The event will take place virtually on Zoom platform, and it is open to all the scientific community and society at no charge.
The poster session will be paper-free, according to the following steps:
• Submit a Graphical Abstract on the topic you choose (more details on the abstract submission form given below).
• Tweet your poster with the title and using #JornadasCICECOPoster hashtag. Download detailed instructions here.
• Engage with your peers, answering questions and commenting other posters.
• A committee will select the 10 best posters that will have the opportunity to do a flash presentation.
Prizes will be awarded to the best presentations and poster with the largest interaction on tweeter.
A photo contest is open, according to the indications and categories described below:
• Send photos of your daily life at CICECO (dailylife@CICECO).
• Send photos/images of your scientific work (science@CICECO).
Prizes will be awarded to the best photo in each category and to the photo selected by Jornadas participants.
A PhD student video contest is open to all PhD students of CICECO. Prepare a 5-minute-long video about the goals, work and challenges faced so far on your PhD to be presented during Jornadas CICECO 2020. The name of the session is “The Tale of My PhD” and the duration is the only rule we impose. All the rest is up to you and your imagination!
Participants will be able to vote in the following categories:
• PhD student video.
• Flash oral presentation.
Engage and interact with poster authors using twitter: the most popular will also be awarded a prize!
Helena Pereira is President of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She occupied several positions related to academic and scientific administration and coordination in entities pertaining to Universities, Polytechnic Institutes and Research Institutions. She was Dean and Vice-chancellor of the Technical University of Lisbon. From 2008 to 2010, she also presided over the AMONET Association (the Portuguese Association of Female Scientists). She has a degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) awarded by the Faculty of Biology from the University of Hamburg, Germany and an aggregation degree by the Instituto Superior de Agronomia. Her field of research has been forestry and forest-based products, including bioenergy and biorefineries.
Mónica Bettencourt-Dias is a Group Leader at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal) since 2006, where she studies centriole and cilia biogenesis, homeostasis, evolution and dysregulation using a variety of approaches, model organisms and patient samples. She did her PhD with Jeremy Brockes (UCL, UK), postdoctoral research with David Glover (University of Cambridge (UK)) and a 2-year diploma course on science communication at the Birkbeck College (UK). She is a member of EMBO YIP and EMBO, having been awarded the European Eppendorf Award for young investigators, two Pfizer prizes, an ERC starting and ERC consolidator grants. Since 2018 she is the director of IGC.
I completed my PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and moved to publishing in 2012. I have worked in various disciplines including applied mathematics, materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering. I am currently an Executive Publisher at Elsevier managing a portfolio of 16 journals and the annual Tetrahedron Symposium. I have launched 2 open access journals: Materials Today Bio and Giant. In times of “publish or perish”, it’s also worth noting that between 30 and 50% of all research papers submitted to journals end up in the “desk reject” pile – where for a number of different reasons, ranging from being outside of the scope of a journal to language inadequacies, papers never even make it to the peer review stage. To address this, we give talks in different institutes and conferences around the world to support researchers to get published.
Kostas Nikolopoulos is a particle physicist who was strongly involved in the Higgs boson discovery and now tries to complete our understanding of mass generation for matter. He is also interested in inspiring the new generations of scientists and citizens. Recently he was the winner of the first ERC Public Engagement on the category Public outreach.
Federico Bella (Turin, 1987) is an associate professor of Chemistry at Politecnico of Turin and works in the field of hybrid solar cells and secondary batteries, focusing on electrolytes formulation and devices integration. He is author of 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index = 49) and he is board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division of Società Chimica Italiana. He is the 2019 recipient of the RSC Environment, Sustainability & Energy Division Early Career Award for the inventive development of photoinduced polymerization strategies for solar cells and batteries.
Dr. Hendrik Huthoff is the Head of Education at the Jena School from Microbial Communication where he is responsible for the training program of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. During his chemistry studies and his PhD research, he developed a severe anxiety disorder that had a major impact on his life despite finding ways of successfully completing his scientific work. Nowadays, he is active as a mental health advocate to improve provisions at institutes of higher education and to highlight that mental health problems can be solved with the right kind of support.
Clément Sanchez is Professor at Collège de France, holding the Chair of Chemistry of Hybrid Materials. He was Director of The “Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris” (UPMC‐Collège de France‐CNRS) (1999‐2013). He did a large part of his career as CNRS Director of Research and Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. He is currently performing research at the Collège de France in Paris. He was the recipient of national and international awards and is member of several Academies of Sciences. He is specialized in nanochemistry of nanostructured transition metal oxide based gels and hybrid materials. He studies the properties of hybrids and inorganic nanomaterials looking for applications in the domains of energy, environment biomaterials and health.
Ravi Silva is the Director of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and heads the Nano-Electronics Centre (NEC), which is an interdisciplinary research centre. The ATI has over 150 active researchers working on multidiscipline programmes with the NEC being a major research group within the institute. He joined Surrey in 1995. Ravi's secondary education was in Sri Lanka, after which he joined the Engineering Department at Cambridge University for his undergraduate and postgraduate work. He was a recipient of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship while at Cambridge and member of Clare College.
Matthew Rosseinsky has made influential discoveries in the field of materials chemistry, particularly in the synthetic chemistry of solid state electronic materials and novel microporous structures, which have applications ranging from catalysis to superconductivity. He works on the development of new methods of identifying functional materials, emphasising the integration of experiment with computational methods.He has published 390 papers, including 14 and 8 in the multidisciplinary journals Nature and Science, respectively.
João Rocha is Full Professor of Chemistry and Director of the University of Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO), the largest Materials Science Institute in Portugal. He is an ‘officer’ of the Chemistry Division of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (Chemistry), and Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chemistry Europe. He has received the prize Ferreira da Silva (highest distinction bestowed by the Portuguese Chemical Society), the Madinabeitia-Lourenço award from the Real Sociedad Española de Química, and the prize Franco-Portugais from the French Chemical Society. In 2005, he received the prize for Scientific Excellence from the Portuguese Science Foundation, and in 1990 a prize from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has published ca. 500 papers that received ca. 19,000 citations (Scopus).
|08:45||Welcome of participants|
|09:00||Opening of Jornadas CICECO 2020|
Vice-Rector Prof. Artur Silva, Prof. Armando Silvestre, Prof. João Dias and Prof. Rui Silva
|SESSION • THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE • PART 1|
|09:20||CICECO: an overview and its future |
Prof. João Rocha
|10:00||Talks by CICECO Advisory Board members on specific science topics|
Prof. Clément Sanchez
Prof. Ravi Silva
|SESSION • SCIENCE FUNDING, R&D PRIORITY LINES AND HOW TO ENGAGE THE GENERAL PUBLIC|
|11:00||Financial support for research and new priority fields of knowledge |
Prof. Helena Pereira
|11:40||Where mass comes from? Engaging the public with scientific research|
Prof. Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
|SESSION • THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE • PART 2|
|14:20||Talks by CICECO Advisory Board members on specific science topics |
Prof. Matthew Rosseinsky
|14:40||The future of publishing in a diverse and connected world|
Dr. Leanne Mullen
|15:10||The tale of my PhD (video presentations of PhD works)|
|SESSION • CICECO RESEARCH|
|16:30||Best posters (10 flash oral presentations)|
|SESSION • COVID-19: FACTS VERSUS MYTHS|
|17:30||What the public expects from scientists and how to weed the facts out of the myths |
Prof. Mónica Bettencourt-Dias
|18:10||Closing of Day 1|
|SESSION • WE ARE THE FUTURE OF CICECO (ONLY FOR PhD STUDENTS)|
|09:30||How to avoid easy rejection of your PhD papers!|
Prof. Federico Bella
|09:30||Looking after your mental health during your PhD|
Dr. Hendrik Huthoff
|10:50||Group discussion about hot topics in science|
|SESSION • PhD FUTURE CHALLENGES (OPEN TO EVERYONE)|
|14:00||Welcome by the PhD students organizing committee|
|14:05||Challenges for the next decade / Panel discussion live broadcast|
|SESSION • AWARDS AND CLOSING SESSION|
Flash oral/poster and PhD videos awards
|16:00||Closing of Jornadas CICECO 2020|