Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences



Workshop on scientific communication at the Nencki Institute

We cordially invite you to participate in the scientific communication workshop conducted by prof. Aleksandra Pękowska and dr Alicja Puścian.

We will examine the ins and outs of giving a great scientific talk to get you ready for the big day –  PhD students’ conference .

The workshops will be held on Oct 4th, 2021 (Monday), 10:15-16:00

There will be some very special guests from King’s College London, Nencki and Yale. It is going to be an interactive and fun event. And lunch is on us, so you can leave your tupperware at home.

Participation at the workshop will be awarded with 0.5 ECTS.

Scientific communication workshop program

When: Oct 4 th , 2021 (Monday), 10:15-16:00
Where: Neurobiology Center (CN) lecture hall in the main building + Zoom Webinar platform (for
those who are unable to attend in person)

Chairs: Aleksandra Pękowska & Alicja Puścian

10:15 – 10:30 – Introduction by Aleksandra Pękowska
Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics, Nencki Institute of Experimental
Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences
10:30 – 11:30 – “What holds us back: key issues with giving scientific talks”
Discussion panel with Laura Andreae
King’s Collage London & FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

11:30 – 11:45 SHORT BREAK

11:45 – 12:45 – “Unique presentation formats” (virtual presentation, flash talks/pitch talks, scientific
communications with broader public e.g. TEDx)
Lecture by Ali Jawaid
Nencki-EMBL Partnership for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders – BRAINCITY
12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK – Pizza Time
14:00 – 15:00 “Facing the dragon of public speaking”
Interactive session with Alicja Puścian
Nencki-EMBL Partnership for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders – BRAINCITY
15:00 – 15:50 – “How (not) to give a talk”
Lecture by Jessica Cardin
Yale University
15:50 – 16:00 – Closing remarks