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Saturday, September 22 • 12:15pm - 2:15am
Career Session B1 - Career Options lunch

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Saturday, 22 September, 12:15-14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant 

 

Scientists who have chosen career paths outside academic research will lead this interactive lunchtime session and talk about their jobs, allowing participants to gain an insight into some of the career options available.  The session is organised as round-table discussion over lunch with speakers highlighting different career paths.

 

Confirmed speakers include:

1. Science Management: Martine Avella, Grant Project Officer, Institute Biology Valrose, Nice

2. Science Policy: Michele Garfinkel, EMBO, Heidelberg

3. Industry 1: Hervé Groux, CEO at Immunosearch, Grasse, Côte d'Azur

4. Industry 2: Philippe Couttet, Lab Head, Novartis, Basel

5. Regulatory Affairs: Annalisa Vezzaro, Regulatory Affairs assistant, ABC Farmaceutici Spa, Ivrea (Turin)

6. Science Education: Sophie Chabanis-Davidson, Science Teacher at European School Karlsruhe

7. Public Affairs: Sarah Blackford, Head of Education and Public Affairs, Society for Experimental Biology, Lancaster (UK)

8. Scientific Publishing: Anke Sparmann, The EMBO Journal, Heidelberg (DE)

9. Scientific Sales/ Marketing: Pierre Lacaze, Sales & Marketing Director, Eurogentec, Liège (BE)

 

Cost for this event: €20

Register now to attend this networking lunch

 


Speakers
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Martine Avella

Grant Project Officer, Institute Biology Valrose
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant   Martine Avella is a Project Officer at the Institute of Biology Valrose in Nice. She is in charge of optimizing the creative phase of grant applications in response to calls in order to maximize funding chances. Her work involves setting up, editing and harmonizing convincing and focused projects for submission to public or private agencies. Her mission... Read More →
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Sarah Blackford

Head of Education and Public Affairs, Society for Experimental Biology
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant   Sarah Blackford is Head of Education & Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), an international learned society based in London. Sarah plays a key role in SEB’s public relations and policy advocacy at the national and wider European level. This involves coordinating consultations, drafting policy documents and representing... Read More →
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Sophie Chabanis-Davidson

Science Teacher, European School Karlsruhe
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant    nitially trained as a biochemist, Sophie Chabanis-Davidson spent 10 years as a researcher at EMBL and Heidelberg University after completing a PhD in Paris France. Her long-term interest in teaching and communication of science, was developed further when she taught during her PhD and at EMBL.  The European Learning Laboratory for the Life... Read More →
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Philippe Couttet

Lab Head, Novartis
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant   Philippe Couttet is a Research Investigator, heading the Pathway Integration Lab, at the Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research in Basel.  | He studied Biochemistry at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. During his PhD, Philippe studied the mechanisms of mRNA degradation pathways in mammals (Institut Jacques Monod, CNRS, Paris). Then he... Read More →
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Michele Garfinkel

EMBO
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant  Monday September 24, 2012 18:30 - 18:35 @ Rhodes 6    Michele Garfinkel is the manager of the Science Policy Programme at the European Molecular Biology Organization. Previously she was a policy analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute, where she worked on societal issues related to the emerging technologies of genomics, particularly... Read More →
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Hervé Groux

CEO, Immunosearch
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant 
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Pierre Lacaze

Sales & Marketing Director, Eurogentec
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant    Pierre Lacaze is the Sales & Marketing Director, Research Reagents, Eurogentec (BE). As such he is responsible for a group of 50 people who actively market Genomics and Proteomics products and services worldwide. A plant geneticist by training, he quickly moved into Business Development after his Ph.D. which he undertook at Sanofi. Pierre has... Read More →
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Anke Sparmann

Editor, EMBO
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant  Sunday September 23, 2012 13:15 - 14:15 @ Agora 2    Anke Sparmann is a professional editor at The EMBO Journal, with a background in signal transduction and chromatin & transcription.  During her post-doctoral work, completed before her move to publishing, she focused on analyzing dynamic changes of Polycomb-complex... Read More →
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Annalisa Vezzaro

Regulatory Affairs assistant, ABC Farmaceutici Spa
Saturday, 22 September, 12:15 - 14:15 @ Le Mykonos Restaurant    Annalisa Vezzaro is a Regulatory Affairs assistant since 2011 at ABC Farmaceutici, an Italian pharmaceutical company located near Turin. As a Regulatory Affairs assistant, she helps ensuring that the company complies with all the regulations concerning the business of the company (e.g. the launch and the maintenance of a medicinal product in the... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:15pm - 2:15am
Le Mykonos Restaurant

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