Scientific communication for early career scientists workshop

Would you like to improve your spoken and written scientific presentation skills?

Are you wondering how to make your CV and application stand out from the crowd? Would you like practical experience in a job interview? Have you thought about improving your online image?

This three-day workshop between 8-10 October 2019 will explore all of the above, and more, in a series of lectures and practical hands-on exercises.

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Preference will be given to early career scientists at the MSc, PhD, or Postdoc level.

Key dates

  • The application deadline for participants: 3 June 2019
  • Notification to selected applicants: 21 June 2019
  • Conference runs 8-10 October 2019


We regret that there is no financial support available for this workshop. Applicants are expected to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses during the workshop.

Ahmed Elkot – Researcher, Wheat Research Department, Field Crops Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Egypt

Ahmed holds a PhD in Biotechnology from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India, after securing an Indian Counsel of Agricultural Research (ICAR) International Fellowship. During his Phd he worked on marker assisted transfer of novel powdery mildew resistance genes from the diploid wheat Triticum boeoticum to hexaploid bread wheat.

He won a World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) postdoctoral fellowship to pursue his work in PAU on mapping and transferring disease resistance genes from wild relatives of wheat to cultivated wheat. He has significant international experience and was recently awarded a Newton-Mosharafa grant in collaboration with colleagues here at the John Innes Center.

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