May 3rd
May 7th
Career Development Course

Writing a scientific paper


In this workshop you will find out how an editor views scientific writing in the context of the challenges of communication via online media. Rather than telling you how to write a paper, you will be encouraged to think about the task from the perspective of cognitive psychology: that of your readers!  You will be guided through principles and practice in engaging presentations with the opportunity to ask questions en route.

You are encouraged to bring a piece of writing to the workshop so that you can work on it in real time, e.g. a manuscript-in-progress, a draft manuscript, or even a manuscript in process of revision with a journal. Complete confidentiality will be preserved. Alternatively, you may contribute a published work by someone else with which you find either fault, or favour.

Course in English
Registration deadline



  • To construct a scientific paper that is optimized for discoverability, readability, understandability and memorability
  • To have a new understanding of communication, based on scientific principles

Personal Work

Real-time exercises and a take-home project between the two sessions.

ECTS Information


Practical Informations

Practical Informations

2 sessions (May 3 & 7) from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Selection result
There is no registration fee for this course

Maximum Number of Participants

16 people

Number of Participants

12 to 16 participants

Selection Criteria

This course is for Institut Curie's staff only.

Priority to PhDs & selection on the first come, first served basis.



Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is a biochemist by training (first degree, Cambridge University; PhD and post-doc at the LMB-MRC, Cambridge, in biochemistry and structural studies). He joined the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 1999 to start and develop the Science & Society Programme, and also became an Associate Editor of the journal EMBOreports. At EMBO he developed a range of activities supporting communication from scientists to broad audiences including stakeholder conferences, media workshops, communication prizes and scientific workshops for secondary school teachers. In 2008 he joined Wiley-VCH as Editor-in-Chief of the hypotheses and reviews journal BioEssays, and in 2016 he was additionally appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Researcher Academy, a learning platform for young researchers, from which he developed the Wiley Peer Reviewer Academy for coaching beginners in the rudiments of peer review. Andrew gives talks and workshops on scientific communication and scientific writing, with an emphasis on applying principles of cognitive psychology in order to optimize reader/audience engagement with, and memory of, scientific communication of all kinds.

Keynote speakers

This list of speakers may still change


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