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Newsletter  |  July 5, 2016

New board member

Carlo R. Largiadèr, vice director of the University Institute of Clinical Chemistry (UKC) at the Inselspital, has joined the Scientific Executive Board (SEB) of SystemsX.ch. He replaces the former member Hans-Uwe Simon from the University of Bern. SystemsX.ch would like to thank Hans-Uwe Simon for his commitment and welcomes Carlo R. Largiadèr to the board.
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Travel grants ICSB 2016 in Barcelona

The International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) 2016 will take place from September 16–20 in Barcelona. SystemsX.ch is one of the event’s sponsors and is offering 5 travel grants for PhD students or postdocs. To be eligible for a grant, you must present a poster at the conference. If you are interested, please send an email to eavan.dorcey(at)systemsx.ch. The grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. More information on ICSB 2016 and registration »

Recommendations for systems biology education

The international networks ERASysAPP and ISBE have jointly published a paper with their recommendations for Masters-level curricula in systems biology. “Strategies for structuring interdisciplinary education in systems biology: a European perspective” was published at the end of May in the online journal npj Systems Biology. The paper aims to contribute to a more standardized structure of Masters courses in Europe, and with it to a more clearly defined profile of tomorrow’s systems biologists. 
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Career development for young scientists

This year’s SystemsX.ch retreat at Schloss Münchenwiler focused on career development – a very important topic for PhD students and postdocs alike. The aim of the retreat was to give participants not only the specific tools but also the space to reflect on their own situations, values and prospective career choices.
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