Students and Early Career Researchers Events

We are pleased to announce the following events where students and early career researchers to exchange knowledge, catch up with old friends and form new friendships during the ISEK Virtual Congress. 

Walter Herzog

Monday, July 13 at 14:15 GMT

WALTER HERZOG, Some Dos and Don’ts in Science
University of Calgary

Walter Herzog did his undergraduate training in Physical Education at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland (1979), completed his doctoral research in Biomechanics at the University of Iowa (USA) in 1985, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neuroscience and Biomechanics in Calgary, Canada in 1987. Currently, he is a Professor of Biomechanics with appointments in Kinesiology, Medicine, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine, holds the Canada Research Chair for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics, and is appointed the Killam Memorial Chair for Inter-Disciplinary Research at the University of Calgary. His research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics with emphasis on mechanisms of muscle contraction focusing on the role of the structural protein titin, and the biomechanics of joints focusing on mechanisms of onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Dr. Herzog is the recipient of the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the Dyson Award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the Muybridge Award from the International Society of Biomechanics, and recently received the Killam Prize in Engineering from the Canada Council for the Arts for his contributions to Biomedical research. He is the past president of the International, American and Canadian Societies for Biomechanics. He was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.

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Networking Day and Events
Monday July 13

Early career scientists (undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs) are invited to meet and connect with fellow scientists during the four networking events hosted during the Congress.  The events will take place on the Spatial Chat platform, a fun highly intuitive virtual space that brings the cocktail party atmosphere and easy mingling to the virtual world.

We have identified some core times when we invite everyone to meet to discuss specific topics.  The space will also be accessible throughout the day on July 13 so feel free to pop in and out to connect with who is there. 

 Career Event 1: 4:30 -5:30 GMT

  1. COVID-19 – How is the current situation in your country and institution? How are you collaborating in a virtual environment?  What solutions are you finding?
  2. Your career – Exchange with students, postdocs and faculty members around career related topics

Career Event 2: 5:45 – 6:45 GMT

  1. Your career – Exchange with students, postdocs and faculty members around career related topics
  2. Lab and PI selection – What are the deciding factors in choosing a lab or PI?

Career Event 3: 10:30 – 11:30 GMT

  1. Lab and PI selection – What are the deciding factors in choosing a lab or PI?
  2. Early career researchers and research papers – How to go about it?

    Career Event 4: 19:30 – 20:30 GMT 

    4. Early career researchers and research papers – How to go about it?

  3. How to get information / to communicate with other researchers – How do you connect?

 

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Dedicated topic specific chat rooms

Early career researchers with the opportunity to discuss current topics and exchange with one another via dedicated, topic specific chat rooms. Text-based, the chat rooms are easy to use and offer the option to send public or private chats.  They will be accessible round the clock  from the beginning of the Congress to the end in the Chat Lounge space of the Congress virtual platform.

Chat room topic 1: Studying and working in the COVID-19 environment
Chat room topic 2: Questions and advice about your career
Chat room topic 3: Lab and PI selection
Chat room topic 4: Early career research and research papers

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