Core courses

Excellent science is not enough for writing a successful research application. To get funded, you also need excellent grantsmanship, or grant writing skills. Reviewers often say that many wonderful projects don’t get funded because the idea was not communicated convincingly or clearly enough. So how do you make sure the advantages of your work are understood and appreciated?

This workshop will train you in the rhetorical and communication skills specific to grant writing.

This course will be taught in English.

We're pleased to invite you to take this 1-day training course to prepare you to give a great elevator pitch.

The U900 offers an introduction to data analysis with R for people of the Institut Curie, Centre for Research and Medical Section. The program includes an introduction:

            - Approaches in biostatistics and research, explaining to participants the principles, methodologies, use of statistical methods and applications in biology and clinical research.
            - courses on software R will be delivered in the form of additional exercises. The basis of the programming language R will be discussed and statistical approaches presented in the theoretical part will be implemented.

The objective of this new course is to initiate and make researchers sensitive to legal aspects of their job:

1 - Law in the day to day acts of a researcher: the French National charter for the research integrity; protection of the research results;
2 – The research contracts.

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the Image J software.

Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

How to structure a paper, convey your scientific message accurately and in polished English?
How to improve writing skills in general and develop an understanding of what is expected from an editorial point of view?

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

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.

Are you new to giving scientific presentations or not happy with the ones you have given already?
Are you confused by feedback from others?
Do you perhaps not even know how to start?
Then this course is for you.

We will discuss the elements of a successful scientific presentation, from planning to delivery. Important aspects will be structure and logic, accessibility, body language, speaking voice, and language. You will engage in practical exercises, group work, and games to develop and refine your presentation skills.

The U900 offers a course in Next-Generation Sequencing and data analysis to staff of the Institut Curie, Centre for Research and Medical Section. The training is dedicated to biologists and bioanalysts interested in analyzing their own sequencing data, and will cover the main NGS applications.

The course will be taught in English.

Have you asked yourself whether your scientific results could be valuable to private industry? Or even if your research could lead to launching a start-up? Then this course is for you! Using real-world examples, we'll explain how we evaluate a project's business potential, the importance of intellectual property, and examples of good projects for launching a start-up.

Although there aren't straight-forward answers to these questions, we encourage participant interaction during the course--come with your ideas, projects, or questions! We encourage you to come take part in a lively discussion during this lunchtime session (with pizza!).