Core courses

This course aims to help you to write a grant-writing: it will happen via a video conference, so you will get an individual feedback on your proposals.

The course combines initial lecture time and group discussion with one-on-one consulting sessions.

The instructor will split her time between all proposals, meaning that the time of consulting will be shared between participants. However, the level of support you will receive is higher than that in a standard workshop. So you should get a great benefit from this course!

Instructor: Dr. Julia Staykova-McKinnon

Format: 3 lunchtime videoconference lectures (3, 6, and 7 July, from 12h30-13h30, Annex 3, Amphi Burg) + 2 detailed one-on-one email coaching sessions + follow-up Skype session (optional)

Language of instruction: English

This 3-hour training session will cover aspects such as: definition of scientific integrity, different types of scientific fraud and misconduct, their frequency and consequences, and also discuss good research practices and the importance of a responsible research for science and society. Plenty of time will be left for discussion in order to get feedback from the participants’ own experience.

Two sessions will be organized:

    Group 1 (10 participants) - 27 Juin, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 1 BDD
    Group 2 (10 participants) - 27 Juin, 2017 from 9am to 12pm, Annex 2 BDD

This course will be taught in English.

A one-day discussion session for a limited group of post-docs and young PIs on scientific integrity, ethics, responsibilities and good practices in the life sciences. This session will give an introduction to current and emerging issues related to responsible conduct of research in different areas and stages of the research process. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

1. Interpret correctly your application form and evaluation criteria;
2. Use strong structure in State of the Art, Objectives, Methodology, and Work Plan sections;
3. Respond in clear, convincing language to the key requirements of feasibility, novelty, research significance, and impact;
4. Make a persuasive description of your research environment, collaborations, dissemination, and future valorization ideas; 
5. Write a compelling personal statement and CV.

The Medicinal Chemistry French Society (in French, Société de Chimie Thérapeutique, SCT) and the industrial property consulting company (Grosset-Fournier-Demachy, GFD) co-organise a one-day introductory seminar on industrial property to institute Curie’s researchers.

This seminar will be presented by senior researchers and industrial property professionals in 5 modules ranging from basic notions to the rules and constraints in this field.

In this course, we will help you to:

1. Highlight the advantages of your work: what to focus on, how to say it, and when to say it;
2. Present in a way that is clear for both experts and non-experts on the panel;
3. Anticipate the typical questions you are likely to be asked;
4. Learn how to deal with unpleasant questions and aggressive panel members;
5. Practice before your peers, and get feedback on your message, speaking style, and overall stage presence.

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the FIJI software.
This course will be taught in French.


Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

Workshop aims:
1.    To familiarize ERC grant holders and future applicants with the opportunity to apply for top-up Proof of Concept funding.
2.    To provide an overview of the application form and evaluation criteria.
3.    To give tips on how to talk about innovation, impact and feasibility to an audience specialized in technology transfer and innovation management. This aspect of the workshop is relevant to a broader audience beyond the ERC.
4.    To provide one-on-one coaching support to current Proof of Concept applicants.

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How to identify and build the scientific argument of your paper, how to structure the manuscript, convey your scientific message accurately and in polished English?

Organizer: Andrew Moore, Editor in Chief, BioEssays, Weinheim, Germany

By answering basic questions, we’ll discuss:

  •  Tech transfer process
  •  Intellectual property protection: patents and beyond
  •  Value-creation processes and corresponding agreements
  •  Entrepreneurship

and how to put it all into perspective with your everyday lab work.

Please register here