Registration BLAM 2024
The Biology in Lund Annual Meeting (BLAM) meeting brings all biologists in Lund together during a two-day conference where our science is presented and discussed. This year the meeting is from 4–5 April. The last day to register is 26 February 2024 at midnight.
All workshops are held on 4 April between 9.00 and 12.00 at the Department of Biology.
Reproducible research & Data management
Led by Dag Ahrén, Nikolay Oskolokov & Giulia Ribeiro
How to become your own best collaborator. Get introduced to some of the most popular tools for organising, documenting and sharing your research files and data with your future self as well as the rest of the scientific community.
How to review a paper
Led by Colin Olito, Emily O'Connors & Johan Nilsson
The workshop will start with a general introduction to scientific publishing from the point of view of the journal. Then, a short talk and demonstration from the point of view of the editor. Finally, a talk about the perspective of the reviewer, and what makes for a good or bad review
CVs, Research Funding, and you: Strategies and best practice
Led by John Phillips
Writing funding applications is a key part of any academic career, and presenting your own achievements in the best possible light is very important for many funders. But what do these funders actually look for in your CV? What is essential, and what is irrelevant? At this interactive workshop, you will learn about how CVs are assessed by funding agencies, how best to present your own, and how to consider the requirements from funders when developing your career. The workshop will include presentations and small group work, and you will need to submit material in advance (details will be made available after registration has closed).
Communicate with posters
Led by Inger Ekström
We focus on how to learn to make and design a scientific poster, a graphic representation capable of explaining briefly and in a pleasant and light way, a project or a scientific experience. The importance of this type of communication and some useful keys. The focus will be on graphic design and typography.
Ideation: Find new ways and new ideas- with LU Innovation
Led by Lisa Evyr and Vigdis Vandvik
Are you curious about innovation and entrepreneurship but don’t know how to start? Would you like to see your research become implemented in society? Do you wonder how people come up with business ideas? This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to get started!
During this workshop, you will get insight into different tools and tricks to create ideas, figure out if the idea can work and how you can find your users or customers that can benefit from your research. You do not need to prepare anything before the workshop, nor do you need to have an idea. Join the workshop and get inspired! The innovation developers Lisa Evyr and Peter Franck from LU Innovation are looking forward to meeting you.
How to generate a creative research environment
10.00–12.00, coffee from 09.45. Led by Fredric Carlsson and Helena Westerdahl
A creative and exciting research-group environment is key to producing creative and successful PhD students.
How can you as a PI create and maintain such environments, and what can they look like?
How can the department best support your ability to do so?
We will meet researchers with rather different backgrounds and listen to their strategies and thoughts on this topic. One of the invited researchers is the Professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Hanna Johannesson, and we can really recommend listening to her ‘Sommarprat 17 August 2023 (in Swedish at Sveriges Radios website)’ for inspiration. Then we will reflect on our own research environments in smaller groups and finally have a panel discussion.