If you are almost finished your master's degree and you are considering the idea to begin studying towards a higher level of education in Science, like a doctoral degree, the following post will provide you with a brief description of my impressions and my experience so far. HOW IT WORKS, BRIEFLY In a PhD involving … Continue reading Why not apply for a Marie Curie fellowship?
I travelled to the Symposium on Molecular Chirality in Chiba in Japan from 10th to 12th May 2018, feeling very enthusiastic to learn about the latest scientific advances from Japanese community on the chirality at the conference. Although the conference is a domestic annual event in Japan, approximately 200 researchers in the field of organic … Continue reading Conference report ~Symposium on Molecular chirality in Japan~
One year ago I joined the CORE Innovative Training Network as an Early Stage Researcher. I am based in Magdeburg, in the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of complex Technical Systems but actually had the opportunity to work in France for two months, and several other similar opportunities will come soon. I am grateful to … Continue reading Behind the scenes of a Marie Curie PhD
As part of the CORE ITN the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are given the opportunity to work at 3 different Institutions across Europe which are a part of the network for a maximum of 10 months. This gives us the opportunity to work together with our colleagues, to do joint research projects and get new views … Continue reading Working cross borders
One of the pillars of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions is to provide Europe’s next experts in various fields. Aside from his or her PhD project, an Early Stage Researcher is also granted the opportunity to partake in multiple summer schools and workshops, providing the additional training and knowledge needed to become a true professional. The … Continue reading A taste of industry: interacting with the network’s partners
Many people do not realize that it is possible to improve and gain new skills and explore different career possibilities by temporarily working in an institution rather than their employing institutions. This is often known as ‘going on secondment'.
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The venue for the Glasgow chapter of Explorathon was at the Riverside Museum, and a band of researchers here at CMAC with CORE members Johannes Hoffmann, Sudhansu Jena, Giulio Valenti and myself were ready to showcase our work at the Explorathon and engage with the public about our institution and research.
I would like to share with others my first research experience as a new ESR (Early Stage Researcher) in SMS laboratory University of Rouen-France. It was in the end of January 2017, and I left my beautiful, peaceful and shining country, Senegal to move to France where the weather is so different to what I … Continue reading First Research Experience in SMS Laboratory at University of Rouen, France
Have you ever thought about working on a project with other researchers, from all over the world, sharing knowledge and collaborating all together towards a single target? Well probably your answer could be “yes”, but how many of you could also say “…I tried”?
As I crossed the Waal River into Nijmegen Central Station, on a double-decker train no less (a novelty for an Englishman), I was again taken aback by the structural order and beauty through which the Dutch seem to have mastered the construction of their cities. On my travels to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, I … Continue reading CORE ITN Chiral Crystallisation Summer School – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – July 2017