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SymbNET Career development events

28 October 2021

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SymbNET Career Development Events



October 28th

15:00-16:00 (WET) // 16:00-17:00 (CET)

SymbNET virtual career development event for PhD students


An online event where PhD students will meet two Group Leaders at different stages of their careers and have the opportunity to discuss with them topics such as: 

- the paths that led them to their current positions;

- how they achieved their career goals;

- how to decide on which post-doc to do after a PhD and how this decision may define the transition to PI level;

- the soft skills needed to be a successful PI and the importance of starting to invest on developing and exercising those ahead of time.

Event is open to all PhD students of SymbNET and COLife, but registration is mandatory. Please register here.

Invited speakers:

Lisa Maier, Drug-Microbiome-Host Interactions Lab, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Website

Lisa is a biochemist and infection biologist by training. She received her PhD from the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich in 2014. During her postdoc in the laboratory of Nassos Typas at EMBL Heidelberg, she developed high-throughput methods for the systematic investigation of drug-microbiome interactions. Since 2019, she has been leading her independent research group at the University Hospital Tübingen. In her lab, she investigates whether drugs can be used to specifically modulate the human microbiome.


Miguel PrudêncioPlasmodium Infection & Anti-malarial Interventions, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Website 

Miguel completed his PhD in Biochemistry in the UK in 2000, followed by a post-doc on protein-protein interactions in The Netherlands until 2004. He started researching in the field of malaria in 2005 and became Group Leader of iMM in 2013. In 2019 he was appointed Invited Associate Professor of the Fac. Medicine, Univ. Lisbon. Miguel’s research focuses on infection by Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, with a particular emphasis on the translational exploitation of the liver stage of its life cycle for anti-malarial intervention.


Event is open to all PhD students of SymbNET and COLife, but registration is mandatory. Please register here.



Karina Xavier, FCG-IGC

Leonor Ruivo, FCG-IGC

Mariana G Simões, SymbNET, FCG-IGC

Rachel Coulthard-Graf, EMBL

Patricia Cabezas, EMBL

Margarida Trindade, ITQB NOVA




Start: 28 October 2021
End: 28 October 2021
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (FCG-IGC)

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