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    LSM_Breakfast series: Session 2: Life Sciences Careers in Academia

    Wednesday, 27 February, 2019 - 08:00
    Campus: Brussels Health Campus
    Building A
    Facultaire Meeting Room (FMR)
    Breakfast series

    Breakfast series: Exploring the diversity in Life Sciences Careers

    Session 2: Life Sciences Careers in Academia

    Q&A session on academic careers showing the diversity in academic track records, complemented with a presentation on how to become a professor.


    • Alain Dupont, MD, PhD, is full professor and head of the Department of Pharmacology at VUB, and head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at UZ Brussel. Not only does he have a stellar academic track record, as former dean, chair of the ZAP Selection Committee and president of several councils, boards and committees, he knows the university and the hospital and their policies inside-out.
    • Dr Ilse Rooman (mother of two) is currently Associate Professor at VUB heading a group within the Oncology Research Centre. Her scientific career started off at VUB and involved two long stays abroad in medical research institutes in Spain and Australia, as well as activities outside of academia. 
    • Leo van Grunsven graduated as a Biologist from the University of Utrecht, obtained his PhD in France and did his Post-doctoral training in laboratories at the NIH, KULeuven and the VUB. He currently heads a small research team at the VUB focusing on chronic liver diseases and is director of the VUB doctoral school in Life Sciences & Medicine .

    Career stories will be shared, career choices will be explained, tips and tricks about continuing in academia with your PhD will be given, and most importantly your questions will be answered. 

    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.

    When? February 27th, 2019 (Breakfast will be served at 8am. Session will end at 9:45am)

    Where? Faculty Meeting Room (VUB Health campus, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels)

    Registration: (MAX. 15 participants)

    Register online here

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to lsm@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policyhttps://student.vub.be/en/regulations-and-forms#phd