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JoLS initiative highlighted – Medisch Contact, UMC Utrecht
The Journal of Life Sciences, a postdoc community initiative, and my role and goal as a co-founder of the journal has been highlighted by several Dutch institutions.
University Medical Center Utrecht (Dutch) – [PDF}
Department of Infection & Immunity (English) – [PDF]
Webinar online on demand – How to do a great peer review
This Nature Careers webinar is now available to view as video-on-demand. link
Ambassador of the month, at Immunopaedia
Immunopaedia is an educational website that promotes cutting-edge knowledge and research in basic and clinical immunology worldwide.
I’m very proud to be selected as the ambassador of the month at Immunopaedia for my contributions towards immunology education. link
Author in ‘Voices from the pandemic’ – Cell Reports Medicine
Cell Reports Medicine presents 11 voices from current trainees, including medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows, who reflect on how the pandemic altered their research, practice, and learning and, in the process, changed them.
I was one of those 11 voices, and for me the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that planning for unforeseen circumstances should be incorporated in our PhD/Post-doc training
All the voices can be found here
Presenting a webinar about peer-review with Nature Careers
With great enthusiasm I will be presenting my experience, in a Nature Careers organized webinar, on generating a peer review experience for postdocs by starting a new scientific journal, the Journal of Life Sciences. This webinar will be on the 8th of April 3pm UK-time
more info and registration form can be found here: link
Breaking News item – Immunopaedia
With great interest I read about the new insights regarding the role of type I interferon in severe COVID-19 disease. Diminished IFN-I production, inborn errors in regulation of the IFN-I response and the production of neutralizing IFN-I autoantibodies could play a role in severe COVID-19 disease in patients outside of the typical risk group.
I briefly highlighted these new findings in a breaking news item on Immunopaedia, a website promoting immunology education worldwide.
Column in Nature
The idea was that, in addition to publishing scientific articles, JoLS would give postdocs an opportunity to acquire some essential skills in reviewing and editing.
Launch of yNVVI
The yNVVI is the Dutch Society of Young Immunologists
Our goal is to bring together all early career immunologists within the Dutch Society of Immunology. We’ll focus on how to improve early career researchers (ECR) research culture and ultimately their science.
Found our pitch at the annual NVVI conference here:
JoLS initiative mentioned by US National Postdoc Association
JoLS is the first of its kind—a journal entirely run by postdoctoral scholars from universities and research institutes across the world.
Together, JoLS members have built a unique and independent platform to support and enhance the postdoctoral experience in the life sciences. In addition to publishing high-quality articles, the journal offers abundant learning opportunities to new postdoctoral trainees, promising graduate and undergraduate students—including participation in scientific writing, peer-reviewing and editing—that wish to build a compelling scientific resume