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Scientific writing

Session chair: Hofmann , Angelika (Yale University, New Haven, USA)
Shortcut: SC-03
Date: Sunday, 17 October, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: SC-02
Session type: Short Course

In science, the best data mean little unless it is communicated well. The course will cover fundamental areas of scientific writing all scientists need to know to promote their research and career successfully. Dr. Hofmann will provide an overview of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and explain how to apply these principles to writing research papers and grant proposals. Hands-on exercises will be included, and emphasis will be on how to achieve maximum impact and success with the reader and reviewer in mind.


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8:30 AM SC-03-01

Lecture by Angelika Hofmann (#1584)

A. Hofmann1

1 SciWri Services and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America


Biograhie Angelika Hofmann, Ph.D. Strategic Projects and Communications Advisor Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Yale University Founder and President, SciWri Services As Strategic Projects and Communications Advisor, Angie Hofmann works closely with Yale’s Vice Provost of Research in coordinating the implementation of academic priorities in the sciences across the University. In her role, she also leads strategic communications efforts for the research team and manages strategic committees including for entrepreneurship and innovation as well as for research reactivation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining the VPR team in 2018, Angie was Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Science and International Initiatives, in Yale’s Office of Development where she managed some of Yale’s most important prospects and played a key role in fundraising from leading international corporations and foundations. As part of this position, she also oversaw a team of professional scientific writers and the operational management of the Corporate and Foundation Relations office. Angie holds a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany. She is renowned in the scientific writing field. She is the founder and President of SciWri Services, a venture providing editing, training, and consulting services worldwide. She is also the author of two books that have become standards in the field of scientific communication: Scientific Writing and Communication – Papers, Proposals, and Presentation (Oxford University Press, 3.ed., 2016) and Writing in the Biological Sciences (Oxford University Press 3.ed., 2018).

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