Why not apply for a Marie Curie fellowship?

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?

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Conference report ~Symposium on Molecular chirality in Japan~

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~

A taste of industry: interacting with the network’s partners

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

CORE at Explorathon 2017

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.

First Research Experience in SMS Laboratory at University of Rouen, France

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

CORE ITN Chiral Crystallisation Summer School – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – July 2017

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