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Getting to the root of the problem
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Perhaps one of the most pressing challenges facing mankind is achieving food security in a world faced with climate change, a rapidly growing global population and environmental degradation. All over the world, plant scientists are engaged in research that seeks to push crop production beyond current limits

Learning to teach- THUMB
Learning to teach - Teaching to learn
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

How do you get your students’ attention during your lectures? Perhaps you need to consider a move away from the traditional didactic delivery? Maybe you need to be more innovative in your teaching techniques?

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Standing up for the chair
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Most postdocs never get the opportunity to chair a session, let alone a session at a Gordon conference. Here, Cornelia Eisenach (University of Zurich) gives a personal account of her recent experience chairing a session at ‘Breaking Technical Limits: Electrophysiology and Cell Biology of Organellar Channels and Transporters’

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Adding value to your research experience
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Organised and presented by Sarah Blackford (Head of Education & Public Affairs, SEB) and Caroline Wood (PhD student, Sheffield University, UK), this year’s pre-conference Careers Day focussed on enhancing careers through extra-research activities and communication.