Workshop 1: Monday, 2 July, 14:30 – 16:30

Nature Workshop: How to Write A Good Paper

David Abergel, Nature Physics, UK

Advances in research on graphene and related materials have been well represented on the pages of Nature journals over the past decade. While Nature Publishing Group continues to look out for the most significant advances, the explosive growth of the field and the changing publishing landscape have modified the type and vol­ume of submissions received and subsequently of editorial criteria.

David Abergel, editor for Nature Physics, provides unique views on current trends in publishing in Nature journals and will equip early career researchers with strategies for writing manuscripts that are suitable for journals with broad readerships. At the workshop Abergel will introduce how to write a good abstract, how to construct the main body of a paper and how to put together a persuasive cover letter. The Nature Workshop will include exercises  where students will be encouraged to do practical tests based on their own work.

The workshop is open to all delegates of the school.


Workshop 2: Tuesday, 3 July, 14:30 – 16:30

Introduction to Patents and Patent Searches

Camilla Johansson, Graphene Flagship, Sweden

The translation of graphene and related materials into applications and ready-to-use technologies can be done in a landscape where government bodies, knowledge centers, start-ups, financiers and businesses are working together. As a part of this develop­ment the strengthening of innovation awareness and increasing of business intelligence among the younger generation of researchers and engineers is prioritised by the Graphene Flagship. The Innovation Workshop gives an introduction to the use of intellectual asset management and the intellectual property landscape around graphene and two-dimensional materials. Johansson introduces tools which students can use in order to understand and interpret patents and patent applications and also tools which may be used to perform patent searches as a part of the work. The workshop comprises both theoretical and practical parts.

An individual computer is recommended for this workshop.


Workshop 3 & 4: Wednesday, 4 July, 14:30 – 16:30 & Thursday, 5 July, 14:30 – 16:30

Explainer Video Workshop: How to use digital media to promote research

Simpleshow Foundation

Communicating scientific topics to a broader audience can be daunting, as many people may find the complexity of a subject overwhelming. The workshop introduces participants to one simple but powerful way of communication: short explainer videos. Students are taught how to make their own explainer videos about scientific topics of their choice. Now that social media rules the media market, explainer videos are an essential part of online communication. Students are constantly looking up videos online to supplement their learning at universities or for autonomous learning outside. Creating a video with mysimpleshow is a great way for students to learn valuable knowledge and communication skills. The workshops consist of an introduction and a four-step creative process (draft, write, visualize, finalize).

An individual computer is compulsory for this workshop.

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