Brussels, Nov 2003
As part of the European initiative for communicators of science (EICOS), a 'hands on laboratory' in biophysical chemistry is being organised for journalists in Göttingen, Germany, from 5 to 12 June 2004.
The programme is aimed at journalists with a wide range of backgrounds and interests who wish to gather firsthand experience of techniques of molecular biology, to discuss their wider implications for society with researchers, to gain contacts for future stories, and to meet colleagues from different media and different countries.
All costs of the programme, including board and travel, are borne by EICOS. Professional journalists from any European country (including Israel) and working for any print or electronic media can apply, including freelancers. Scientific background is not required, and generalists with an interest in research are also encouraged to apply.
For further information, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: Reasonable competence in English is mandatory, as all activities are carried out in English.