Join a Soft Skills Session at ILANIT 2023!


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance your performance and improve your soft skills!


The upcoming ILANIT/FISEB Conference will be hosting a series of soft skills sessions designed to better develop yourself, communicate, collaborate, and lead in the scientific community. 


Here’s a sneak peak at the soft-skill sessions that you won’t want to miss:

Transitioning from Experimental to Computational Biology

Date & Time: Tuesday, 21 February 2023 from 07:45-08:45

LocationRoyal Beach Hotel – Hadar Hall

As bioinformatics become a major tool in all fields of biology and medicine, this soft skill session will be devoted to bioinformatics education and training.

We will cover three aspects:

          Dr. Roi Avraham (WIS) will discuss bioinformatics education needed for general biologists

          Prof. Ron Shamir (TAU) will discuss the curriculum of undergraduate bioinformatics programs

          Prof. Ron Unger (BIU) will discuss bioinformatics and computational training for physicians

The session will also include students graduating from these programs, so both the trainers and the trainee’s point of view will be heard.  

The Imposter Syndrome 

Date & Time: Tuesday, 21 February 2023 from 07:45-08:45

Location: Royal Beach Hotel – Zeit Hall

Do you secretly worry that others will find out that you’re not as bright and capable as they think you are?  Do you sometimes shy away from challenges because of nagging self-doubt? Do you tend to chalk your accomplishments up to being a “fluke,”  “no big deal” or the fact that people just “like” you? Do you believe that other people (students, colleagues, competitors) are smarter and more capable than you are?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this session is for you. We will talk about the “Imposter Syndrome”, how prevalent it is amongst academics, why dealing with it can help you succeed better and ways to help you deal with it.

Communicating Your Research to the General Public

Date & TimeWednesday, 22 February 2023 from 08:00-09:00

LocationRoyal Beach Hotel – Hadar Hall 

Scientists are adept at communicating their research to their peers. But Science Communication goes beyond your poster presentation and seminar talk. Join us in discussing the different kinds of science communications – from Twitter to podcasts, from blogs to magazines – science communication can promote your personal research and recognition, make the general audience take interest in science and affect science policy and policymakers. We will also expose the Dark Side of science communications, with the rise of anti-science movements that spread fake data and poor science. Our panelists will tell their personal experiences and you can share your stories too.

Participants: Gal Haimovich (WIS)Barak Rotblat (BGU)Debbie Toiber (BGU)Ruth Hershberg (Technion)Amir Argoetti (Technion)

From a PhD to a Postdoc: Hosted by Wiser and Science Abroad

Date & TimeWednesday, 22 February 2023 from 08:00-09:00

LocationRoyal Beach – Shita Hall

The target audience for this session are graduate students who are interested in training as postdoctoral scholars at universities abroad.

In the session, representatives from Science Abroad, a non-profit organization of Israeli scientists abroad, will present the work of the organization in supporting scientists in their move abroad, during their postdoctoral training, and assimilating in academia or industry following the completion of their program. In addition, representatives from WISER, an organization that connects Israeli women who are postdocs in any academic field (mentees) with senior scientists from all the universities in Israel (mentors), will present their projects assisting women scientists. 

8:00-8:15 – Overview of activities, programs, and resources provided by Science Abroad (Mr. Nadav Douani, CEO of Science Abroad) and WISER (Dr. Yarden Golan Maor).

8:15-9:00 – Panel of Postdocs with tips, tricks, and Q&A – with Dr. Inna Ricardo-Lax (Rockefeller University), Dr. Rachel Blau (UCSD), Daria Riabov Bassat (IMP Vienna), and Dr. Yarden Golan Maor (UCSF).

How to get where you are aiming: Insights from a scientist’s journey 

Date & TimeWednesday, 22 February 2023 from 08:00-09:00

LocationRoyal Beach – Zeit Hall

Navigating a PhD, postdoc and life in academia in general can
be very challenging and often overwhelming. But you are not alone!

Getting insights and mentoring from someone who has been
where you are can make a huge difference.

In this session, we will cover some of the topics and
challenges that affect the life of young (and old..) scientists and try to
offer some tips to deal with them. 

 Specifically, the session will include:

 – The importance of mentorship
– Time management
– Dealing with rejection
– Open discussion

These soft-skill sessions will be led by experienced leaders in the scientific community, and will provide you with valuable insights, practical tips, and opportunities to network with other conference attendees. Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your soft skills!

Pre-registration is required. You may register for up to two sessions that don’t run in parallel.

Please click here to register