Core courses

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!).

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

Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

This career Development workshop is a unique opportunity for participants, PhD students and young postdocs, to discuss their career objectives with speakers who, after earning a PhD in biology, chose various career paths leading them away from the bench (education, industry, science communication and management, etc…). The workshop is organized in short round-tables, where participants and invited speakers will exchange in an informal way.

Each participant should have the opportunity to discuss with at least 6 speakers.

This intensive two and a half -day workshop about writing a scientific paper involves analysis of good and bad examples from the literature, practical writing exercises, and detailed feedback on writing tasks performed both individually and as teamwork. This course is now in its 14th year, and is given regularly at the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg and the Vienna Biocentre.
The course will address many aspects of good writing style, for example: How do I find the best structure for each section of a paper? What is the correct grammatical form for citing literature or describing experiments? How do I manipulate the English language to be clear, to be persuasive or to be careful? How do I deal with negative reviewers and still get what I want?

Exchanges during this course will be in English.