Workshops on Not Networking 101 – Building relationships for success and Management 101 for Scientists – Why Communication May Save you

Wed, 11.09.2019 @09:00
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About the event



About the event

We are very happy to announce a set of workshops given by  Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene. 

Joanne Kamens is the Executive Director of Addgene, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating research by helping scientists around the world share reagents. She received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard Medical School then spent 15 years at BASF/Abbott, ultimately serving as Group Leader in Molecular Biology. In 2007 she joined RXi Pharmaceuticals as Senior Director of Research Collaborations. Joanne Kamens has been raising awareness of women scientists since 1998 upon realizing that an entire week had gone by at work and not one other woman had been at any meeting she attended. Joanne Kamens founded the current Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science. Joanne Kamens was the Director of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Mentoring Program for 3 years. She was recognized as one of the PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring Commanders and Chiefs; and one of the Forty Over 40 Women Making an Impact. She serves on a number of other nonprofit boards including as Vice Chair of the Seeding Labs BoD. She speaks widely on career development topics in person and via Webinar.

The workshop topics are as follows –

Workshop 1 at 9.00h: Not Networking 101 – Building relationships for success

Networking has gotten a really bad name these days.  I take your card, you take my card and then we don’t call each other.  This workshop is designed to reintroduce you to how strong professional relationships are necessary for most people to succeed in their careers.  It will provide practical tools for meeting people and for nurturing new and established connections starting today.

Workshop 2 at 10.40h: Management 101 for Scientists – Why Communication May Save you

Everyone knows someone who is a great scientist but a bad supervisor. Talented managers of scientists get more science done no matter which career path you choose. Just like doing research—this is a skill you can learn and at which you can excel.  Useful resources and tools provided for future training.

Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. For registration, please log in and book your place here –

The event is being hosted by TWIST, D-BSSE meets Industry, FMI and UniBasel.