Charl arrived in Changchun on Wednesday afternoon, and started with a full day of lectures on Thursday, covering the topics of scientific misconduct and scientific writing in two 2h lectures! More than 300 graduate students attended the lectures, and extra chairs were brought into the lecture hall!
Here he can be seen relaxing with Prof Junqi Sun (vice-dean of the College of Chemistry, who invited Charl) and some of his research group members after his lectures.
Terry McMaster (Director, BCFN) and Charl (in his role as member of the management committee of the BCFN) attended a PhD Recruitment Workshop in Beijing, China (23-24th of November). Although very short, it was a very successful trip, with lots of contact with excellent (prospective) students!
Beijing was cold, but gloriously sunny! It was a real pleasure to visit Beijing again!
As we are entering into the summer grant writing season, I thought it good to highlight an upcoming opportunity to join the FRG. These might not be suitable in all cases to all candidates, so please read carefully:
If you have >10 publications and patents, and are not based in the UK, it might be possible to apply for a prestigious EU Marie Curie Fellowship. There are a number of schemes, including International Incoming Fellowships (for researchers based outside the EU) and Intra-European Fellowships (if you have spent at least the last 18 months within the EU, irrespective of your nationality). Please only contact me if are over the threshold of 10 publications. Internal deadline for submissions of applications the 9th of August 2012, so please contact me as soon as possible if you think you are eligible.