First Crastina IRL Unconference in Leuven, Belgium, June 27–28 2016

On June 27–28, the networking project Crastina goes live for the first time! The First Crastina IRL Unconference brings together 16 exceptionally talented and friendly people of different ages in beautiful Leuven, one of the classic university…

Announcing the winners in the Crastina science haiku competition

We are proud to present the three winning poems in The Crastina Haiku Competition where one is about deep-sea corals, another is about microbes trapped in ice and a third is about autumn leaves.

The Crastina science haiku competition

We are happy to announce The Crastina science haiku competition! The challenge is to describe your research, alternatively your work or studies in the STEMM field, in the form of a haiku.

Darwin day celebrated all over the world on February 12

It’s time for Darwin Day! On his birthday anniversary, February 12, the father of evolutionary theory is celebrated all over the world.
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3 tips to improve your networking skills—advice from an international student

Many people tell me that they’re unable to network due to their lack of charisma and social skills, but networking is not only about that. Charisma and social skills help - mostly in terms of overcoming social awkwardness in social situations, but fortunately, networking is not purely based on your charisma. First and foremost, networking is a skill and you can learn

GapSummit 2016—a top notch networking forum for biotech people

Applications for GapSummit 2016 are now open —“Global Biotech Revolution’s flagship conference”. Alise Molotova from GBR explains why this will be a place where current and forthcoming trailblazers of the biotech world gather to shape the future – and also sharpen their networking and communication skills.
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Time to enter the 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

It’s time for the 8th year of the Dance Your Ph.D. contest. Crastina had a quick email correspondence with one of its founders, John Bohannon.