Establishment of

Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence

BBCE Summer School 2023 on “Scientific writing and presenting skills”

Event date: 13-11-2023

A 5-days Summer School on “Scientific Writing and presenting skills” will be organized by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Zoya Hadzhieva and Marcela Arango Ospina, Institute of Biomaterials, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) on 13-17 November 2023. The Summer School will be held on site in the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen.

The focus of the writing school is the concept and design of academic posters, layout techniques, presentation skills, verbal and non-verbal communication. All participants should submit an abstract of maximum 200 words for a poster presentation on their scientific work. After attending the lectures on these topics, the participants will prepare and present a scientific poster and will receive personal feedback on their performance. Moreover, the summer school will give insights in the topics of scientific writing, specifically the participants will learn to identify their research story and to communicate it clearly, effectively and precisely. The third part of the summer school will include a workshop on presenting skills which will give the participants tools to have an effective and powerful communication during oral talks.

Deborah Bennett

Deborah has a unique combination of experience in science, research and teaching. She has a PhD in Mathematical Biology, an MA in Teaching English for Academic Purposes and more than ten years of teaching experience in a wide range of teaching contexts. Since founding BETA in 2010, she has offered regular workshops for postgraduates and faculty members at various research institutions in Western Europe. She is an ILM-certified trainer and remains active in English for Academic Purposes research.

Birgit Lukowski 

Birgit Lukowski is a communication designer and lecturer from Graphic Design Studio Berlin. She carries out various practice-oriented workshops focused on the areas of communication, graphic design, and presentation skills. Her seminars are being offered at numerous graduate schools across Germany.

Francesca Carlin

Francesca has worked as an actress, a drama teacher, and an artistic director, then she became involved with coaching business professionals and academics with their presentation skills and their confidence. She has been helping people from academia and business tell their stories, uncover their unique presence, and connect with an audience for over 15 years. During that time, she has worked in various countries and languages and which has helped her to identify and focus on the universal essentials that help people make their ideas understood, build their presence, and make an impact on an audience across cultures.


All invited participants should submit an abstract of maximum 200 words for a poster presentation on their scientific work before 3rd November 2023, by using the attached template.

BBCE_Template_Abstract Summer School 2023.docx

During the Summer School, the participants will present their posters. A book of abstracts with all the submitted contributions will be published on the BBCE website.

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Abstract Book available here: Book of abstracts 2023.pdf

BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU and RSU IS on the other hand.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857287