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Workshop: Scientific Writing

How to present science and publish in high impact factor journals ;)


Sep 06, 2023 to Sep 07, 2023 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)



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  • Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023, 09:00-17:00
  • Thursday, Sep 7, 2023, timeslots for individual counselling
  • online
  •  Doctoral students, PostDocs
  • Dr. Michele Marass
  • English



The goal of the course is to help improve the impact of your scientific output in an efficient manner. Participants will learn important writing tips and receive feedback from a scientific editor, with a focus on the most crucial parts of a manuscript. In addition, participants will learn how to create a memorable scientific poster for impressing your audience at conferences. The instructor will also give an overview of the publication landscape and the reasoning behind first editorial decisions, to better understand the key aspects assessed by scientific evaluators. There will also be interactive activities such as "choose the best title" to "make an editorial decision." On day two, theory will be put into practice. In individual meetings, the instructor and participant will discuss the participant’s abstracts or cover letter. Abstracts and cover letters should be provided at least one week before the course begins.


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The instructor

Michele Marass has a master's degree in industrial biotechnology and a PhD in cardiovascular development from the Max Planck Institute. He’s published in several scientific journals such as Nature, Blood, eLife, PNAS and Development. As a senior editor at Nature Communications, he handled translational and clinical manuscripts in the cardiovascular field. His other contributions include planning and execution of Nature Conferences and Nature Masterclass workshops. Moreover, he was the leader of the Clinical and Pharma Community across all Nature Portfolio journals. Currently, he is an editorial consultant and scientific advisor at the Max Planck Society, assisting in grant writing and the publication process.