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Career development and soft skills for young scientists (2 Edition)
It was held the “Second Edition of the Career development and soft skills for young scientists - from Lisbon to the World Workshop” from February 20 to 21 of 2018, at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular - João Lobo Antunes, Lisbon, Portugal. This Workshop was focused on career development and scientific integrity. The Workshop was planned with “General lectures” open to all scientific community and with “Hands-on sessions” for a target audience of 35 participants from Institut Curie, DKFZ and iMM.
The main objective of this Workshop was to provide to the participant’s the opportunity to discuss their career objectives and to exchange opinions with speakers about various career paths leading them away from the bench (education, industry, science communication and management). At the same time this Workshop provided contents related to responsible conduct of research in publication, research ethics, scientific integrity, scientific misconduct and good research practices.
School visits to iMM and ReTuBi labs
On January 17 and on February 8, 2018 two classes of 28 students each, visited iMM namely João Barata and Sérgio Dias labs, Biobank and the Electron Microscopy. The objective of this visit was to explain to students that through the ReTuBi project, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) aims to fight cancer by reinforcing its capacity for outstanding pre-clinical and translational research, and by creating a dynamic cluster of excellence within the Lisbon region in the field of cancer research.
ReTuBi School Seminars - "The Biology of Cancer in one hour" (11/2017- 01/2018)
From November 2017 to January 2018, the ReTuBi project promoted several educational sessions entitled "The Biology of Cancer in one hour" addressed to the Secondary School students from the Biology course, in Lisbon. The following sessions were presented by the following researchers:
- Sérgio Dias - Secondary School D. Dinis - November 24, 2017
- Isabel Alcobia, from João Barata Lab - Secondary School of Lumiar - November 27, 2017
- Ana Rita Fragoso, from João Barata Lab - Secondary School Pedro Nunes - January 8, 2018
- Sandrina Nóbrega Pereira, from Sérgio Dias Lab - Secondary School Passos Manuel - January 9, 2018 and Secondary School de Camões - January 16, 2018
The main goal of these educational sessions is to present the iMM Lisboa research in the cancer and tumour biology area. The themes presented were focused on: What is cancer; Cell division; The repair mechanisms of DNA; Types of cancer; Which can lead to cancer; The properties of cancer; The role of the microenvironment and Carcinogenesis and new treatments.
Staff exchange between iMM-Curie (2018/01)
From January 20 to March 4, 2018, Cátia Janota from Edgar Gomes Lab (iMM) made a “ReTuBi Staff Exchange” to Matthieu Piel Lab (Institut Curie). The aim of this staff exchange was to understand how endoplasmic reticulum (ER) morphology impacts on fibroblasts migration and squeezing.
The first phase of the activity was focus on ER morphology during migration and the objective was to understand how is ER organized during cell migration. During the first weeks, Cátia Janota optimized the protocol with NIH 3T3 fibroblasts and measure migration speed on different conditions (control scramble iRNA, silencing of tubules proteins and silencing of sheets proteins).
The second phase of the activity was based on determing if ER plays a role in nuclear deformability and for this purpose, it was used the microchannels that are fabricated at Matthieu Piel’s Lab.
ReTuBi Scholarship Conference Awards 2017
To instigate research excellence and promote international exposure right from the outset of their careers, iMM’s PhD students and post-docs in cancer and tumour biology research field had the opportunity to attend international scientific conferences and with their participation increased the ReTuBi international exposure. To achieve this goal, it was launched three “ReTuBi Scholarship Conference Award” calls during 2017 with fourteen travel grants awarded.