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1 From 0 to 100 in 8 seconds: how to successfully improve your career David Groneberg Institute of Occupational Medicine Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Freie Universität & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2 Career: Is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)". It usually is considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education). Career: What do we mean?

3 Career in which field: Allergy and Clinical Immunology

4 An individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)" Allergy and Clinical Immunology Dermatology Pediatrics Respiratory Medicine Occupational Medicine ENT Immunology Rheumatology

5 An individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)"

6 Internal Pediatrics Dermatology …. ….. Pneumology Rheumatology Immunology …. ….. University Big Hospital Small Hospital Practice ….. Director Head Physician Scientist MaleFemale SurgicalConservative ENT One Europe – but different national pathways …

7 An individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)" SurgicalConservative careers > 100 careers in allergy and clinical immunology

8 What kind of career?

9 Nobel Prize Peter C. Doherty Rolf M. Zinkernagel EAACI President R. Gerth van Wijk Ulrich Wahn Senior Scientist … Head Physician … Career in Allergy and Immunology ? Full Professor …

10 Nobel Prize Peter C. Doherty Rolf M. Zinkernagel Tips: You want to win the Nobel Prize ? No advice from my side. It is not enough to publish in Nature, Science and Cell. I.e. ask Rolf Zinkernagel. Good luck.

11 Again, no advice from my side. It is not enough to publish in the Lancet, JACI, Allergy … You need to be a good clinician, a good scientist, a good politician and a diplomate. Good luck. EAACI President R. Gerth van Wijk Ulrich Wahn Tips: You want to become EAACI President ?

12 There is no formula Field of allergology? Clinical professor ? Basic science professor ? You need to be a good clinician, a good scientist, > How to become a good clinician? Tips: You want to become a Professor ? Full Professor …

13 Field of allergology? Hospital size? Who is the supervisor? Additional research possible? Training programs of EAACI Big hospital > clinical or basic research possible Smaller hospital > clinical research / reviews / case reports Tips: You want to become a good clinician ? Head Physician … You ?

14 Field of allergology? Institution type? University department size ? Who is the supervisor? How are future prospects ? 1. High scientific quality > high risk of failure of experiments but … 2. Lower scientific quality > Easier way to get to results but … Tips: You want to become a good scientist ? Senior Scientist … You ?

15 The younger the better … but … General tips: Age ?

16 Conclusion: You never get the Nobel Prize … but … Imagine: You want to win the Nobel Prize for DNA research. But you are already 40 and you did Amino Acid research for all of your life. Tip: The younger the better

17 Conclusion: It is never too late Amino Acid research until the age of 40 years (1960) Nobel Prize (Insulin structure) DNA research until the age of 62 years (1980) Nobel Prize for DNA research He retired when he was 65.

18 Usefull citations from Frederick Sanger „Previously I had not had much interest in nucleic acids. I used to go to Gordon Conferences on Protein and Nucleic Acids when the two subjects were bracketed together, and would sit through the nucleic acid talks waiting to get back to proteins. However, with people like Francis Crick around, it was difficult to ignore nucleic acids or to fail to realize the importance of sequencing them.“ „Of the three main activities involved in scientific research, thinking, talking, and doing, I much prefer the last and am probably best at it. I am all right at the thinking, but not much good at the talking.“ * 13. August 1918 in Rendcombe, UK Listen to other people Thinking, talking, doing.

19 Without being a good “thinker“, >it is nearly impossible planing, writing, (…) Without being a good “talker“, >it is extremely difficult Presentation of data Convincing people (…) Without being a good “doer“, >it is difficult in the beginning Treating patients Doing lab experiments (…)

20 Follow your interests

21 Epithelial Lumen Subepithelial Goblet CellSerous CellClara-CellNeuroendocrine Cell Transitional CellCiliated Epithelium FibroblastEndotheliumSmooth Muscle Cell Airway Smooth Muscle Cell Vessel Chondrocyte Gland Neuron i.e. Londoni.e. Ghent i.e. San Francisco i.e. Davosi.e. Gotenborgi.e. Leuveni.e. South Hampton i.e. Viennai.e. Rotterdami.e. Berlin > 40 centers in Europe

22 What country?

23 Database analysis of EAACI meetings

24 Three Meetings: 2001, 2006 & 2007

25 Database analysis of EAACI meetings

26 What country? You can start a career from almost every European country


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