Four workshops are going to take place during the third day -9th July- of the Symposium.

PLEASE NOTICE the workshops will be running in parallel. Please choose the one you would like to join during the registration in Eventbrite.

Please bear in mind that spaces on the workshops will be limited. They will be given on a “First Come, First Served” basis, so make sure you register as soon as posible to secure a space.

  • Use of Scientific Monologue as a science outreach tool by BigVan

 Facilitated by Dr Pablo Barrecheguren from BigVan (@_BigVan).

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This workshop will deal with the use of stand-up comedy as a technique to deliver scientific presentations. We will work on the incorporation of narrative and dramatic elements into the scientific discourse, while keeping the monologue as a model. We will also cover some basic notions of body language, the creation of a story-line and the preparation of a talk.

Spaces offered: 15

  • Good morning world! A workshop to stimulate your creativity in research.

Facilitated by Lydia Medland and Dr Alba Maiques-Diaz from Seisques (@seisques).


‘Buenosdiasmundo,’ or ‘Good morning world!’ is a creative research workshop which uses all our five senses to inspire us and our research. Through three stages of the workshop, we allow researchers to disconnect from their work and then to form new connections between their work and that of others in the group using intermediary objects. Finally, we encourage researchers to reconnect to their work asking them to see it in relation to other projects and with more creative lateral thinking. The workshop is driven around 6 driving principals which participants are invited to explore and integrate into how they approach their work. The workshop is great for anyone exploring how to think more laterally and build more creativity into their projects.

Spaces offered: 30

  • The authentic scientific entrepreneur’s challenge: from “publish or perish” to “sell or die”

Facilitated by Dr Juan C. Cigudosa, Chief Science Officer NIMGenetics (@NIMGenetics) and Dr Cristina Delgado


NIMGenetics is today a biotech company that seeks genomic solutions that address and solve clinical challenges.

To assume that a human genome may be properly “read” fo 200$ price is the future, is simply, not true. The future is having an early and reliable diagnosis for the more than 7000 rare diseases so far identified, having a molecular diagnosis that allows a safe and on-time assesment for oncology patients and to do all this in a fair, equitative and sustainable manner affordable by the National Health Systems. The future is, that Genomics and other omics make real the so-called Precision Personalized Medicine.

The future is built from the Academy and from the Innovation that have to walk together. This is NIMGenetics’ ADN. It has not been ease, there is a lot to talent to be incorporated, make it useful for patient care and affordable for the society. In the workshop, we will share the steps, the difficulties and the solutions we have found all along our small adventure.

Spaces offered: unlimited

  • H2020 individual grants: How to shape a competitive proposal (ERC & MSCA)

Facilitated by Esther Rodríguez Blanco, H2020 Head of Unit, ERC Spanish NCP, Oficina Europea, FECYT-MINECO. (@estherrodriguez)


The workshop will present different opportunities at European level to fund the next step in your career. With a special focus on Marie S. Curie individual actions and grants funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant), the workshop will go over the different evaluation processes and give some tips on how to draft a competitive proposal for each category.

Spaces offered: 30