Swetox Academy Workshop for PhD students and postdocs
August 22-23, 2017
Welcome to the third Swetox Academy Workshop!
The workshop is for PhD students and postdocs from the eleven universities that are part of the Swetox collaboration
– all such junior researchers active in the broad area of chemicals, health and/or environment are welcome!
For two years in a row, we have had approximately 80 participants during two memorable days, and we hope to make this year’s meeting equally worthwhile.
The main aim of these workshops is to enable networking; between the PhD students and postdocs at the eleven universities, and between the students/postdocs and invited senior researchers at Swetox Södertälje and at the universities. Since another focus of Swetox Academy is the interactions with society, we have also invited representatives from e.g. governmental agencies and companies, selected based on their activities in the areas of chemicals, health and environment.
Participants will share and learn about the research going on at the eleven universities and at Swetox Södertälje. Keynote speakers as well as more senior participants (from universities, agencies and companies) will be asked to talk about how they ended up where they are now, as well as share their perspective on e.g. the role of research, as well as the need for competence within the Swetox area, in society. A substantial part of the workshop will be spent in smaller groups (mixing junior and senior participants) discussing relevant issues. For those interested, a chartered bus will drive down to Swetox Södertälje for a study visit after the closure of the meeting.
The workshop activities will also contribute to other key aims of the educational efforts within Swetox, namely to stimulate the development of education within the areas of chemicals, health and environment, based on modern methodologies and the needs of society, and to broaden the students’ scientific and societal perspectives.
We also want to find out about the needs of the students/postdocs, in order to address these needs in the coming years. The decision to invite agency and company representatives to this third meeting was taken based on output from the participants of previous year’s workshops.
When: August 22-23, 2017
(Tuesday 10 am to Wednesday approx 1.30 pm; lunch at 12.30, then – for those interested – bus to Swetox Södertälje, which will return to Cityterminalen, Stockholm, at approx. 5 pm)
Where: Best Western Arlanda Hotellby (in Märsta, close to Arlanda airport, shuttle bus from the airport is available)
Last date for signing up: July 15, 2017 (PhD students and postdocs, please use this link)
(Seniors will get a separate invitation and link for registration.)
Invited: PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers at the eleven universities and Swetox Södertälje, governmental agency and company representatives. (Note that for PhD students and postdocs from the eleven universities part of the Swetox collaboration, travel costs will be reimbursed and food and accommodation will be free.)
Please spread the information among interested PhD students and post docs. (See below for a complete list of recipients; let me know if any mail addresses are invalid and should be changed, and if anyone should be added.)
The final program, including keynote speakers, will be sent out as soon as it is ready, as will more detailed practical information to those who sign up.
Annika Hanberg, Director, educational coordination
Lotta Nilsson, Educational coordinator