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RSG BioCafe: How to handle your supervisor

18 Jun 2012
16:00 to 17:00
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Prof. Bart Noordam will give a talk at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam on the subject “How to handle your supervisor”, as part of the RSG BioCafé. A small reception will take place after the talk.

Registration via email ( is required.
Registration deadline: Friday June 8th, 2012
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About Bart Noordam
Prof. Bart Noordam, Ph.D. (1964) is co-author with Patricia Gosling of the book “Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond”, rated as a must reading for Ph.D. students and supervisors of all times. After a scientific career of ten years that culminated with a position as department head of the scientific research institute FOM-AMOLF and a professorship at the VU University Amsterdam, Bart Noordam worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company (where he was involved in restructuring former government organizations and developing plans for European pension funds, among other things). He was able to further hone his skills in analytical research and management from 2002 to 2005 as director of FOM-AMOLF (200 employees), and from 2005 to 2008 when, as director, he established an auditor’s office with statutory responsibility for the provinces of Flevoland, Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Zuid-Holland. From February 2008 to April 2009 he was director of the Imaging Department of ASML. He was appointed dean of the Faculty of Science of the UvA effective 1 May 2009.

About RSG Netherlands
The Regional Student Group (RSG) Netherlands is a student organization whose mission is to promote scientific and social networking among Ph.D. students in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The group organizes on a regular basis events open to the Ph.D. community, ranging from informal lectures by renowned Dutch scientists to workshops on hot topics for the Ph.D. students, such as effective elaboration of presentations and posters and successful grant writing.