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Travelling in the name of science

When I was asked to write a little report about the experiences I had made at the International Congress of Immunology I didn’t just want to write one of these travel reports containing the typical pictures of museums and skyscrapers. Instead, I want to tell you about the scientific way of travelling. During my bachelor studies at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg I already … Continue reading Travelling in the name of science »

Anastasia Solomatina – A Boomerang between Bonn and Melbourne

Anastasia Solomatina started her PhD project in April 2016 in the group of Prof. Kolanus at the LIMES institute. She is part of the Bo&MeRanG program , which is a joint graduate school of the universities of Bonn and Melbourne. This gives the participants the opportunity to do part of their PhD work at their partner laboratory in Australia and receive a PhD from both … Continue reading Anastasia Solomatina – A Boomerang between Bonn and Melbourne »

Cluster Science Days 2016: Offline blog survey reveals the Cluster’s spirit

In day-to-day work, we characterise mouse strains, KO mutants or a certain protein. This report here however, is an attempt to elucidate the properties of the 2016 Cluster Science Days participants. This year, the attendees could use their breaks between fantastic talks and poster sessions to unveil some information about themselves. They could place their coloured stickers (red – University Hospital Bonn, UKB, blue – … Continue reading Cluster Science Days 2016: Offline blog survey reveals the Cluster’s spirit »

Cluster Science Days 2015: A meeting to remember

Fascinating talks and poster presentations, networking with spirited fellow students and broadening our horizons were the main attributes of this year’s perfectly organized Cluster Science Days. For two days the ImmunoSensation members, including many doctoral candidates and postdocs, group leaders of the University Hospital Bonn, the LIMES and caesar institutes and the DZNE, as well as invited guests, gathered in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. … Continue reading Cluster Science Days 2015: A meeting to remember »

Katarzyna Jobin – conducting research in a ‘very salty organ’

Katarzyna started her PhD at the Institute for Experimental Immunology in March last year as a part of the ImmunoSensation’s graduate program. She completed her studies in Biology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and afterwards spent two and a half years at the University of Virginia   Can you tell us in one sentence, what your PhD project is about? It’s about the … Continue reading Katarzyna Jobin – conducting research in a ‘very salty organ’ »

Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar

Hannes Beckert is a PhD student in the Neuroimmunology Group of Dr Annett Halle at the research center caesar. As an expert for confocal microscopy, he works on NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   In one sentence, what is your PhD project about? In my PhD thesis I investigate how changes of the intracellular milieu influence the NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   Where did you work before joining … Continue reading Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar »

The statistical literacy course by Dr Rick Scavetta

Based on the observation of twelve PhD students, the likelihood for the spontaneous appearance of beads of sweat while coming across a capital sigma (Σ) followed by square roots and indices is actually rather high – biologists are not terribly famous for their affinity to maths and statistics.   But wait – was the sample size of twelve highly motivated ImmunoSentation IITB PhD students attending … Continue reading The statistical literacy course by Dr Rick Scavetta »

Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar – Understanding the signals underlying inflammation

Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar is one of the new IITB students and has just started his PhD in the group of Prof. Eicke Latz (Institute of Innate Immunity) in December last year. He studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology in Spain and worked in other innate immunology laboratories before coming to Bonn.   Juan, can you summarize for us in one sentence what your PhD project is … Continue reading Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar – Understanding the signals underlying inflammation »

The IITB Students’ Network Meeting 2015

“Who are those people that are gathered in the cluster of excellence?” – Answering this question was in fact the driving idea behind the first IITB Students’ Network Meeting, convened in late May. Of course this was not about passing around a list of names, but rather about exploring the cluster’s unique opportunities for exchange and cooperation face to face. Fruitful scientific teamwork is built … Continue reading The IITB Students’ Network Meeting 2015 »

Hariklia Kazila – The ImmunoSensation Cluster was a perfect match for me

Hariklia Kazila started her PhD at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology in January this year as a part of ImmunoSensation´s graduate program. Originally from Greece, Hariklia completed her Master’s Degree in Plant Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens. She then worked in the Biopharmaceutical industry in Athens and in Belgium before coming to Germany to start her PhD.   Hariklia, can … Continue reading Hariklia Kazila – The ImmunoSensation Cluster was a perfect match for me »