‘I almost felt like a rock star’

The impact of Antonella Fioravanti’s killer presentation   Can a great presentation change your life? Yes, it can! In 2018, Molecular Biologist Antonella Fioravanti presented her research at the VIB Seminar, in front of 1,000 people. She won the public award and many other prizes after that, including the Eos Pipet 2020. But what made…

Online presentations: how do you get started?

Currently, all meetings, classes and conferences have been suspended. Fortunately, there are plenty of online tools that allow us to continue to communicate with each other remotely. But giving an online presentation is quite different from speaking to an actual audience. How do you get started? And how do you ensure that your message sticks…

Science is boring

‘Science is boring’, says biologist and science communicator Sally Le Page in her YouTube video. Because as a scientist, you spend most of your days performing repetitive tasks, such as numbering petri dishes from 1 to 120. It really takes no more than 2.5 seconds per dish, but doing a couple thousands of these, you…

Winning the PhD Cup? 5 insider tips

Many PhD graduates dream of winning the Flemish PhD Cup. But no pain, no gain! They will need to explain their research in under three minutes and persuade the jury, first during the semi-finals and later during the final round. On October 6, eight finalists will be battling it out for that one coveted trophy….