Preliminary programme Pre-Retreat 3 May 2023

Are you a PhD-candidate or a post-doctoral fellow, and are you contemplating whether and how to continue your career in or outside academia? Either way, to prepare yourself optimally for the labour market, it is imperative that you identify and recognize your own potential, wishes and possibilities.  Join the workshop 'Your career: what's next?'. This Pre-Retreat can be combined with the Genetics Retreat on 4 and 5 May 2023 or taken separately. 

The workshop aims to provide:

  • a broad perspective on career possibilities & advancement for participants; 
  • insight into orientation in the job market & planning your professional future; 
  • help in discovering your passions & to uncover your strengths; 
  • a boost of your self-confidence & reduce uncertainties you may have; 
  • access to valuable tools for personal & professional development and skills. 

The workshop hosts a selection of young, international speakers, who are willing to share their insights on relevant topics related to the next steps in your career via a series of interactive sessions. This is a preliminary programme, details may still change. 

  • John Creemers (KU Leuven): Skills & career advancement, in- & outside academia
  • Berta Cillero Pastor (Maastricht University): Women in science; novel Recognition & Rewards
  • Rachel van Swelm (Radboudumc Nijmegen, Grant Office): European post-doc funding; calls/strategies/planning
  • Lara Hochfeld (University of Bonn, Gilead Sciences): From Rolduc to Medical Scientific Liaison
  • Rocío Acuña Hidalgo (Nostos Genomics, Berlin): Founding your own company

This workshop is sponsored by the University Fund Limburg and the Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences of Maastricht University

Preliminary programme Genetics Retreat 4-5 May 2023

What to expect at the Genetics Retreat on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2023?

  • oral presentations by PhD students about their ongoing research;
  • prof. René Bernards, keynote address on Thursday evening;
  • optional: jubilee programme on Thursday, 16.00 - 17.30 hours
    You can make your choice in the registration form
    - beer tasting at Brewery Rolduc (max. 30 participants, first come, first serve); watch the video of the brewers on Youtube;
    - guided abbey tour;
  • social evening in the arched cellar with a unique surprise on Thursday night;
  • surprise break on Friday morning.

The final version of the programme will be published here shortly.

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