The next federal election in Germany takes place on the 26th of September. While the public discussion is mainly dealing with the political parties’ opinions on the climate crisis, economy, and national safety, I think that their stand on scientific research is missing. It is clear that all political parties want to encourage scientific research on topics like energy production, agriculture, mobility and AI, but … Continue reading How might the next election change science? – An overview of the ideas for scientific research that German political parties aim at
AG Schultzes Post-doc Tal Pecht talks about the perks of motherhood and how having children can make you become a better scientist.
Lucas Secchim Ribeiro, a post-doctoral researcher in the AG Franklin, explains the potential of platelets beyond hemostasis, introducing their skills as part of our immune system, in health and disease.
June 2019 – wasn’t it a great one? We enjoyed the sun, the heat, the ice-cream that we urgently needed to survive, and the vacation days we had. Where did you go and which mode of travel did you choose? This hot summer and California flair made me think of a mode of travel which all in all has become unpopular in Germany: tramping.
About the author: Nóra Balzer is a 27-year-old Hungarian-German bio-informatician, married to a German scientist, and mother of 2-year-old David. In her doctoral studies, she aims at finding epigenetic changes in the offspring related to maternal obesity. She likes reading, writing and spending as much time with her family as possible. The desire to have a child and the wish to begin an academic career … Continue reading Mother and early career scientist – how to combine parallel roles?
You might know the movie “Groundhog Day” (German: “Und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier”), in which Phil (Bill Murray) experiences the same day over and over again. Well, sometimes our typical Monday morning lab seminar reminds me of this movie: We never really start at the scheduled 9 o’clock; we initially have some 15 min chit-chat about the previous weekend, talk about general lab business and, … Continue reading How to square the circle – our new series: Family and Science
As PhD students, we have learned to educate ourselves: read articles, talk with other scientists, find our own answers to our scientific questions. Sometimes it is hard to keep on going, to always be updated, motivated, and strong. We all have those days when you wake up in the morning and think: “Please bed, hold me tight and do not let me go!!!” Sometimes we … Continue reading LA LA LAB – From bench to couch: Cinema meets science