Have you evern worried about how to write a proper email to another scientist (whom you have never met!) to ask about collaborative research or postdoc opportunities? Have you ever felt like your email message might be or may have been misinterpreted by its recipient? If your answer is yes, this seminar is for you! We talk about the basics of writing professional emails for academic purposes (e.g., appropriate tone and language) and offer practical suggestions based on the experiences of CICASP faculty members and graduate group.