Speaker: Susana Godinho, PhD., Senior Lectuer- Centre for Molecular Oncology Lister Prize Fellow. Barts Cancer Institute-a CRUCK Centre of Excellence Queen Mary, University of London.
Can you train yourself to be creative? - Creative techniques to disseminate the scientific method
The scientific method is probably the most recognised approach through which to acquire knowledge. While this method supports the scientific community, other disciplines such as art and design have their own systems. This course covers various creative techniques that can be used to disseminate scientific research. The creative process is highly personal, but the components can be broken down, analysed and taught. We will focus on paths that lead to creation, exploring strategies such as Visual Thinking and Design Thinking and the use of applied mathematics along the way. The course will be a dynamic, participative, entertaining way to delve into the finer details of the creative process.
Leadership in Action is a three day; activity based; residential training course. Working in the Montserrat Hotel and Training Center, will practice your leadership skills and gain an insight into leadership theory. Working with Postdoctoral staff from across the seven BIST centres, you will have the opportunity to gain insights from follow researchers across the disciplines and at different stages in their career. Your focus is to develop your leadership style so you are more impactful and effective in your workplace.
Speaker: Dr. Lucas B. Pontel. IBioBA - MPSP. Instituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires – CONICET – Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speaker: Ernest Giralt, PhD - IRB Barcelona
The workshop will introduce participants to experimental histopathology by reviewing the basic concepts of pathology (macroscopic and microscopic lesions/tissue evaluation). Routine and specialized histological techniques used to obtain and process tissue samples, and notions of digital pathology, and image acquisition and processing will also be covered.
Moreover, several examples of the applications of histopathological studies to biomedical research will be presented.
The session is addressed mainly to PhD researchers and users of the Histopathology Core Facility.
Speaker: Rene Bernards, PhD. Netherlands Cancer Institute. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The first session will concentrate on the well-established methods of classical transgenesis and gene-targeting via embryonic stem cells, and will include examples of how to produce a range of mutation types; for example over-expression models, gene knock-outs and point mutations, both constitutive and conditional.
The second session will address more recent developments, such as the use of gene-editing nucleases, their advantages and limitations, and novel methods of gene transfer.