European Congress of Immunology – Part 5

One could think this post is late as the conference ended nearly a week ago but no it’s not. The post is well aged – just like the final session of ECI: a symposium on the ageing immune system. The three speaker (Viktor Appay, Martina Prelog and Rafael Solana) gave an excellent overview over the…

European Congress of Immunology – Cell trafficking

Getting up early on Tuesday morning was indeed worth it, thanks to Reinhold Förster and Ronald Germain! We got the possibility to enjoy our morning coffee while watching some colourful impressive microscopy pictures and videos on cell trafficking.

European Congress of Immunology – Part 3

In addition to excellent scientific talks, ECI also offers sessions on scientific writing as well as career advice. Today I went to a “Women in Immunology” Career Lunch hosted by the German Society for Immunology. In the session, two female group leaders (Diana Dudziak and Friederike Berberich-Siebelt) as well as the former president of the…

European Congress of Immunology – Part 2

It has begun and Vienna is full of these “hipster” backpack/shopping bags. After an opening ceremony full off classical live music – today was the first full day of scientific presentations. Each day there is one keynote lecture, several symposia and workshops. At any given time two symposia and six workshops run at the same…

European Congress of Immunology – Part 1

To view this post in german click hier/ Für die deutsche Version hier klicken: Tomorrow we are off to a conference, the European Congress of Immunology (ECI) in Vienna. Sounds like fun, right? A paid holiday? Not quite. So what do scientists do at conferences? They learn about science. Obvious right? Conferences are the ideal…

Europäischer Immunologie Kongress – Teil 1

To view this post in english click here/ Für die englische Version hier klicken: Morgen ist es soweit – wir fahren nach Wien zum Europäischen Immunologie Kongress. Klingt nach Spaß oder? Ein bezahlter Urlaub? Nicht ganz. Aber was machen Wissenschaftler eigentlich auf Konferenzen? Sie informieren sich über die neusten Entwicklungen in der Forschung. Ja, das…