The Penta Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have held the first Penta Cafè!

07 Jun, 2022

The first Penta Café, held on 19 May, was attended by ECRs from Europe and Africa who discussed ideas on the best way to get papers published, tips and learning points on preparing grant proposals, and suggestions on what to do after completing their PhDs. The Penta Cafè is an online webinar where ECRs are welcome to discuss their research and careers with peers in a friendly and informal environment.

At Penta, we believe that one of the pillars of future research is creating the right environment for ECRs, with opportunities to access training, mentorship, and peer networking. Indeed, networking, sharing experiences and ideas, and establishing new research connections amongst peers are some of the best ways for young researchers to successfully progress in their careers.

Paediatric research has done so much to improve health outcomes for children globally, but the best in paediatric research is yet to come.

The Penta ECR working group is already preparing for the next Café. ECRs interested in joining can do so by sending an email to