Science Communication in Academia – what’s expected outside of writing papers?
By Sinduya Krishnarajah, Postdoctoral Scientist, Becher lab. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. Almost 5 years ago to the day, I landed in Zurich for a week of interviews with fellow Life Scientists hunting for PhD positions. I checked onto the return flight with a wide grin that I couldn’t wipe off my face for…
Sum of i^2: Interdisciplinary immunology
By Lorenz Adlung. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. I love immunology. Studying the immune system in all its complexity is thrilling and fascinating. It is challenging, but every day, I learn something new: Seeing things from a different angle. It is my firm belief that immunology is a research branch that offers, but also…
Gut Neuroimmunity – Teamwork makes the dream work
By Jeremy Yeoh. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. One unpleasant aspect of the upcoming summer is the rise of undesirable insects (no offence to entomologists). The advent of the insect season brings upon us much suffering – mainly in the form of itchy and sometimes painful bites, causing pain and inflammation in the form…
Plasticity: An Identity Crisis
By Jeremy Yeoh. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. Have you ever felt like you don’t really fit in a box that was meant to describe you? Do you feel like both a Pisces and a Scorpio at the same time? To make our lives simpler, humans tend to categorize things into neat groups, whether it…
Social networks within the immune system
By Lorenz Adlung. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. Immune cells communicate with each other thereby forming intricate interaction networks like the one on the right from our work published 2019 in Cell. With recent advances in technology, we understand more about functional interdependencies between immune cellular subsets.
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16 December Seminar (on Zoom only) – Two talks by the Astrophysicist and Astrobiologist Daniel Angerhausen
Daniel Angerhausen will give us a science talk and a soft-skill talk. Continue reading to know more!
02 December Seminar – The divergent effects of CD4 T cells and insights on entrepreneurship in science
Carolyn King will talk about the her work to elucidate the specific factors regulating CD4 memory T cell diversification, while Carla Benichou will describe the tools a scientist has to build a start-up. Continue reading to know more!
18 November Seminar – The dynamics of antiviral immunity and insights from a science journalist
Natalia Pikor will talk about the ‘Spatial-temporal dynamics of antiviral immunity across stromal cell-underpinned niches’, while Florian Fisch will describe the journey to become a ‘Science journalist – neither in nor out’. Continue reading to know more!
04 November Seminar – Antigen discovery and CyTOF technology
Michel Bassani Sternberg will talk about ‘Antigen discovery for development of personalized cancer immunotherapy’, and Anne-Sophie Thomas-Claudepierre will give us an ‘Introduction to CyTOF technology for high-multiplex cell suspension and imaging applications”. Continue reading to know more!