5th STSMs call OPEN

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 12:47

Dear COSTers,

the 5th STSMs call is open for submission. Please find all details in the pdf document available on this page. For further info and enquiries please contact the STSM coordinator, Prof. Maria Francesca Ottaviani (

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Registration for 1st Action webinar OPEN

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 08:52

Dear COSTers,

you and your co-workers (including Master and PhD students) are all nvited to register to our 1st Action webinar by clicking on the link below:

Please keep in mind that REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY as the link to the webinar event will be sent ONLY to those who registered. Registration is also required for reporting to the EC.

Let's go ahead with registration and contribute to this great webinar series initiative!

1st Action webinar launched

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 19:18

Dear COSTers,

the first of our Action webinar series will be held on February 17, 2021, starting at 4 pm on Zoom.

For the training session, Prof. Lajosh Balogh will give a lecture on  "Manuscript preparation and publications - the basics."
In his talk, Prof. Balogh  (his CV is available for download on this page) will discuss the following topics:

  • relations of science and publications;
  • the hierarchy of what we know;
  • the role of publications and the cycle of scientific research;
  • practical steps (the basic process of writing a manuscript, principles, title, abstract, closing);
  • typical mistakes to avoid; and, 
  • the editorial process and rules of rejection.

For the dissemination session, Dr. Rinea Barbir (PhD student in the group of our WG2 leader Dr. Ivana Vinković Vrček and recipient of an STSM grant) will give a talk on "Steady-state fluorescence quenching method for evaluation of nano-bio interactions".

You are all invited to join the webinar. Details on how to register and join the event will be sent soon.

See you all on Zoom!

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A series of webinars to ensure continuing education and dissemination in our Action

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 11:21

Dear COSTers,

Given the terrible ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Action CG, during the last virtual meeting hold on Jan 29, 2021,  decided to launch a continuing series of webinars on subjects focused on the Actions WGs.

These seminars will be held on a regular once-a-month basis. The WG leaders and vice leaders will be in charge organizing and managing the webinars pertaining to their own WG. The invitation containing all webinar information will be sent in due time to all Action members by the webinar organizers.

Please note that:

1) Each webinar will consist in a training part (i.e., a lecture offered by a senior scientist) and a dissemination part, in which young participants (e.g., early carrier investigators (ECI) and PhD students) will present her/his scientific work and results achieved within the Action. In particular, all scientists who benefitted from STSMs (including PhD students, ECIs and senior scientists) will be invited to contribute to the dissemination part of the webinars.

2) The total length of the seminar will be 1.5 hours. In detail, the first hour will be devoted to a training presentation + Q&A time, while the dissemination part will last 30 minutes (also featuring a Q&A part at the end of the presentation).

3) The training part should not have a general character but should be rather focused on specific topics (e.g., a synthetic method, a specific characterization technique, an in vitro/in vivo methodology, one a given issue in standardization/regulation etc.).

4) Industrial partners from within and possibly outside the action will also be involved in the training part of the webinars, in order to foster one of the action pillars.

5) All webinars will be recorded and posted on an Action YouTube channel, in order to comply with general public dissemination. The presentation slides will be hosted on the Action website on a dedicated page.

6) Individual presence at these webinars will be noted, as for other previous “in person” action initiatives (e.g., Action conference, WG meetings, etc.), as participant statistics constitute important Action data for the EC.

Your action chair and myself (as vice chair and dissemination manager) strongly and heartily urge you to join this initiative, both in the active and passive mode on a regular basis. It is our duty to act and support our Action in these unprecedented times.

On behalf of the entire CG members

See you all on Zoom soon

Barbara Klajnert-Maculewicz and Sabrina Pricl

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