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University of Novi Sad

20 October 2007, 12.00 - 19.00
How to fund and manage your career in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)
University of Novi Sad
Faculty of Science
The Lecture Hall (or Amphitheater) A1
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

The conference will be held in English.

Invited international speakers from science, engineering and technology (SET) in academia and industry will talk about their career paths and their experience with funding at various levels, from postgraduate studies to funding for their research groups, professorships or technology companies. The conference is aimed at university students and researchers from all levels of industry and academia. The international guests will be available to answer your questions in several open discussions.

The conference is organised by the SET-Routes Programme, which is an EU-funded project aiming to address problems encountered by women in science, engineering and technology (SET) throughout Europe. The profile of women in science is exacerbated by the lack and invisibility of women scientists in influential positions who could act as inspirational role models to attract and retain young women in scientific professions. In order to contribute to a change in this situation, SET-Routes has recruited leading women scientists from amongst staff, members, fellows and alumni of the participating institutes - EMBL, CERN and EMBO - to become SET-Routes ambassadors. SET-Routes ambassadors give lectures in universities across Europe, providing young people with insights into routes and job perspectives in SET, and information about particular growth areas within science.

In Novi Sad, the audience of up to 200 will not be exclusively female. We hope to attract students and faculty staff of the university and, through local publicity, scientists from local industry and the healthcare sector.


12:00 Registration
12:30 Welcoming note
Prof. Dr. Radmila Marinkovic-Neducin, Rector of the University of Novi Sad
  About the SET-Routes Programme
Dr. Gordana Apic (Ambassador for SET-Routes, EMBL Heidelberg)
13:00 State-of-the art of gender analysis at the universities in Serbia
Prof. Danica Agbaba (University of Belgrade)
  A university career in science in Serbia and abroad
Prof. Snezana Zaric (University of Belgrade)
  A career in science publishing - is it for me?
Dr. Eleanor Hayes (EMBL Heidelberg)
  The scientific career in academic and industrial research
Dr. Gordana Apic (EMBL Heidelberg, Camcellnet, Cambridge)
  Discussion with the speakers
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 An unexpected turn from the laboratory research to management
Dr. Michaela Bertero (CRG Barcelona)
  Woman's place in science - "Balkan Viewpoint"
Dr. Lejla Kapur (Institute for Human Genetics, Sarajevo)
  Management Role in a Biotechnology Company
Bojana Cosovic, Camcellnet, Cambridge & Novi Sad
  From the other side
Dr. Rob Russell (EMBL Heidelberg)
  A Career in IT around the globe
Dr. Maja Vukovic, in a video link from IBM New York
  A Career in Science from University of Novi Sad via ETH Zuerich and back
Dr. Milos Stojakovic
16:15 - 16:30 Short break to set the panel
16:30 - 18:00 PANEL DISCUSSION:
Challenges in Science Engineering and Technology Career
18:15 Closing Remarks and Conference End

Travel and accomodation bursaries are available from the sponsor Cambridge Cell Networks Ltd. To apply for the sponsors bursary please contact Stefan Samardžić (see below).

Local Organiser:
Stefan Samardžić

Other sponsors:

Bus Transfer from Belgrade to Novi Sad:

The bus will be set at 9:30 at the square named "Studentski trg" in Belgrade. The departure is exactly at 10:00. The time the bus remains stationary is limited. Please, be there on time!
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