Organized under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Bucharest, on 4-5 June, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Presidency Conference (MSCA) has been for several years now a flagship event for the MSCA Programme.
On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the President’s Address and Reception was hosted in the City and Guilds Building of the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London.
This was President Alice Gast’s fifth annual address to the College community. This annual event also provides an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements and external accolades of Imperial’s staff and alumni.
This year, qBionano’s Mattias was an awardee, recognized for outstanding achievements in policy engagement. This includes his recent invited contribution at the Houses of Parliament. More examples of his recent policy engagements are available here.
The full text of the President’s Address is available here and some photos from the evening are available below.
On January 21, qBionano’s Mattias represented the Marie Curie Alumni Association in a panel debate entitled “How Researchers & Publishers Can Collaborate In The Move Towards Open Science” organized by Elsevier in Amsterdam. Below is the full video from the event. Mattias also shares a summary of key take-away messages in this blog post.
On September 21, a half-day workshop was held at Imperial College London to discuss the changing landscape of research assessment. The workshop was introduced by Prof Nick Jennings, followed by presentations from Prof Stephen Curry on DORA (slides here) and Dr Lizzie Gadd on responsible metrics, before finishing with a panel discussion which also included Dr Karen Rowlett, Dr John Tregoning and qBionano’s Dr Mattias Björnmalm. This panel discussion was chaired by Prof Chris Jackson.
The full workshop is available on Imperial College London’s YouTube channel:
On September 17-18, the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2018 was held in Birmingham. As part of this meeting, qBionano’s Mattias helped organize a workshop on the topic of “Healthy and supportive environments for PhD candidates: paving the way for good practices“.
The future of open science is high on the agenda right now since the introduction of a new plan last week describing the future of open access in Europe. In this blog post, qBionano’s Mattias discusses these recent developments. Our previous 1-step guide on how to make your research freely (and legally) available may also be of interest.