27 April 2022 | Pre-workshop lecture

A PhD is not enough ... How to prepare for a career in academia by Prof. Petra Rudolf

The workshop talks about the steps after a PhD or a post doctorate that one can partake in order to get a permanent position in academia.  The talk is given by acclaimed solid state physicists Professor Petra Rudolf (University of Groningen, NL) who also is a UNamur alumnae.

Prof Rudolf will discuss what a young researcher needs to achieve in her/his postdoctoral period and what consequently s/he has to consider in making his/her choice where to go (place, topic, type of supervisor,…).

Where and when ?

Venue: S01 auditorium - 2:30pm

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Prof. Petra Ruddolf was interviewed on the subjet of the impact of bias on researchers' careers for the April 2022 issue of the OMALIUS magazine. 

The full text of the interview as well as a translation in French are available here...


28 April 2022 -  Workshop programme

9:00-9:50 | Registration, breakfast and poster placement

9:50-10:00 | Opening Remarks - Welcome slides

Session 1

10:00-10:40 - Petra Rudolf | Molecular Motors and Switches at Surfaces

10:40-11:00 - Alessandra Piras | Undoped and Al-doped ZnO nanoparticles for the photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B dye

11:00-11:20 - Francesca Cecchet | Molecular films viewed by nonlinear optics: from properties to biological applications

11:20-11:40 - Coffee Break

Session 2

11:40-12:00 - Sophie Ayama-Canden | Start up, academic, big pharma: differences and opportunities

12:00-12:20 - Gipsi Lima Mendez | From (meta)genomes to networks

12:20-12:40 - Laure Morimont | Combined oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism: role and evaluation of activated protein C resistance


12:40-14:00 - Lunch Break and Poster Session


14:00-14:30 - Mina Stareva | Head of Sector - Gender, DG Research and Innovation at European Commission

14:30-14:50 - Pierre Demoitié | In charge of the BEWARE programme, Research and technology department, SPW Recherche

Session 3

14:50-15:30 - Geraldine Laloux | A close look at predation in the bacterial world

15:30-15:50 - Zoé Blockx | Interactions between APOBEC3B and adenoviruses


15:50-16:10 - Coffee Break and Poster Session


Session 4

16:10-16:30 -Diane Adjavon | Finding and navigating through a latent representation of metabolism

16:30-16:50 - Carolina Charalambous | Understanding the configuration of observed exoplanets

16:50-17:10 - Rebecca Marion | Explaining Data Visualizations Generated by Machine Learning Methods

17:10-17:30 - Alice van Helden | An interpretation of quantum physics  And yes, you can understand it !

17:30-17:35 - Closing Remarks

17:35-19:00 - Networking and Poster Session



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