DISSEMINATION & OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
The training activities go in parallel with building up a strong network between supervisors and fellows that will continue after completion of the project.
Moreover, every appointed ESR will be expected to acquire the expertise and managerial capacities required to render them appealing candidates for the subsequent enrolment either within the companies involved in TRANSMIT or within health institutions and Academia. All ESRs involved in the project will be expected to become trained in complementary skills such as science communication and network relationship building, including those with patients associations and families.
To understand the importance of both communication and dissemination within the H2020 programme, you can consult the EU Guide to Science Communication in the video down below.
TRANSMIT SYMPOSIUM 2020
“FOSTERING APPLICATIVE DISCOVERIES IN CANCER METABOLISM:
PATIENTS MEET TRANSMIT RESEARCHERS”
BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), JANUARY 17-18, 2020
A two-day scientific symposium specifically addressed to patients, their families and associations/foundations was held at the UCL campus in Brussels (Belgium) on January 17-18, 2020.The main goal of this conference was to exchange the most up-to-date knowledge advances regarding cancer metabolism crossing the gap/bridge between patients and researchers. The target audience of this symposium was patients, clinicians, and researchers. It is intended as a bidirectional and challenging communication from patients to researchers, and vice versa.
After the welcome and introduction speech, the stage was given to the people representing the only ultimate reason for cancer research, i.e. patients and associations. Further, researchers with different expertise shared with young students and patients the deep understanding of both basic and translational research in this multifaceted challenge that is the untangling of cancer metabolism. Find out more here.
ESRs PARTICIPATION AT THE DYNAMO CAMP OPEN DAY
LIMESTRE (ITALY), OCTOBER 5-6, 2019
Right after the INNOVA course, ESRs attended the Dynamo Camp Open Day in Limestre, Pistoia (Italy). They had the opportunity to meet the Dynamo staff and volunteers that years after years have been able to develop and expand a unique and extraordinary enterprise. Dynamo Camp is a non-profit association that promotes and manages worldwide vacation camps specifically designed for children and teens suffering from chronic and serious illnesses. Dynamo Camp now serves young patients affected by oncological and chronic blood diseases (thalassaemia, haemophilia, anaemia, drepanocytosis, thrombocytopenia), spina bifida, diabetes, leukaemia, neuro-psychomotor disabilities and rare syndromes. The Camp is free of charge for children from 6 to 17 years old and their families. Recreation therapy is the scientific basis that inspires the camps activities. For Dynamo, recreation therapy means participating to an exciting adventure, sharing unforgettable experiences with peers and gaining self-confidence.
EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT 2019
TRANSMIT participated again in the European Researchers’ Night held in Bologna (Italy) on September 27, 2019. This year, however, attendance at the event was on behalf of the entire TRANSMIT Consortium. Unlike the previous edition, our Early Stage Researchers were not able to take part in the local event organised in their working country, since that same week they were attending the Aegean international conference on “Tumor Microenvironment and Cellular Stress: Signaling, Metabolism, Imaging and Therapeutic Targets” in Crete (Greece), one of the mandatory conferences scheduled in their Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP).
Despite this, the UNIBO Coordination Team decided that TRANSMIT would be participating this year anyway. The project was present at the local event held in Bologna (Italy) on September 27, representing the Consortium and the project as a whole. Find out more here.
DISSEMINATION ACTIVITY IN A HIGH SCHOOL (IN COLLABORATION WITH FUV)
MILAN, MAY 4, 2019
On May 4, 2019, during the third day of the course in Science Communication and Dissemination organised by FUV, our ESRs were involved in a dissemination activity in a high school as part of the practical sessions. It was both a training and dissemination activity at the same time. TRANSMITers were given the task of presenting a talk to a fourth class of the linguistic high school of the Virgilio Institute (Liceo Virgilio), located in Milan. Find out more here.
EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT 2018
The European Researchers’ Night is an important dissemination event to bring science closer to people. This year it took place on September 28 in over 340 cities across Europe and beyond! Most of our ESRs attended the local event organised in their host country. You can see some pictures of the night and read some comments and impressions by our TRANSMITers here.
POSTER, EXHIBITION STAND AND VIDEO-INTERVIEWS
AT THE ABCAM CONFERENCE
The TRANSMIT ESRs, who unanimously decided to adopt the informal nickname of TRANSMITers, attended their first international conference all together: the Abcam Conference on Cancer and Metabolism, held at the Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on June 25-27, 2018. During the conference, our TRANSMITers presented a collective poster in the dedicated session. To see some pictures click here.
Along with the poster, our TRANSMITers were also involved in dissemination activities. A TRANSMIT exhibition stand was set up for the entire duration of the conference: TRANSMITers were called to preside it during coffee breaks, giving their support and scientific know-how to present the project to the conference attendees. See some pictures here.
During the conference, TRANSMITers also had some brief video-interviews to introduce themselves (pair interviews either between ESR and PI or between ESRs). Watch the video-interviews here.