Lancement de la nouvelle école doctorale du GIGA

24/09/2018

Au GIGA, nous nous efforçons d'améliorer continuellement la formation des chercheurs en début de carrière. Dans ce contexte, nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement de l'École Doctorale interdisciplinaire, internationale et intersectorielle GIGA pour la biologie fondamentale et appliquée.

Le programme de formation doctorale GIGA est créé pour compléter les projets de recherche de doctorat. Un programme éducatif comprend des cours liés à la discipline et une formation aux compétences transversales. Notre objectif est que tous les chercheurs en début de carrière soient dotés de la bonne combinaison de compétences liées à la recherche et transférables pour les futures carrières, que ce soit dans le milieu académique ou industriel.

 
Les cours débuteront le 1er octobre. Nous vous invitons d'ailleurs tous à vous joindre à nous le lundi 1er octobre à 10h pour ce lancement.

Quatre candidats-doctorants ont été choisis parmi plus de 70 candidatures internationales pour rejoindre notre école doctorale. Ils se prénomment Alexandra, Tine, Alexander et Mathieu et nous vous présenteront chacun d'entre eux cette semaine !

 

Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur les cours proposés et le formulaire d'inscription à l'adresse : http://www.giga.uliege.be/cms/c_214213/fr/courses

 

On profite de l'occasion également pour remercier les partenaires de cette école doctorale : l'ULiège et le Fonds Léon Fredericq.

 

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Les doctorants

 

Alexandra Kovetskaya (24), Russian

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Education: studied biology at the Novosibirsk State University, Russia (BSc + MSc)


Spoken languages: Russian (native), English

 

Why did you apply to the GIGA doctoral school? First of all, I am greatly inspired by the training program provided by the GIGA doctoral school as it allows not only to acquire discipline-related knowledge but also to develop many transferable skills that are crucial for a career in academia. The other reason I am attracted to this program is the opportunity of working with top-class research groups at the GIGA.


What is the area of research that interests you the most before to start the program? My research interests lie primarily in the area of neurosciences.


My hobbies are:  snowboarding, hiking, watching the wildlife, photography

 

Mathieu

Mathieu Ledent (24), Belgian

 

Education:  University of Liège.

 

Spoken languages: French (native), English.

 

Why did you apply to the GIGA doctoral school?

I believe that beginning with 12 weeks of lessons and workshops in many fields that I don't master yet will help me to improve myself and be more efficient as a PhD student. I like the international aspect of the Doctoral School and I hope that I will learn a lot from students coming from other scientific areas. I also think that during these 12 weeks, I will learn more about the many laboratories inside the GIGA and their research topics and I hope that I will be able to make the right choice about my host laboratory and my thesis subject for my PhD.

 

What is the area of research that interests you the most before to start the program? I am mostly interested in research in oncology, especially in the fields of genetics and immunology.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy practicing sports: road bike, running, mini football and tennis. I love listening to music and I play drums. As often as I can, I put on my hiking boots and I go travelling.

 

Tine

Tine D’aes (27), Belgian

 

Education: I obtained a master's degree in clinical psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a master's degree in biomedical sciences: neurosciences from the University of Antwerp.

Spoken languages: Dutch (native), English and some French

Why did you apply to the GIGA doctoral school? Because I was very much drawn by the student- rather than project-centred approach.

What is the area of research that interests you the most before to start the program? I am interested in a wide variety of neuroscientific (and other) topics.

Your hobbies? I love simply spending time with friends or family, exploring cities and walking in nature, watching a good movie or reading a good book, listening to music, cooking, and so on.

 

Alexander

Alexander Tashkeev  (24), Russian

 

Education: Lomonosov Moscow State University - MS in Human and Animal Physiology / Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology - MS in Biotechnology (bioinformatics track)

 

Spoken languages: Russian (native), English

 

Why did you apply to the GIGA doctoral school?

I was lucky enough to participate in the work on the online-course on genomics that was made by a joint group including people from GIGA, and then I met them on the corresponding winter training. When they told about the GIGA Doctoral School, I realized that it is exactly the chance to work with ones of the world leaders in the field and to have a rare opportunity of direct collaboration with the clinicians and industry. Along with the declarable goal to train independent researchers, this left no room for doubts whether to apply or not.

 

What is the area of research that interests you the most?

I am mostly interested in the functional investigation of genomes and transcriptomes in order to decipher mechanisms that shape the complexity of living organisms under normal or pathological conditions.

 

My hobbies are: Reading, walking, kickboxing