UNIPhD Welcome Day 2023

30nov9:00 am1:00 pmUNIPhD Welcome Day 2023

Event Details

Following the arrival of 13 new UNIPhD Fellows in Padua and the start of their PhD activities within the MSCA-COFUND Doctoral Programme “UNIPhD – Eight Century Legacy of Multidisciplinary Research and Training for the Next-Generation Talents”, the University of Padua is happy to invite all UNIPhD Fellows to the second UNIPhD Welcome Day.

The event will be held on Thursday, 30 November 2023 at Archivio Antico, Palazzo Bo, University of Padua and will be dedicated to Fellows, Supervisors and members of the UNIPhD Management Bodies.

The get-together event will share some practical information on the doctoral programme and will facilitate the establishment of a Fellow-network.

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Time

November 30, 2023 9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+02:00)

Location

Archivio Antico, Palazzo Bo, University of Padua

Via VIII febbraio 2

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Speakers for this event

  • Ana Paula Mendonça

    Ana Paula Mendonça

    Dr.

    Marie Curie Alumni Association

    Ana Paula Mendonça is a MSCA
    fellow and obtained her Ph.D. in 2019 in biochemistry at the Federal University
    of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), where she worked on mitochondrial metabolism in
    brain cells under redox, metabolic, and social stress. In the last year of PhD
    (2018-2019), she made one year of training at the Universität Bremen (Germany)
    as a guest researcher funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
    She has been awarded a H2020-MSCA-2020 Individual Fellowship, PHERADOA, which
    focuses on identifying a pharmacological therapy that curtails ADOA visual
    loss. This project will be carried out at the Department of Biology, University
    of Padua, under the supervision of Prof. Luca Scorrano. Ana Paula also
    completed the Elife Ambassador programme and developed RADI, a non-profit
    health initiative on rare diseases, is a member of the Editorial Board of the
    Marie Curie Alumni Association as part of the Communication Chapter.

    Dr.

  • Andrea Berti

    Andrea Berti

    Head of the Research and Business Relations Area

    University of Padua

    Manager of the University of Padua since 2001, he is the Head of the Research and Business Relations Area. Expert in the protection and valorisation of public research results and business planning of innovative enterprises. Former member of the Board of Directors of Netval, Proton Europe and PNI Cube, and of ANVUR’s Third Mission Expert Commission. Previously, he directed the Human Resources and Finance areas of the University of Padua. Before that he worked in various banks and in the strategic consultancy company McKinsey Italy. He holds a degree in Economic Statistics and an MBA from Dartmouth College (USA).

    Head of the Research and Business Relations Area

  • Elisabetta Di Venere

    Elisabetta Di Venere

    Dr.

    University Language Centre

    Elisabetta Di Venere works at the students office of the Language Centre and organises language courses, tests and other activities for Unipd students, Phd and lecturers. 

    Dr.

  • Fabio Zwirner

    Fabio Zwirner

    Vice Rector for Research

    University of Padua

    Vice-Rector for Research and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2005. Ph.D. at SISSA in 1987, then at UC Berkeley, CERN, INFN-Padova, University of Rome Sapienza, Author of more than 100 scientific publications. Member (2015-2020) and then vice-president (2019-2020) of the European Research Council (ERC). Member of the Steering Committee of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (2104-2022).

    Vice Rector for Research

  • Francesca Mura

    Francesca Mura

    Head of the International Research Office

    University of Padua

    Francesca is Head of the International Research Office at the University of Padua. She coordinates the working groups (Individual Projects Unit, Collaborative Projects Unit and EU_Research_Hub@Unipd Unit) that assist researchers in accessing international funds and especially funding opportunities offered by the European Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The research support services which she manages are addressed to individual researchers as well as research teams and cover the pre-award / post-award phase, as well the proposal writing activity. She is responsible for the implementation of specific programmes promoted by the University of Padua, financing excellent individual research projects and training initiatives dedicated to PhD candidates, researchers and staff members. Prior to her current appointment she has worked in the field of academic planning, managing mobility programmes and joint degree courses. She acted as project manager for European funded projects concerning research (Horizon2020, 6th Framework Programme, Structural Funds) and Higher Education (Erasmus+).

    Head of the International Research Office

  • Jonathan Paul Lambert

    Jonathan Paul Lambert

    Dr.

    Marie Curie Alumni Association

    Jonathan Lambert is a MSCA post-doctoral fellow
    and obtained his Ph.D. in 2019 in Biomedical Sciences from Temple University in
    Philadelphia (USA), where he investigated mitochondrial calcium exchange in
    heart disease. In 2019 he was awarded an EMBO long term fellowship to study the
    metabolic sensing capability of mitochondrial cristae. In 2020 he was awarded a
    H2020-MSCA-2020 Individual Fellowship for his project, MitoFORMsinHF, which
    investigates how mitochondrial cristae, form, function, and organization are
    dependent upon metabolic sources and how this is implicated in heart failure.
    Both projects are being conducted in the Department of Biology at University of
    Padua, under the supervision of Prof. Luca Scorrano. Jonathan also completed
    the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology Junior Reviewer program and
    serves as a co-chair for the Padua chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni
    Association.

    Dr.

  • Massimiliano Zattin

    Massimiliano Zattin

    Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes

    University of Padua

    Massimiliano Zattin is a Full Professor at the Department of Geosciences. Over the past ten years, he has been involved in governance roles such as director of the PhD School and member of the Academic Senate. Since 2021, he has been appointed as Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes. He is the author of over one hundred publications in international scientific journals. Main research interests are about quantification of geologic processes and, in particular, the relationships between tectonics, erosion, sedimentation and climate.

    Vice Rector for Postgraduate and Doctorate Programmes

  • Michelangelo Vianello

    Michelangelo Vianello

    Associate Professor

    University of Padua

    Michelangelo Vianello is Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Padua. He studies personnel psychology, work as a calling, and the replicability of scientific knowledge. He is a passionate fan of Open and ransparent Scientific Practicies. He authored more than 100 pubblications, some of which appeared in high-impact journals such as Science and PNAS. He serves as an editor or reviewer for many scientific outlets and for the European Research Council. Within the UNIPhD project, he serves as Trusted Intermediary with the goal of fostering a high-quality, effective, and meaningful relationship between PhD students and their Supervisors.

    Associate Professor

  • Raffaella Cattarinussi

    Raffaella Cattarinussi

    University Library System

    University of Padua

    Raffaella Cattarinussi is librarian at the Agripolis Central Library
    (UNIPD). She deals with journals and e-journals management, information
    literacy, Open Access, and customer service. She is part of the Open Access
    Task Force of the University Library System.

    University Library System

  • Serena Costabile

    Serena Costabile

    Dr.

    University Language Centre

    Serena Costabile works at the students office of the Language Centre and organises language courses, tests and other activities for Unipd students, Phd and lecturers. 

    Dr.

Schedule

    • November 30, 2023
    • 9.00 a.m. Registration of participants9.00 a.m.- 9.30 a.m.
    • 9.30 a.m. Welcome to the University of Padua9.30 a.m.- 9.45 a.m.
      Speakers: Massimiliano Zattin
    • 9.45 a.m. Research Integrity Code of the University of Padua9.45 a.m.- 10.00 a.m.
      Speakers: Fabio Zwirner
    • 10.00 a.m. The UNIPhD Programme: main features10.00 a.m.- 10.15 a.m.
      Speakers: Andrea Berti
    • 10.15 a.m. The UNIPhD added value10.15 a.m.- 10.45 a.m.
      Speakers: Francesca Mura
    • 10.45 a.m. Coffee break10.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m.
    • 11.15 a.m. What to expect from a Trusted Intermediary?11.15 a.m.- 11.35 a.m.

      Tools and Services for the UNIPhD Community

      In this talk, prof. Vianello will briefly introduce himself and how the role of the Trusted Intermediary within the UNIPhD project can enhance academic advising and foster learning, well-being and productivity.

      Speakers: Michelangelo Vianello
    • 11.35 a.m. The University Library System role and services for the implementation of Open Science at the University of Padua11.35 a.m.- 11.55 a.m.

      Tools and Services for the UNIPhD Community


      The University Library System supports institutional users on topics such as Open Science and the publication of research products. For this purpose a dedicated team of librarians, the Open Access Task force, coordinated by the Digital Library of the University Library Centre, is at disposal of UNIPD researchers for questions related to open access, copyright, research data and facilitations for authors.
      The Library System website, constantly updated, offers a complete overview of the available services (e.g. open repositories, agreements with publishers, helpline).

      Speakers: Raffaella Cattarinussi
    • 11.55 a.m. Courses and activities for international PhDs at the University Language Centre11.55 a.m.- 12.10 a.m.

      Tools and Services for the UNIPhD Community


      The presentation will be mainly focused on Italian courses for international students and Academic English courses for Phd.




      Speakers: Elisabetta Di Venere, Serena Costabile
    • 12.10 a.m. The Marie Curie Alumni Association: A networking opportunity for your entire research career12.10 a.m.- 12.30 a.m.

      Tools and Services for the UNIPhD Community


      The MCAA is an international association of over 20,000 MSCA fellows and alumni that focuses on establishing networks to support their career development. In this talk, Dr. Jonathan Lambert will briefly explain the advantages of being a MCAA member and Dr. Ana Paula Mendonça will present her experience as a member of the editorial team in the communication chapter and the events in which she took part.

      Speakers: Ana Paula Mendonça, Jonathan Paul Lambert
    • 12.30 a.m. Elections of UNIPhD Fellow-representatives within the Supervisory Board12.30 a.m.- 12.40 a.m.
    • 12.40 a.m. Question & Answer Session12.40 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.

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