Results about: PhD students
The positive public response to the "Futur" fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona towards the end of 2016 sets the stage for a new "IRB Barcelona Futur PhD Fellowship".
The fellowship will allow a young researcher to join an IRB Barcelona lab to do a 4-year doctoral thesis.
Research centres of excellence in Barcelona offer PhD fellowships to medical doctors.
Called PhD4MD, the programme allows medical doctors to carry out a three-year doctoral thesis on cancer, rare disease or neurodegenerative conditions.
“My objective? To generate new knowledge, reach the limits, and fight against uncertainty and frustration”
After eight years, Francisco Barriga is ready for a new stage in his scientific career. He says that IRB Barcelona “shaped” him as a scientist and that he “learnt to ask the right scientific questions.” But he also got involved in many outreach activities. “Over the years, I have never met anyone who did not find what we do interesting. We just need to find the right way to talk about it,” he says.
On 10 October, IRB Barcelona, in collaboration the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), held the workshop “Career progression in science - options beyond the bench”, a yearly event aimed at offering insight to young researchers about potential careers outside academia. The idea is to inspire PhD students and offer them a range of career options to consider after they complete their doctoral studies.
IRB Barcelona launches a campaign entitled "Future" to increase public awareness of biomedical research
The initiative aims to raise 25,000 euros to fund the first year of a PhD student at IRB Barcelona.
The campaign is part of "Giving Tuesday", a day devoted to charitable donations, which this year falls on Tuesday 29 November.
To foster the next generation of scientific leaders, IRB Barcelona kicks off the international symposium series ENABLE, part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, for young researchers working in the Life Sciences.
Involving scientific debates, career sessions, and outreach activities, these 3-day symposia are jointly coordinated by young students from four European centres.
After first event in Barcelona in 2017, the ENABLE symposia will be held in Copenhagen in 2018, Nijmegen in 2019, and Milan in 2020.
“No matter how experienced you are, you always have to think that what you don’t know is more than what you do know”
Peter Jung was Postdoctoral Fellow in Eduard Batlle’s Colorectal Cancer lab between 2009 and 2015. Now he is Principal Investigator at the Institute of Pathology Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. This institute is a partner site of the DKTK Cancer Consortium, coordinated by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). “Life and science are an on-going learning process with new challenges to encounter with every new project,” he says.