2023-2024 / STRA0044-1

Training in scientific communication


40h Internship

Number of credits

 Bachelor in biology3 crédits 


François Beaufay, Moreno Galleni, Patrick Motte, Marianne Voz


Patrick Motte

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course deals with an important step of a scientific study : the transmission of new data to other researchers. Different forms of scientific communication will be dealt with, with more emphasis on poster presentations and lectures. Each student will have to give one seminar based on a recent scientific publication. The evaluation will take into account the quality of the presentation, the capacity to analyse and criticise the published results, their interpretation, and the perspectives.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

· Introduction to oral communication; · Improve capacity to criticise and to summarise the scientific literature.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

After two introductive lectures, each student will have to prepare a seminar on a scientific paper chosen in a list that will be made available during the first term. This seminar will be presented in French or in English.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Two lectures (~3 hours each). The remaining time is used for the seminars sessions.

Recommended or required readings

Powerpoint presentations available on eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

The seminar presented by the student will be evaluated at the level of its technical aspects, as well at the level of its content. The involvement in the discussion of seminars presented by the other students will also be taken into account (max. 2 points on a total of 20).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Patrick Motte, Laboratoire de Génomique fonctionnelle et imagerie moléculaire végétale. Tél: 04 3663810 - email:patrick.motte[at]uliege.be
Profs M. Galleni et J.-D. Docquier, Centre d'ingénierie des protéines
Dr. M. Voz, GIGA Stem Cells

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Availble on eCampus
- Powerpoint presentations