I am working in Prof. Michael Heneka’s lab in the DZNE Bonn, where I am currently doing a second postdoc. After finishing my PhD in a Nephrology lab in Germany, I decided to switch topics and went to the US for 3 years to learn about Alzheimer’s and other dementia research. Despite being in science for 9 years and attending multiple retreats and conferences, this … Continue reading Neuroinflammation Summer School – a chance to network in a beautiful place
Summer School in Sardinia: sounds like “holidays” but it tourned out to be an intense week. I wondered: what did the summer school do to my immune system?
Did you ever wonder how a scientific conference or summer school is organized? Who selects the speakers and more importantly, who decides which abstracts are selected for a presentation? And what are the criteria for the poster awards? Well, during my visit to the ENII (European Network of Immunology Institutes) Summer school of Immunology in Sardinia a few weeks ago, I became curious and decided … Continue reading How to organize a summer school: Answers from the experts
This October, I had the opportunity to attend the first Neuroinflammation Summer School, which was held in association with the Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation and took place in Spain. The School was organized by Prof. Michael Heneka and featured many prominent academics that specialize in various aspects of neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation within the central nervous system. It was quite a journey to reach the … Continue reading Science by the sea
`Come on, you just want to attend the Summer School because it takes place in Sardinia and it’s sunny, right?` This might be in fact what your PI will say when you ask to attend the Summer School of the European Network of Immunology Institutes (ENII) in Sardinia. This annual meeting for experienced PhD students and young PostDocs in the field of immunology took place … Continue reading ENII Summer School of Immunology in Sardinia