Science outreach: Why and how to do it
Having tools to communicate scientific findings beyond academia is vital to increase one’s research impact. Read about our recent efforts to teach such tools, and highlights from the literature, in our autumn newsletter!
The Elevate team
Presentation techniques are in the spotlight! We recently delivered two very successful workshops: a one-day workshop on presentation techniques to Mid Sweden University and a half-day workshop on the art of Science Slamming to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research.
“I have been to presentation workshops before, but this was the best! I feel super motivated to sign up for a science slam competition!"
– Postdoc, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
We like to practice what we preach, so Nellie also accepted the challenge of delivering a scientific seminar for kids.
We also delivered our usual workshops on scientific and grant writing at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, the Danish Cancer Society Research Center and Lund University, as well as for the LIGHTer PhD network.
An article by Rafael Molina and colleagues that we provided editorial support for was published in Nature Communications. The authors present the structure of Sulfolobus islandicus (Sis) Csx1-cOA4 complex, which reveals the allosteric activation of its RNase activity.
Dan gave a conference-special-event talk on How to write and publish impactful publications at the 8th Scandinavian Conference, Amyloid Diseases and Amyloid Mechanisms (ADAM8). The conference attracted a multidisciplinary audience of basic scientists and clinical investigators from Scandinavian and Baltic countries.
ERC interviews in focus
The interview stage for the ERC Consolidator Grant scheme took place last month. We helped a few European researchers with different aspects of their narrative, slides, presentation and handling Q&As. Our latest blog post tells more about our experience and summarizes our reflections.
“If left unchecked, we might well end up undermining the conditions that actually facilitate creativity, thoughtfulness and an eye for a good idea”, he concludes.