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19.06.2019 At Robert Koch's Desk in Gütersloh

Combining current research with medical history the Ischemia, Reperfusion and Angiogenesis core held their retreat in the library of the Stadtmuseum Gütersloh. A tour of the museum before the scientific exchange enabled the next generation of scientists to peek at key exhibits like Robert Koch's desk and an iron lung from the 1950's. Beside selected student talks, a further highlight was the Power Point karaoke challenge. Dr. Jan Strecker (Münster) was invited to give a keynote lecture.

07.12.2018 UKE's Science Slam Title stays in BIOME Hands

At the Medical Faculty's 2018 Research Day, four BIOME/RTG members, Theresa Kühnel, Alexander Ross, Daniel Soub and Yuqing Wu were invited to contest in the 2nd Science Slam, and the title was won by Alexander Ross for his Caribbean island metaphor, "Viva la Opsonización". BIOME's congratulations also go to Mira Alt, Tanja Becker, Denisa Bojkova, Lana Inoue, Karlotta Kahmann, Samantha Langer, Jana Meiners, Julia Menges, Luca Salhöfer, Annika Stokvis, Beatrice Their, Julia Volke and Rebekka Vogtmann for winning poster prizes.

03-04.12.2018 Mustered to Munster

Miriam Böhn, Verena Höfer, Jana Jungkurth and Camilla Wilk hosted the Genetics and Cell Biology 2018 retreat on the peaceful shores of Munster's Lake Aa, inviting the locally-based scientists, Erich Bornberg-Bauer and Erez Raz, as keynote speakers. The core's prize for the best presentation went to Pascal Lambertz while the poster award went to Lisa Kirchhoff, with Julia Menges and Ronja Schirmann as the respective runners-up in each category. The principal investigators were particularly impressed by the high level of the doctoral presentations, and the active peer feedback within the group was inspiring.

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