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Look who's talking too: graduates developing skills through communication

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Greater opportunities for young scientists to present their doctoral research to large general audiences will encourage development of transferable skills and involvement in the scientific community. We look at ways students communicate their research and explore the benefits of student-led meetings. The organization of the first Sanger–Cambridge Ph.D. Symposium provides an example of how students can act to establish forums for their work and we call on other young scientists to do the same.

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We would like to thank all the members of the Sanger–Cambridge Ph.D. Symposium (SCAMPS) Organizing Committee. We also thank S. Beck, G. Wright, C. Wright-Crosnier, C. Sollner and J. Sambrook for comments on the manuscript. SCAMPS was generously supported by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK.

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Tomazou, E., Powell, G. Look who's talking too: graduates developing skills through communication. Nat Rev Genet 8, 724–726 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg2177

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