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EMBL Careers Webinar | Making the transition to a group leader role
Our second webinar is aimed at early career life scientists who are interested in becoming research group leaders. Our three speakers - junior group leaders based at MRC LMCB (UK), Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, and EMBL Barcelona - will share a short overview of their own experience of moving into a group leader role and their personal advice on preparing for this.

Following these short introductions, the majority of the time will be dedicated to discussion, based on questions submitted by the audience.

Finally, there will be a chance to participate in a small group discussion with a speaker in "meet the speaker" sessions after the webinar (12:20-12:40 and 12:40-13:00). EMBL fellows will be given priority for these sessions, with remaining spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis to other participants a few days before the event - you will receive an additional email if you are allocated a spot.


For details of our future webinars, please see: www.embl.org/careerday
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Speakers

Sophie Acton
@MRC LMCB
Sophie Acton is a junior group leader / CRUK Fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology in London, UK. Her lab works on the communication between different cell types of the immune system, specifically the mechanisms controlling cellular trafficking, multicellular organization and lymphoid organ architecture. Before establishing her group, she completed two postdocs: one at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, and one at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from University College London. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lmcb/users/sophie-acton
Maria Bernabeu Aznar
@EMBL Barcelona
Maria Bernabeu is a group leader at EMBL Barcelona since October 2019. Her lab aims to understand the mechanisms that lead to vascular dysfunction in cerebral malaria by developing new in vitro models of the human blood-brain barrier. She completed her PhD at ISGlobal/Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, where she work on Plasmodium vivax , and a postdoc working on malaria parthenogenesis and in vitro vascular engineering at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, USA. https://www.embl.es/research/unit/bernabeu/members/index.php?s_personId=CP-60031607
Sebastian Waszak
@Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway
Sebastian Waszak recently established the Computational Oncology group at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), a biomedical research centre and the Norwegian node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Sebastian is a computational biologist with an interest in cancer genomics, systems genetics, and rare disease genetics. His lab works on precision medicine for young people with cancer. He completed his postdoc at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany and received his PhD from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL), Switzerland. https://www.med.uio.no/ncmm/english/news-and-events/profiles/welcome-to-sebastian-waszak-the-computational-onco.html