st November 2014. The PhD program offers fellowships in laboratories of our Faculty. More information about the Doctoral School, host laboratories, potential thesis directors and application procedure can be obtained at our

website : www.unil.ch/fbm-phd


North East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG)

The North East Postgraduate Conference (NEPG) is a wonderful opportunity for postgraduate students to present their research findings through oral and poster presentations. Abstract submission closes on Friday 1st August, so we recommend you submit your abstract today!  The conference – organised by postgraduates for postgraduates – is now in its 9th successive year and has become the largest annual conference for bioscience and medical research postgraduate students in the UK. Abstract submission is easy. Simply review our abstract submission guidelines here, then click "Submit an abstract to the conference" and complete the on-line form. To book your place at this fantastic event please click hereDelegate registration is free and will close on  Friday 26th September. Further information regarding NEPG 2014 can be found at: http://ne-pg.co.uk Please also see the attached poster and information leaflet.

 


Researcher Training for Part-Time and Distance Doctoral Students (3 day course)

Wednesday 25th June - Friday 27th June

From juggling your research and other commitments to securing a job, this three-day course will cover a wide range of research and personal skills.  Whether you've just started or are near completion, this is a good opportunity to explore the research process, pick up some useful tips and share your experiences and ideas with other part time and distance researchers.

The programme (including workshops, refreshments and meals) is free for all participants. 
See the programme for further information.

To book a place, complete the booking form and return it to postgraduate.training@durham.ac.uk.


Academic Networking Training for Mobile Researchers

Eeuraxess’s ImpactE offers training on academic networking for mobile researchers at Durham University on the 28th of February 2014, and to be facilitated by Jean-Marie Pincemin from the University of Poitiers France.

Early career researchers at doctoral and postdoc level who are (or are about to become) internationally mobile and colleagues are welcome to attend the session which will start at 9:30 in the morning and will be finished at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.  

In the workshop, there will be a discussion about the nature of networking, the specificities of academic networking, tools and techniques according to different settings, gather examples of good practices at networking, and the limitation and drawbacks of academic networking.

Developing advanced skills in using various tools and techniques and optimising the use of institutional and social networks are examples of the expected outcomes.

Researchers and observers wanting to attend this event should e-mail the Durham Researcher Development Team (postgraduate.training@durham.ac.uk) who will then provide registration details, etc. Please address any queries to this e-mail address.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


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