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About

EMBO | IndiaBioscience Online Seminars

A successful scientific career requires many skills that go beyond the topics taught in a scientific curriculum. In our shared commitment to promoting life sciences, EMBO and IndiaBioscience have joined efforts to bring to the scientific community in India online seminars to update and practice soft skills, which include communication, grant writing, publishing and scientific integrity. Our trainings are tailored specifically to the needs of researchers at early career stages and aim at improving both the quality and the quantity of research output in the medium and long term. We launched this initiative in April 2020.

Workshop on Oral Communication of Science

Whether you are networking, explaining your poster or showing your PPT slides, you are constantly called upon to explain and justify your research orally. This workshop will give you strategies and tools to do so clearly and convincingly. Participants will be introduced to the foundations of effective oral and visual communication of scientific and technical information, supported by findings from neuroscience, linguistics, and marketing.

The workshop consists of two independent parts: an open component for which only registration is needed to attend + a closed component where attendance is application based.

A more detailed overview of the workshop is provided below.

  • Open Component

A two-hour training webinar titled 'Fundamentals of Oral Communication in Science' which will cover the basics of oral communication in science. This session is open to all PhDs/postdocs/life science researchers and will include a long Q&A session when the attendees can interact with the trainer. Registration is needed to attend this session.

More Details will be announced on our social media and added here in mid-Dec 2020.

  • Closed Component

21 participants will be selected to be a part of the closed component of this workshop. Please visit the 'Apply' section for details on how to apply for the workshop.

Assignments:

Two assignments will be a part of this workshop- a compulsory 5-minute poster presentation and an optional 5-minute oral presentation. Individualised feedback and evaluation will be provided for both assignments.

Small group practice session/s:

Workshop participants will be subdivided into small groups where they can practice their assignments. Each group will be mentored by an experienced Principal Investigator/ Group Leader.

Final Presentation:

Workshop participants will present their poster presentation (compulsory assignment) to the entire group and get detailed feedback from the workshop trainer and a small group mentor.

Peer Network:

A closed group will be created for all the workshop participants to discuss their presentations and provide feedback for each other. This network will carry on beyond the duration of this workshop.

Programme

  • 12 Jan 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 PM IST

    Fundamentals of Oral Communication in Science

    (Open session)


  • 12 Jan 2021: 5:15 - 5:45 PM IST

    Introduction to assignment

    (Only for 21 selected participants)


  • 19 Jan 2021: 3:30 PM IST

    Small group practice session for assignment with mentors

    (Only for 21 selected participants)


  • 25 Jan 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 PM IST

    Final presentation for compulsory assignment (5 min Poster Presentation) + feedback for Batch 1 | Compulsory for Batch 1 to attend, optional for Batches 2 and 3 to attend

    (Only for 21 selected participants)


  • 27 Jan 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 PM IST

    Final presentation for compulsory assignment (5 min Poster Presentation) + feedback for Batch 2 | Compulsory for Batch 2 to attend, optional for Batches 1 and 3 to attend

    (Only for 21 selected participants)


  • 29 Jan 2021: 3:00 - 5:00 PM IST

    Final presentation for compulsory assignment (5 min Poster Presentation) + feedback for Batch 3 | Compulsory for Batch 3 to attend, optional for Batches 1 and 2 to attend

    (Only for 21 selected participants)


  • 7 Feb 2021 5PM

    Deadline to submit optional assignment (recording of 5 min oral presentation)

    (Only for 21 selected participants)

Apply

i. Only attend open component of the workshop

    The webinar titled ‘Fundamentals of Oral Communication in Science’ is open to the public. Only registration is required to attend this session.

    For more information, visit the webinar page.

    ii. Participate in the closed component of the workshop

      The call for applications for the full workshop is closed. Selected participants will be informed about the selection status by 21st Dec 2020.

      If you have not applied but wish to be a part of this workshop, we invite you to join the webinar on 12th Jan, 2021 | 3 PM IST.

      Trainer

      A. Chapin Rodríguez (BSc, Duke University, USA; PhD, Cambridge University, UK) has conducted research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (UK) and the Harvard Institutes of Medicine (USA). His research has been funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the US National Institutes of Health and the UK Medical Research Council. He has worked more than a decade as a consultant in science communication and publishing, helping researchers in natural and clinical sciences publish their manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, prepare grant applications and improve their oral presentation skills. He is the founder of Creaducate Consulting (www.creaducate.eu).

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