Archiv des Autors: Francesco Ortelli

DoctorYou S02E12: The Nightline with Ricarda

21.05.2019: Ricarda Rosskopf, who studies Earth Sciences in the last semester of her Bachelors and is in charge for the events of the Nightline Zürich, guests on DoctorYou.

We start with the Nightline in 3 emojis:

  1. 🌔 : moon, because the help and the service offered by the Nightline is offered during the night.
  2. 📱 : phone, because you can call or chat with the Nightliners during the night.
  3. 👥: two people communicating, because the Nightline is about talking and chatting.

We discuss also the principles of the Nightline (anonymity, non directive approach and confidentiality), what is the mission of the Nightline, what it is like to be a Nightliner and how you can start to volunteer in the Nightline. Go in and listen to the whole episode to get to know more about the work of this student association! It will be soon available on SpotifyiTunesMixcloud.

Next week, 17:15, on…

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Thank you for listening and see you on air next week!


DoctorYou S02E11: The process of scientific publication with Rita

Rita and Francesco after the episode

14.05.2019: How is the process of scientific publication? What are our experiences of it? Today Rita Saleh, PhD student at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, guests on DoctorYou for the second time. We have already collected some experience in the process of scientific publication and we share some thoughts rising from our (still limited) experience about 4 points :

  1. Journal selection
  2. Writing
  3. Content
  4. Review

A very interesting point brought up by Rita is the difference between Abstract, Conclusion and Summary! Listen to the podcast soon available to get to know more!

Next Tuesday, 17:15, the Nightline

is going to guest on DoctorYou. The Nightline is a student initiative, where volunteers are available during the night for anonymous phone calls. To get to know the Nightline better I invited the president Friederike and the coordinator of the events Ricarda to guest on DoctorYou!

Remeber to tune in next Tuesday at 17:15 on and see you on air!


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DoctorYou S02E10: 5 Master Suppression Techniques with Elisa

Dr. Elisa Araldi guests on DoctorYou today and we talk about Master Suppression techniques.

Master Suppression Techniques are techniques used to gain and maintain power by suppressing other people in a hierarchical environment. The framework of master suppression techniques was introduced by Ingjald Nissen and then made popular by Berit Ås. The 5 Master Suppression Techniques are:

  • 1) Ridiculing
  • 2) Making invisible
  • 3) Withholding information
  • 4) Double punishment
  • 5) Blame and shame

This episode is based on two documents found online and complemented by our own reflections: – A document by the empowerment network at Stockholm University (in Swedish) and a document on the Website of Karolinska Institutet.

Do you have ideas on how to counteract master suppression techniques? Discuss ridiculing, making invisible and the other ones on DoctorYou’s social channels: Instagram or Twitter and YouTube

DoctorYou is back on Tuesday 14 May, 17:15, on with the topic „The process of scientific publication“

In the meantime enjoy listening to the podcast on  Spotify and iTunes and Mixcloud!

DoctorYou S02E09 Academic Writing with Simon

Francesco and Simon after the interview! Simon did not only hand pen and paper over, but also a whole bunch of precious tips and advices on how to spice up academic writing skills.

What is a topic sentence? How can formulas help you write a paper?

Dr. Simon Milligan, Academic Writing Coordinator at the Language center of ETH and UZH, guests on DoctorYou this afternoon! We talk about the peculiarities of academic writing, what traits of academic writing are discipline specific, how to start writing a paper (or some other academic document) and a lot more!

Next week: pause

But you can continue playing all the Episodes of the first and second Season! They are now available on Spotify and iTunes! The week after next week the topic will be:

5 Master suppression techniques and counterstrategies

Have you ever heard about them? Have you ever used them? Or have they ever been used on you? It is quite probable that the answer to the last two questions is YES! Tune in on…

…Tuesday 30th April, at 18:00, on …

… to discover more about:

  • Ridiculing
  • Making invisible
  • Withholding information
  • Double punishment
  • Blame and shame.

Look forward to it!


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DoctorYou S02E08: NepSAS with Ranjan

Ranjan and Francesco after the live radio talk.

What is the mission of NepSAS? What do the startups they mentor and foster in Nepal do?
Its president, Ranjan Mishra, who is also PhD student at the Department of Biology, guests on today’s episode and tells us about the story, the successes, the challenges and the future perspectives of the Nepali Scientific Association in Switzerland. Innovation, technology transfer, contextualized technologies are keywords. (On on the 09.04.2019.)

Next week…

Is the week of academic writing! Dr. Simon Milligan, who holds courses in academic writing and that many of you have already met, will guest on DoctorYou. Who knows, maybe he will bring you some Easter present in form of some suggestions to upgrade your academic writing skills? Profit of the occasion: have you questions, so send them in on  Instagram or Twitter . If you prefer an anonymous platform, you can use the chat section on this website (top right corner) during the live stream!

See you on Tuesday, 13:15, on


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