Activities at the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics:
Student workshop “Get prepared to apply to competitive postdoctoral fellowships”
The Student Committee organized a special session about getting prepared to apply for competitive postdoctoral fellowships, and has been honoured to count with the expertise of Mr Jesús Rojo, Spanish National Contact Point for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) Actions. With a pretty crowded room and a dynamic round table, the session provided very useful recommendations to maximize the chances to obtain one of the best European fellowships for early academic carrier development.
An important take-home message was that YOUNGEST RESEARCHERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCES TO GET FUNDED, and for those who are looking for opportunities in 2018, here is a link to institutional expressions of interest to support MSC fellowship applications: www.net4mobility.eu
The ESB Student evening took place at the restaurant La Raza in a very friendly ambiance. The wonderful ESB Student community rapidly turned the event into a great rendez-vous with good mood and unformal social interactions. For some of the students, the party continued in other bars of Seville 😉
ESB Mobility awards
Forewords: Don’t miss the opportunity!
ESB Mobility awards provides relevant funding to ESB students to gain research experience abroad for a period of about three months. It stands for a unique opportunity to broaden candidate’s research experience beyond the usual PhD environment. Nowadays, early mobility experience is fundamental for scientific career development. Seize the opportunity and be prepared to apply to forthcoming 2018 ESB Mobility Award that will be announced in the next months. Application rules for the 2017 can be consulted at https://esbiomech.org/student-section/esb-mobility-award/
2017 ESB Mobility Award
This year, the ESB mobility award was won by Karen Mys (https://esbiomech.org/student-section/esb-mobility-award/esb-mobility-award-winners-2017/). Karen will move from KU Leuven, Belgium where she is doing her PhD thesis with Prof Harry van Lenthe, to the AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland, where she will spend three months. During this time, she will be collaborating with Dr Boyko Gueorguiev Rüegg where she will compare innovative cone-beam computed tomography with high-resolution peripheral quantitative tomography for the development of bone finite element models.
Testimony Feihu Zhao, 2016 ESB Mobility Award winner
“I would like thank European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) for the mobility award, which allowed me to have a 3-month visiting in Prof. Damien Lacroix’s group at the University of Sheffield. I worked in INSIGNEO Institute for in silico medicine, which has a quite international, dynamic and friendly environment. In particularly, I like the organisation of INSIGNEO institute, where researchers from different departments work together. It is very convenient to communicate with others, who even belong to a different department but share the same interests on techniques. It is not only good for trouble shooting, but also beneficial for inspiration of new ideas. Outside of work, I took this opportunity to travel to London and Edinburgh during the weekends, and it was a nice experience. Finally about the weather, actually it was quite good during my stay in Sheffield (not as rainy as I imagined). Overall, it was an amazing experience in Sheffield both on research and life.”
Public list of labs for ESB members
The ESB Student Committee gives now the opportunity to ESB members to have their labs publicly listed on the ESB webpage (the current lab list can only be consulted by ESB members). Should you be interested, please contact us: https://esbiomech.org/student-section/
In July, the ESB Student Committee has enabled the official Twitter account of the ESB: https://twitter.com/ESBiomech (@ESBiomech). Stay connected!
Chair of the ESB Education and Student Committee