Journalisten ins Labor10.11.1997 - (idw) Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
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EICOS, the European Initiative for Communicators of Science, again invites journalists from European countries into its 'Hands-on Laboratory' and to the 'ExternalLaboratory Assignments'.
The programme is aimed at journalists with a wide range of backgrounds and interests who wish to gather first-hand experience of the techniques of molecular biology, to discuss their wider implications for society with researchers, to gain contacts for future stories, and to meet colleagues from different media and different countries. At the heart of the programme is the 'Hands-on Laboratory', conducted at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Fundamental Science Section) in Martinsried, near Munich, Germany. Journalists spend eight days working with scientists on projects selected from the actual work of the scientists using state-of-the-art molecular bioolgy methods. During evening events, journalists are encouraged to discuss issues of public understanding of science with researchers and with their colleagues. A social programme provides opportunities to enjoy Munich and its sourroundings.The next 'Hands-on Laboratory' will take place *** 25 April to 2 May 1998 ***.
Following the 'Hands-on Laboratory' journalists are encouraged to spend up to two weeks in an 'Extended Laboratory Assignment' in which they are invited into selected laboratories of the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried, as well as other leading research institutions in Europe.
All costs of the programme, including board and travel of the journalists, are borne by EICOS.
Professional journalists from any European country (including Israel) and working for any print or electronic media can apply, including freelances. Scientific background is not required, and generalists with an interest in research are also encouraged to apply. Reasonable competence in English is, however, mandatory, as all activities are carried out in English.
Deadline for application: *** 1 February 1998***. Application form and further information from: EICOS (Bernhard C. Adelmann-Grill) Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie D-82152 Martinsried, Germany Tel.: +49-89-8578 2411 Fax: +49-89-8578 3533 e'mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.biochem.mpg.de/eicos