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Dr Marco Catoni

Dr Marco Catoni

Dr Marco Catoni
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Passionate about Science, outcome-oriented, supportive

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

Being a young investigator of a medium/small lab with recent post-doc experience, I will be able to supervise directly any student, for both computational and experimental work. Additional training offered from the University is available if requested.

Progression monitoring and management:

Lab members are responsible for their projects, I am here to guide you to achieve your objectives and develop your potential.

Communication:

There are no stupid questions! I will always happy to hear your ideas and find together the best way to address a biological question.

How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per fortnight

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per fortnight

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per month

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice)

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.