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International Workshop on Scientific Writing Skills for Biomedical & Environmental Scientists


The workshop is aimed at post-graduate scientists who have not written a paper yet, or are writing their first few papers. The course gives some “quick fire” practical tips on how to progress and avoid the pitfalls of scientific writing.
The topics include, planning a paper, writing a concise introduction with must-know information, writing methodology, describing results and choosing illustrations, selecting references and what an editor looks for in a concise discussion.

Registration for the workshop:
There is no fee for the workshop, but places are limited to 40 students. Places are allocated on a first come basis. This includes access to the scientific session, tea/coffee, will be provided.
If you would like to participate on this workshop, please do the registration online via the website of Cihan University- Erbil.
Upon the completion of the workshop, the participants will get a certificate of participation from Cihan University- Erbil alongside with Plymouth University, UK.

Registration deadline: May 1st, 2019
Workshop date: May 2nd, 2019
The Program of the Workshop:
10:00 to 10:05 (Welcoming Words from the President of Cihan University- Erbil)
10:05 to 11:00 (Planning a Paper, Titles and Abstracts)
11:00 to 11:15 (Coffee Break & Networking)
11:15 to 12:15 (Introductions and Writing Methodology)
12:15 to 13:00 (Lunch Time & Networking)
13:00 to 14:00 (Writing Results)
14:00 to 14:10 (Coffee Break & Networking)
14:10 to 15:25 (Discussion, Conclusion, Referencing and Submission)
15:25 to 15:30 (Feedback)

Workshop’s Presenter

Professor Richard D. Handy (FRSB) holds a Chair in Environmental Toxicology at Plymouth University, UK in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences. In addition to his extensive research on the eco/toxicity of chemicals and especially on nanomaterials, he is also an experienced editor (25+ years) and author.
His academic works include textbooks, book chapters, commissioned symposium volumes, special issues of scientific journals, and over a hundred scientific papers. He also writes fiction and non-fiction to bring popular science to the public. He has a detailed knowledge of scientific writing and the publication processes involved in producing journals. He is currently Co-Editor in Chief of the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety journal.
Scientific Enquiries on the training workshop can be made to Professor Richard Handy, Plymouth University, rhandy@plymouth.ac.uk.

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