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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…

Communicating Cannabis science in a women's professional network

Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics…

How social platforms like AcademicLabs can make it easier to find the right research partners and aim high

The Belgian start-up AcademicLabs (www.academiclabs.co/#/) is the world's first research lab matchmaking platform. Here, one of the founders Arne Smolders explains why scientists need to use this platform. Have you ever had the feeling that you…

Photo on your CV or not? – the complete guide

Should you include your photo on your CV or not? This guide is a follow-up to The Crastina Column of March 2016, “The CV controversy: maybe you are asking the wrong question?”.

How Life Science Network can create networking opportunities for scientists

Life Science Network, lifescience.net, helps scientists boosting their networking skills in no-time. Here, the founder Alen Piljic explains why scientists need to join. As a scientist it is crucial to have a well established network to…
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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.