Visita de Estudo a Barcelona

Para os interessados em genoma existem ainda vagas para visitar o CRG em Barcelona.

«El CRG es un instituto internacional de investigación biomédica de excelencia, la misión del cual es descubrir y hacer avanzar el conocimiento en beneficio de la sociedad, la salud pública y la prosperidad económica. El CRG cree que la medicina del futuro depende de la ciencia innovadora actual. Esto requiere un equipo científico interdisciplinar centrado en la comprensión de la complejidad de la vida, desde el genoma a la célula, hasta un organismo completo y su interacción con el entorno, que ofrece una visión integradora de las enfermedades genéticas».

Além do CRG também se visita o Institute of Photonic Research (ICFO) e o Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

O programa é o que se segue:

19 May 2014
19h00 – 21h00: Welcome reception at Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Registration for the café scientifique
Reimbursement of travel costs from the airport

20 May 2014
9h00 – 17h45: visit of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
9:00 – 10:30 – Short presentations of two EU-funded projects:
● 4DCellFate, by Luciano Di Croce and Ben Lehner
● SysteMTb, by Luis Serrano
10:45 – 11:45 – Visit of the Advanced Light Microscopy Unit (ALMU), by Timmo Zimmerman
12:00 – 13:00 – Visit of the Proteomics Unit, by Eduard Sabido
13:00 – 13:45 – Lunch
13:45 – 15:30 – Visit of two laboratories:
● Retinal Regeneration porject, by Maria Pia Cosma
● Swarm Organ project, by James Sharpe
15:45 – 17:30 – “Café scientifique” with scientists from the various research institutions involved

18h30: guided tour of Barcelona with Marta from Forever Barcelona
The tour will start in front of the Banys Oriental Hotel and will end at the restaurant Lonja de Tapas
20h30: Dinner in a tapas restaurant: Lonja de Tapas – Pla de Palau

21 May 2014
9h00 – 13h15: visit of the Institute of Photonic Research (ICFO)
09.00 – 9.40 – Welcome and Overview of the Light for Health program, by Lluis Torner, Director, Brook Hardwick, Head of corporate communication, and Susana Santos, Program Manager
9.40 – 11:00 – Presentations from several “Light for Health” Group Leaders:
• Turgut Durduran – Medical optics
• Melike Lakadamyali – Advanced fluorescence imaging and biophysics
• Maria Garcia-Parajo – Single molecule biophotonics
• Romain Quidant – Plasmon nano-optics
11.30 – 12:00 – Visit of the ICFO facilities (Biology lab, Clean room, Prototypes of ICFO patented research, SLN Facility)
12.00 – 13.00 – Informal lunch with Group Leaders and select ICFOnians.

14h00 – 17h45: visit of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
- Presentation on high-performance computing and e-Sciences by Mateo Valero, Director of BSC
- Presentation on bioinformatics by Modesto Orozco, Director of the Life Science department at BSC
- Visit of the MareNostrum infrastructures
- Presentation and visit of projects on electronic and atomic protein modelling ( by Victor Guallart), computational genomics (Pancancer project), and on heart simulation (Alya Red project)

19h30: Dinner at the H10 Port Vell Hotel – Pas de Sota Muralla, 9

22 May 2014
9h30 – 13h45: visit of the Val d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
9:30 – 9:45 – Welcome and overview presentation of VHIO, by Josep Tabernero
9:45 – 11:00 – Tour of the premises
11:15 – 11:40 – Presentation of the Rational Therapy for Breast Cancer (RATHER) project
11:40 – 12:05 – Presentation of the EurocanPlatform project
12:05 – 12:25 – Presentation the WINTHER trial
12:25 – 12:40 – Presentation of the Colon Therapy Research Consortium (COLTHERES)
12:40 – Q & As with selected VHIO panelists
13:15 – Lunch

13h45: return to the Banys Oriental Hotel and end of the trip

Os interessados devem enviar para a ARCA as candidaturas que as fará chegar ao secretariado da EUSJA.

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Bolsa Knight

Knight

Jornalistas que cubram ciência, tecnologia,  ambiente ou medicina podem-se inscrever para uma bolsa de nove meses.

A Bolsa Knight em jornalismo científico cobre um ano lectivo de estudo personalizado, cursos e palestras nas universidades MIT e Harvard para jornalistas internacionais e americanos.

Os bolseiros recebem US$65.000, mais taxa de matrícula. Outros benefícios incluem seguro de saúde, bolsas de viagem de pesquisa, bolsas de conferências e acesso aos recursos da MIT e Harvard.

Os candidatos devem dominar a língua inglesa e ter pelo menos três anos de experiência como repórteres, escritores, editores, produtores, ilustradores ou fotojornalistas em jornais, revistas, rádio, televisão ou Internet.

Os interessados devem enviar uma autobiografia profissional, currículo, proposta de projeto, amostras de trabalho e quatro cartas de recomendação até 28 de fevereiro.

Para mais informações (em inglês), clique aqui.

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Convite para Seminário

eucog-nt-hands

A EUCog convida 3 jornalistas europeus para a cobertura da conferência Cognitive Systems a decorrer entre 19-20 de Março de 2014 em Bochum, na Alemanha.

De acordo com os organizadores «This workshop on “Embodied communication” will bring together researchers from different disciplines: from developmental scientists trying to uncover how children acquire their communication skills to artificial cognition researchers looking for ways to develop machines that really mean what they say. We believe it is an excellent opportunity to find new stories to tell, not only about cognitive robots, but also about human nature».

O programa pode ser visto clicando aqui.

O convite cobre a viagem, o alojamento e a diária contra reembolso

O regulamento em inglês pode ser descarregado aqui

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Visita de Estudo à Suiça

gotthard_base_tunnel A visita de estudo para jornalistas de ciência e centralizada pela EUSJA compreende a entrada naquele que vai ser o mairo túnel ferroviário do mundo.

Segue o programa convite, em inglês:

The trip will be in mid March of 2014.

You will find in the attachment the programme, descriprion and application form. Swiss association will host 35 EUSJA journalists. As usual to our trips, the participants have to take care for their travelling and the organizers will cover the hotel, meal and transporation during the trip.

Please inform the members of your associations and send their applications. The deadline for the applications is January 31.

Agenda

Wed, March 19 Disney Research, ETH Zurich
Thurs, March 20 World Food System Center, ETH Zurich, Regenerative Medicine and Mechanobiology, ETH & University Zurich Translational Neuromodeling Unit, ETH & University Zurich
Bombardier Transportation Switzerland, Zurich-­‐Oerlikon
Fri, March 21 Gotthard Base Tunnel Infrastructure, Alptransit Gotthard
Swiss National Super Computing Centre CSCS, Lugano

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Bolsa de 750 euros

logo-esofVisita à Dinamarca de 21 a 26 de Junho de 2014, para o EuroScience Open Forum.

Segue-se a informação em inglês remetida pela EUSJA:

Call for applications

Nature Travel Grant Scheme for Journalists

ESOF2014 – Copenhagen, 21-26 June 2014

1. – Purpose

Created by EuroScience, the biennial ESOF – EuroScience Open Forum – meeting is the largest pan-European general science meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, young researchers, journalists, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over the world discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. NPG has supported ESOF since its very first meeting in 2004.

Similar to the 2012 edition of meeting, NPG is funding the Nature Travel Grant Scheme for journalists to attend ESOF2014 with the aim to increase the impact of ESOF.

2. – The scheme

In addition to free registration, the Nature Travel Grant Scheme offers a lump sum of 750 euro to help cover the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence to attend ESOF2014. This sum is reduced by 30% (525 euro) for grantees residing in Denmark or in the Öresund region.

3. – Who can apply?

Journalists irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, place of residence and media (paper, radio, TV, web) are welcome to apply. Media accreditation will be required.

4. – Application procedure

To submit an application, follow the link to http://www.esof.eu/hub/user_session/new, sign into the ESOF database and click on “Apply for a Scholarship” at the bottom of your profile page. Follow the application procedure.

On submitting the application form for travel grants, you agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the Selection Committee.

The deadline for submitting an application is the 31st January 2014, 12:00 pm CET.

5. – Selection Committee and decision

The Selection Committee is composed of:

· Gail Cardew, Chair of the ESOF Supervisory Board.

· Alice Henchley, Head of Press at Nature Publishing Group.

· Carl Johan Sundberg, ESOF Initiator and Coordinator Science & Society at the President’s Office, Karolinska Institutet.

The selection of candidates will be based on the applicant’s CV and motivation statement to be involved in the Nature Travel Grant Scheme for ESOF 2014.

An email of decision will be sent by the 7th of March 2014 to all candidates stating whether or not their application has been selected.

6. – Payment conditions

Money will be transferred to the grantees after the meeting, subject to:

* Mandatory participation in the daily briefings organized by the EuroScience Office.
* Publishing of at least one article in any language about ESOF2014.
* Provision of a one-page travel report in English.
* Completion of a feedback questionnaire regarding the scheme.

7. – Information
For any further information, please contact the EuroScience Office at esof@euroscience.org

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Oferta de emprego para os sócios da ARCA

EUSJA

São três posições num projecto europeu que precisa de três jornalistas experientes em nanotecnologia, prazo de resposta termina a 1 de Dezembro de 2013.

Anexamos aqui a carta/anúncio que recebemos da EUSEJ com as condições de acesso e de remuneração:

CALL FOR THREE SCIENCE JOURNALISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NANODIODE PROJECT

Introduction

EUSJA is participating in the NANODIODE project that started in July 2013 and will end June 2016. In the framework of this project and in order to fulfill its obligations (see EUSJA’s role below) we will need to recruit at this stage of the project 3 science journalists in order to carry out journalistic work within the project’s activities. The main aim of the work will be to strengthen science journalism. This new, much more “involved”, but totally independent journalism will provide many opportunities for all stakeholders, e.g., researchers, journalists, and citizen/tax-payers. Journalists will have close contact with researchers in order to be able to exercise a critical view of their on-going work. Researchers will get more publicity for the importance of their work, and many more aspects of it. Citizens will be informed earlier about the latest developments in order to better understand European research in the field of nanotechnologies. This will provide the basis for critical and best-informed acceptance or to ask for modifications to obtain the best results for citizens. Thus, journalists will be able to broaden their influence on ongoing research in nanotechnologies, acting as independent and critical moderators between researchers and the EU-community.

The role of EUSJA in NANODIODE

EUSJA’s main role in the NANODIODE project is to provide the experience of its network of journalists in Europe and be involved in several activities about the project. Specifically EUJSA will organise workshops and science debates as well as trainings for science journalists. Three main workshops are foreseen within the lifetime of the project but also workshops should be organised in the framework of large events (like ESOF and WCSJ). The involvement of journalists, researchers as well as the public will contribute to the project’s activities as well. Also EUSJA should motivate science journalists to start discussions about the latest developments in the field of nanotechnologies by creating a dialogue between science journalists (e.g. blogs, forums, small or large scale surveys within the community of science journalists) and the results of these dialogue activities will be integrated in the recommendation documents of the project. Finally within the project’s activities will be the organization of a investigative science journalism award where two selected journalists will have the opportunity to investigate a specific topic that they will propose in the field of nanotechnologies. EUSJA will be responsible for running the award procedure.

The requirements and obligations for the 3 positions:
EUSJA would like to involve at this stage of the project three persons that will come from the Associations’ members. The three categories of activities will be:
1. Organisation and realization of workshops and science debates (Code of the position: SJ01)
2. Organisation and realization of trainings for science journalists (Code of the position: SJ02)
3. Support to the above mentioned activities, organisation of the investigative science journalism award and motivation and engagement activities in order to get science journalists involved in projects dialogue activities (Code of the position: SJ03)

The requirements and obligations for each one of the above mentioned positions are:

SJ01:
Organisation and realization of workshops and science debates
1. Experience in science journalism of at least 7 years. The experience will be proven by
presenting a working experience as a science journalist in national or international
magazines, newspapers or e-newspapers.
2. He/she should have experience on organizing workshops (and science debates preferably
within international or national events).
3. Good knowledge about nanotechnologies field.
4. He/She should have a very good level in speaking and writing in English
5. He/she should have the ability to travel as well as to work from home
6. He/she should report to EUSJA’s EU projects Working Group and Board about the activities within the project at least once every month
7. Attend to the organisation of the workshops and science debates meetings

SJ02:
Organisation and realization of trainings for science journalists
1. Experience in science journalism training of at least 5 years. The experience will be proven by presenting courses that participate as tutor in national or international training events.
2. He/she should have experience on organizing training courses (materials, developing the programme of the course etc.).
3. Good knowledge about nanotechnologies field will be assessed positively.
4. He/She should have a very good level in speaking and writing in English
5. He/she should have the ability to travel as well as to work from home
6. He/she should report to EUSJA’s EU projects Working Group and Board about the activities within the project at least once every month
7. Attend to the organisation of the trainings and science debates meetings

SJ03:
Support to the above-mentioned activities, organisation of the investigative science
journalism award and motivation and engagement activities in order to get science journalists
involved in project’s dialogue activities
1. Experience in science journalism training of up to 3 years. The experience will be proven by presenting a working experience as a science journalist in national or international magazines, newspapers or e-newspapers.
2. Experience in organising workshops and training events for journalists will be assessed positively
3. Knowledge about nanotechnologies field will be assessed positively.
4. He/She should have a very good level in speaking and writing in English
5. He/she should have the ability to travel as well as to work from home
6. He/she should report to EUSJA’s EU projects Working Group and Board about the activities within the project at least once every month
7. Attend to the organisation of the workshops or/and trainings and science debates meetings

Financial issues
The selected journalists will receive a salary according to the position. The budget for each one of
the positions is as follows:
1. SJ01: 12.000,00 euros for a period of one and a half year (estimated full time equivalent 2-3 months)
2. SJ02: 12.500,00 euros for a period of two years (estimated full time equivalent 3-4 months)
3. SJ03: 12.000,00 euros for a period of two years (estimated full time equivalent 4-5 months)

All the persons that will be selected will sign a contract with EUSJA and they should be able to issue invoices for their services.
Expression of interest and selection procedure
The interested science journalists should submit their CVs and a Letter of Interest by e-mail in the following e-mail address:

sotiriou@scienceview.gr

The deadline for submissions is the 1st of December 2013

Please indicate in the subject of the e-mail for which position you are applying by including the code of the position (e.g. SJ01)

All the applications will be gathered and EUSJA’s EU projects Working Group, consisting of Menelaos Sotiriou, Jan-Olivier Loefken and Jesper Odde Madsen, will make a first round of selections and will report to the Board. Then the Board will choose the science journalist that will be involved in the project for each one of the positions.

It might be needed to realize a skype interview in order to finalise the selection procedure and if so the applicants will be informed in due time.

The selected applicants will have to be aware that they should start working for the project from 1st January 2014.

Summary Description of the Project
Stakeholder engagement and dialogue are essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe. NANODIODE establishes an innovative, coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue throughout Europe to support the effective governance of nanotechnologies.
From July 2013 to June 2016 the project will integrate vital engagement activities along the innovation value chain: at the level of research policy, research & development (R&D), and the diffusion of nanotechnology innovations in society. Importantly, it combines ‘upstream’ public engagement (by way of dialogues that integrate societal needs, ideas and expectations into the policy debate) with ‘midstream’ engagement (by organising innovation workshops at the level of the R&D practices that are at the heart of the research and innovation enterprise) and ‘downstream’ strategies for communication, outreach, education and training. The overall objectives of NANODIODE are to:
· Develop new strategies for outreach and dialogue along nanotechnology value chains (WP 1);
· Organise engagement and dialogue at the ‘upstream’ level of research policy (WP 2);
· Enable processes of co-creation during research and innovation (WP 3);
· Professionalise nanotechnology education and training (WP 4);
· Establish a coherent programme for outreach and communication on nanotechnologies (WP 5);
· Assess the impact of the project’s activities, establish links between the various levels of governance, and provide policy feedback with a view to Horizon 2020 (WP 6).

NANODIODE consortium brings together a strong network of partners from various backgrounds and extends across Europe (representing technological and social research, industry, policy, civil society, education and media). Many partners bring their experience as coordinators or participants in earlier European projects within the NMP programme (such as NANOCHANNELS, NANOPINION, NANOEIS, OBSERVATORY NANO, and NANOHOUSE) as well as from Science in Society (NANOCODE, FRAMING NANO, NANOCAP, NANOPLAT and Nanobio-RAISE).
This allows the project to look back and identify best practices based on existing experience and make use of existing products and tools that have proven to be successful – and developing new, innovative models and tools for outreach and dialogue when necessary. The project will also look ahead towards Horizon 2020 and operationalise the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation. As Horizon 2020 unfolds, the project’s findings will feed into nanotechnology policy debates, R&D and outreach and dialogue activities on nanotechnologies.
NANODIODE will answer the following key questions to respond to the European policy mandates identified above:
· How to ensure that ‘societal impacts are examined and taken into account’?
· How to ‘foster critical reflection’ in the very early stage of research and development? How to: ‘involve citizens and civil society organizations in research and science policy’?
· What are appropriate mechanisms to include society into research practices and innovation processes?
This is why this project aims to combine downstream communication and outreach activities (to
support the next generation of innovators) with the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in the policy and research processes.
Building on experiences from previous projects NANODIODE will organise a series of innovation workshops and science debates. The underlying assumption for these activities at the level of R&D is that CSOs can learn from researchers, but researchers can learn from CSOs and Science Journalists as well. An element of this upstream learning is the CSOs’ demand for inherently safe products, which holds especially for nano-enabled products that are being placed on the market. It is imperative that existing knowledge gaps need to be addressed to allow for a reliable risk assessment. This calls for a paradigm change in risk assessment, putting the emphasis on an exposure-based risk assessment approach rather than on a hazard-based risk assessment approach. This demands a source-oriented ‘safety by design’ approach. Effective risk assessment should include the behaviour of nanomaterials along their life cycles. In addition to providing robust input to responsible policy making for nanotechnologies, these workshops are themselves also a form of social innovation, functioning as a prototype for new forms of governance at the midstream.
Dialogue, however, is not a singular concept: it is in fact a container term, covering a range of activities with different intents and purposes. Within the context of nanotechnologies, dialogue therefore requires multiple conversations between actors at various levels of governance, for instance between:
· researchers and policy makers, regarding the implementation of research objectives;
· researchers and industry, regarding the translation of research findings into tools, products and processes;
· researchers and science journalists, regarding the needs, the risks and ethical issues for the wider public
· regulators and compliers, exploring possibilities and barriers of applying the subsidiary and precautionary principles (in relation to responsible nanotechnological innovations) into practice;
· producers and consumers: regarding co-responsibility on product benefits (what responsibilities of communication do parties have; and how are these modified by known/unknown risks);
· employers and workers: co-responsibility regarding work-place safety (rules for informationsharing, identification of best practices, mechanisms of communication, etc.);
· educators/mentors and young professionals/students that are ready to make career choices, and universities and industries involved in nanotechnology applied research
NANODIODE is structured around four main programme lines along the various levels of governance identified above:
1. INSPIRE: Engagement and dialogue at the policy level to gear nanotechnologies towards addressing societal challenges (‘upstream engagement’ – WP 2);
2. CREATE: Co-creation at the level of R&D to enable responsible research and innovation (‘midstream engagement’ – WP 3);
3. EDUCATE: Innovative education strategies and activities to professionalise education and training (‘downstream’ education and training – WP 4);
4. ENGAGE: Innovative strategies and activities for interest- and curiosity driven communication of nanotechnologies (‘downstream’ outreach and dialogue – WP 5).

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Bolsa para ir ao prémio Kavli

kavli_prizeEstão abertas inscrições para cinco lugares para jornalistas para acompanharem a cerimónia dos prémios Kavli, na Noruega.

Reproduzimos de seguida a carta enviada para a ARCA (em inglês):

Win the opportunity to attend and cover the Kavli Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, Norway, 8 – 11 September 2014

Thanks to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, up to five science journalists will have the opportunity to attend the Kavli Prize in Olso, Norway, 8 – 11 September 2014.

Meet and exchange with the winners of the Kavli Prize awarded in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. -Information on the Kavli Prize www.kavliprize.no

Take part in all the events, the scientific program will include the laureates’ lectures as well as popular science lectures by some of the world’s leading science communicators.

The scholarships cover the costs of transportation from your own country and your stay in Oslo.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

The World Federation of Science Journalists oversees the competition and is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists. The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ Board, will select the five journalists on the basis of submitted work.

Candidates are asked to submit three articles or audio or video productions on astrophysics, nanoscience or neuroscience in the language of origin, and a one-page essay in English describing why they should be selected and what they will do if they win the competition.

Applications – including the applicant’s CV, coordinates, identification pages of the passport – should be sent electronically to:Kavli Prize Competition (TITLE OF YOUR MESSAGE)

WFSJEmail: info@wfsj.org
Tel.: +1 819 770-0776
www.wfsj.org

The winners will be announced at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2014

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