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Nature Masterclasses was held in March 7th-8th at Kyoto University

Mar 14, 2016

“Nature  Masterclasses in Scientific Writing and Publishing” provided by Nature Publishing Group was held in early March, sponsored by K-CONNEX. It was a memorable first event in K-CONNEX brand-new building, which has just been renewed at February.

This class was limited to researchers in molecular/cellular biology, who are especially prospective youths aim at submission on high-ranked journals. To induce highly interactions among trainers and participants in the class, the number of participants was kept in only around 20 researchers. Other than K-CONNEX researchers, young faculties from Osaka, kobe m and Kyoto universities joined the class with high aspirations.

Both super trainers, Dr. Laurie Dempsey, a senior editor of Nature Immunology, and Dr. Peter Gorsuch, a scientific editor of Macmillan Science Communication, enthusiastically provided quite comprehensive lectures from variable aspects acquired through their experiences as editors of Nature journals. And, the participants also actively threw out their questions toward the trainers. The atmosphere was inedibly exciting throughout the class. K-CONNEX office is glad to hear that almost participants believe this class should be beneficial for their colleagues as well if the class is held again. You can take a look at the report overlooking the class.