18-19 April and 25-26 April 2009
Researcher’s Night 2009
This year, in Portugal, scientists will celebrate the “Researcher’s Night” in a very special way: through theatre!
It is our great pleasure to invite all scientists to participate in this thrilling experience, which will empower all participants with a novel way of expression through performing arts, a different insight on their work and another way of communicating with the public. (see invitation for theatre workshop bellow).
The European Researcher´s Night aims at engaging the public with science and, in particular, with scientists. The initiative is held annually since 2005 in several EU member states and intends to involve scientists in the construction of a more realistic image of the scientists, breaking down stereotypes and bridging the gap between scientists and the public.
In 2009, Researcher´s Night will be held on the 25th September in several European cities. In Portugal, a project involving research centres, a SME, a science museum and several theatre groups, will celebrate this event by delivering simultaneously in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Faro a series of theatre performances.
In Lisbon, scientists will set the stage at Fundação Gulbenkian and use physical theatre, stand up comedy and forum theatre to share with the public their experiences as contemporary researchers.
In Porto, scientists will be at the stage and among the public, involved in different plays focusing on Darwin, Galileo and the challenges that scientists face during their careers.
In Coimbra, comedy will take Darwin to the public, whereas in another play Jules Verne will be the starting point to engage society in scientific knowledge.
In Faro, interaction between scientists and the public will focus on Darwin’s life and discoveries, through plays dedicated to children and adults.
Workshop “Setting the stage”
In Lisbon, we are already preparing the event.
We will use three approaches – physical theatre, stand up comedy and forum theatre. The Workshop “Setting the stage”, which will be held on 18-19 April and 25-26 April (see attached program and application form), aims at introducing scientists to these three approaches, so that they get to know them and choose which one they wish to work on in future rehearsals.
Rehearsals will occur from May and will culminate in the performances during the Researcher’s Night (25th September).
For further information visit the blog http://blogs.publico.pt/cientistasaopalco or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
IMM, as member of the Health Cluster Portugal, benefits from preferential conditions for accessing Intellectual Property services.
The Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) assumes as structural the aspects related to translational research, technology transfer and intellectual property. One of the key areas within its Programme of Action concerns the protection and management of the rights of intellectual/industrial property. For this, the HCP has recently negotiated with the high profile offices in this area Withers & Rogers LLP (http://www.withersrogers.co.uk) and Wolf Greenfield (http://www.wolfgreenfield.com) “special conditions” on their services for HCP members.
Selection Criteria - if a course becomes overbooked, selection will have into account the following (in order of importance):
1) Year of PhD (priority will be given to 1st-year PhD students)
2) Course relevance for the student (evaluated by the PhD Program Team together with the student and corresponding supervisor)
3) Order of registration in the course
Attendance at courses: If you have booked on to a course and then find you are unable to attend, please inform Joana Costa (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. If this happens in the week before the start of the course, a proper justification for cancellation is required.
Certificates: Individual course certificates will be issued on completion of, at least, 3/4 of the corresponding course.
GPAME - Gulbenkian Program for Advanced Medical Education Link to "Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian"
IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
IMM - Instituto de Medicina Molecular
|Date||Course||Max. Nº Places||Deadline / Status|
|06-10-08 to 17-10-08||Gene Expression (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||03-10-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|27-10-08 to 31-10-08||Structural Biology (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||22-10-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|03-11-08 to 07-11-08||Cell Cycle and Disease (GPAME)||3 IMM PhD Students||27-10-08 / CLOSED||Course full|
|10-11-08 to 14-11-08||Genetics (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||03-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|17-11-08 to 19-11-08||RNAi (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||12-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|17-11-08 to 19-11-08||Inside the Cell (IGC)||5 IMM PhD Students||12-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|20-11-08 to 25-11-08||Computational Biology (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||20-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|26-11-08 to 28-11-08||Between the Cell (IGC)||5 IMM PhD Students||19-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|03-12-08 to 05-12-08||Integration Week (IGC)||5 IMM PhD Students||26-11-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|04-12-08 to 12-12-08||Epidemiology (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||3-12-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|09-12-08 to 10-12-08||Effective Researcher Training (IMM)||15 IMM PhD Students||03-12-08 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|19-01-09 to 23-01-09||Immune Disorders (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||12-01-09 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|02-02-09 to 04-02-09||Ageing (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||26-01-09 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|09-02-09 to 13-02-09||Neurodegenerative Disorders (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||02-02-09 / CLOSED||Registration closed|
|12-02-09 to 13-02-09||Scientists and the Media (IMM)||15 participants||07-02-09/ CLOSED||Course full|
|16-02-09 to 20-02-09||Regenerative Medicine (GPAME)||5 IMM PhD Students||CLOSED||Course full|
|02-03-09 to 13-03-09||Preparing for Research (GPAME) New||5 IMM PhD Students||CLOSED||Registration closed|
|09-03-09||New frontiers, new careers - science outside academia (IMM)||30 PhD Students||CLOSED||Registration closed|
|15-04-09 to 17-04-09||Advanced course on protein expression and purification - tips and tricks (IMM)||16 PhD Students||CLOSED||Registration closed|
|20-04-09 to 23-04-09||Flow Cytometry (IMM)||12 PhD students||CLOSED||Registration closed|
|27-04-09 to 30-04-09||Cancer (IMM)||12 PhD students||CLOSED||Registrations closed|
|04-05-09 to 06-05-09||Nanomedicine (IMM)||15 participants||CLOSED||Registrations closed|
|-||Optical Microscopy (IMM) - Cancelled for this academic year||-||-||-|
|-||Confocal Microscopy (IMM) - Cancelled for this academic year||-||-||-|
|-||Stem Cells (IMM) - Cancelled for this academic year||-||-||-|
|-||Host-Pathogen Interaction (IMM) - Cancelled for this academic year||-||-||-|
For further information please get in contact with Joana Costa, Communication & Training Unit, Ext. 47023.
Date: 30 May 2009
Venue: IMM, room 57
Topic: Parkinson Disease
Coordinator: Joaquim Ferreira
Leonor Correia Guedes; Tiago Mestre; Anabela Valadas
Sponsor: GSK Portugal
Wednesday, 8 April 2009 from 7pm, bar on 3rd floor, wing B
The PhD Students Committee are putting together some music and drinks for a social get together for the entire IMM community.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!
Organizer: Miguel Castanho, IMM
Date: 9 March 2009
Venue: IMM, room 57, P01-B
Schedule: 9:15h - 17:15h
Course comprised in the PhD Programme. Nevertheless, all IMM scientific community is welcome!
GPAME - Gulbenkian Program for Advanced Medical Education
Organizer: Prof J Lobo Antunes, IMM/FML
Date: 25 - 26 February 2009
Venue: IMM, room 57, P01-B
Schedule: 9:00h - 15:00h
Attendance at this course is mandatory for all 1st-year PhD students and highly recommended for the remaining IMM scientific community.
Please note that there is no need for registration to attend this course!
Introduction, J Lobo Antunes
"Research Integrity - what it is and how can it be fostered?", Andy Stainhorpe
"Animals in Biomedical Experimentation", Dolores Bonaparte
"Doctor's-Pharma Industry - Healthy-Relationship"
"Use of Humans in biomedical Experimentation", Mário Miguel Rosas
GPAME - Gulbenkian Program for Advanced Medical Education
Date: 26 - 30 January 2009
Venue: IMM, Room P0A-7
Places available for 5 IMM PhD students
|Date||Event Type||Title||Organizer or Contacts|
|27-10-08 to 31-10-08||Flow Cytometry Workshop||Flow Cytometry October 2008||Paul Hutchinson|
|22-09-08 to 23-09-08||PhD Students Meeting||IMM PhD students Meeting 2008||IMM PhD Students & Marta Agostinho / Joana Costa|
|23-07-08 to 30-07-08||Undergraduate Advanced Course||International Course on Autonomic Nervous System||Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon & Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaga|
|26-05-08 to 06-06-08||Course||RNAi Course 2008||Luis Moita or Marta Agostinho|