‘Access to clinical trials data must be the norm’

Dear Friends The Institute of Medicine has just said that clinical trial data sharing should become the norm This institute is a highly respected voice on medical issues in the US and its new report sets a high bar for the future of data sharing. Importantly, the report concludes that “challenges to sharing data – […]

I failed my EMBO Fellowship. And I feel the power!

Like other 800 PostDocs in Europe, last August I pressed the “submission” button for my first Fellowship to the European Molecular Biology Organisation. Although I was selected for an interview in Germany, on December 5th my name was not on the list of the 128 best researchers that got 2 years of salary covered by the Fellowship. Given the confidence […]

WHO to support OpenAccess to Clinical Trials Data

Dear Friends Here is an excellent development in AllTrials, the international campaign that aims to transform the way scientists, universities and industries perform clinical trials. The campaign has operated for 2 years to make the world aware of the problem in data transparency in clinical studies. Reports indicates that between 50-30% of clinical studies do not report their […]

Grantsmanship: the wrong expectations

As my first experience as PostDoc begins in London, I already had the possibility to write my first couple of Grant proposals. It was a very instructive experience in my scientific career, particularly because my expectation of what a Grant application looks like turn out to be substantially different from what a Grant actually is. This is how I […]

AllTrials Goes Viral with a Video Campaign

Following the crowdfunding campaign lunched at the end of last year, the OpenAccess movement AllTrial wants to get viral with a video that shows the bad side of medical research: the “publication bias”. AllTrial is a no-profit organization which tries to sensitize the public, the doctors and the policy makers about the huge, uncontrolled problem of unpublished Clinical Trials. […]

FameLab: the Italian Final – preview

And here I am again: at the final of FameLab Italy! But this year I will have the privilege to sit on a very special chair: as judger. Tonight I’ll have the duty to elect the third Italian Champion of FameLab, the international competition of science communication where enthusiasts have three minutes presentation to enchant […]

Job opportunity as “Educational Leader” at Karolinska

I am happy to re-post this job offer from the Center for Gender Medicine, a rising network of Karolinska Institutet that focus on the health and science that account for gender bias. Deadline is March 12th. Open position for Educational Leader at Centre for Gender Medicine Centre for Gender Medicine, Department of Medicine at Karolinska […]

How to get the Post-Doc of your dreams and survive to tell

I thought that sharing my experience during the search for a Post-Doc would be useful to some fellows. I promise myself I would tell my story. I realized I wanted to move on from my PhD’s topic during the last years of my research. What I did in Karolinska is awesome and I love the direction of […]


The first conversation I remember I had with you, Gio, was at Chicago 75, when I said: “I am looking for a flat”, and you replied: “oh, I’m also looking for a flat”. Let’s look together! That was the beginning of a more then 2 years experience, where we changed two apartments. We are one of […]