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Membership of the Marie Curie Alumni Association ( is free of charge, and open to any past or present Marie Curie researcher; i.e. any past or current beneficiary of funding under any of the past or present schemes proposed as part of the European Commission's Marie Curie program, which encourages international mobility among researchers. Almost 100 000 researchers have already benefitted from the program and this number is rising fast.

The MCAA Career Development Seminar takes place between 10:00 and 17:00 at the Ton 2nd May 2016. The focus of the Seminar is dealing with the choices you face after finishing your PhD or Postdoc. The program is:

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Speech
Dr. Helke Hillebrand,
Academic Coordinator and Dean of Graduate Studies, EMBL
Dr. Brian Cahill, Chair of MCAA
10:15 – 11:00 EMBO’s programs for Young Investigators and Gender Equality
Dr. Gerlind Wallon
Deputy Director of EMBO.
11:00 – 11:30 Tea break
11:30 – 12:15 Career development patterns: from Erasmus to ERC,
Dario Pellizzon
Research Office of Ca’ Foscari University Venice
12:15– 12:45 Responsible conduct of research,
Dr. Michele Garfinkel,
Science Policy Programme Manager at EMBO
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:00 MCAA Bridging Science and Business Working Group,
Dr. Claudia Delgado Simao,
Chair of the MCAA BSB Working Group.
14:00 – 14:15 Career Progression: Academia to Industry,
Dr. Danilo Maddalo,
Laboratory Head at Novartis in Basel.
14:15 – 14:30 Tailoring your research skills for a career in industry,
Dr. Michelle Yegres,
Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow at Roche Diagnostics.
14:30 – 14:45 Management of industry-academia partnerships,
Dr. Vitor Vieira,
MCAA Member and CEO of inova DE.
14:45 – 15:00 Starting a business using the EXIST program,
Dr. Dennis Fink,
CEO of the Science Communication startup mediomix.
15:00 – 15:15 Panel Discussion
15:15 – 15:45 Tea break
15:45 – 16:15 Engaging with non-government organizations:
Chemists without Borders
Dr. Marco Masia, MCAA Vice Chair
16:15 – 17:00 Pension Information for Mobile Researchers,
Claudia Wegner-Wahnschaffe
Project Manager at

A small participation fee of 25€ is necessary to cover our costs.

The seminar will take place at Klaus Tschira Auditorium ( of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre. Details of travelling to EMBL Heidelberg can be found here:
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