2. “Targeting translational biomedicine through interdisciplinary science”
Monday 10th May 2021
Maimónides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC), Cordoba, Spain
online registration here
Brief description of the event:
This event is aimed at young biomedical researchers, PhD and Master students, to provide them a broader picture of the role of interdisciplinary science in biomedical research and a global perspective of career development pathways, as well to strengthen their scientific communication skills. These objectives will be achieved through the following main activities:
a) Career development session: Five postdoctoral fellows that have been recently incorporated at the IMIBIC through the “IMIBIC P2Med Fellowship Programme for Personalised and Precision Medicine”, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme, will summarize their personal experiences as examples of scientific biomedical careers in 10 min talks. The session will be followed by a round table and an informal and virtual coffee break.
b) Interdisciplinary science session: This session will be composed by ten 10 min oral communications, which will be carried out by PhD students. The scientific topics to be addressed in this session will include (i) aging, (ii) metabolic and endocrine disorders, (iii) infectious and immunological diseases, (iv) cancer, and (v) chronic and inflammatory diseases, according to the main five scientific programs of the IMIBIC.
c) Plenary session: Óscar Fernández-Capetillo, group Leader of the Genomic Instability Group of the CNIO (Madrid, Spain), as an example of a successful biomedical career, will give a 1-hour plenary talk. Besides the scientific content, the invited speaker will talk about the development of soft skills, team management and fundraising.
d) Science communication and dissemination: This session aims to highlight the importance of science communication to society, including, among others, general population, patient societies, and school students. The session will be carried out by the Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC+i) of IMIBIC.