… same procedure as every year – Weiberfastnacht breakfast“ with the 4th floor of the CECAD building followed by the legendary party in and by Oliveri’s. Kölle Alaaf 😉
Congrats to How – he successfully completed his master studies with the analysis of mitochondrial membrane potentials in the Bergami Lab. He disappeared for hours to get live cell imaging running and put a lot efforts in the analysis of the obtained signals. Unfortunately there are rumors that he might leave us to start his PhD career in Switzerland… nevertheless we wish you all the best and already miss you AND your technically gifted contributions to daily life – he repaired cell phones, bicycles and coffee machines for us 😉
Matteo invited us to a joint retreat in Cambridge hosted by the lab of Benedikt Berninger. Thanks again for the warm welcome. Scientist from the Christophe Heinrich, Sergio Gascon and Marisa Karow lab participated as well. The broad interest in adult neurogenesis, stem cell research, cellular reprogramming, glia and mitochondrial physiology put together a very interesting set of talks. Due to visa issues and pregnancy status 😉 the Bergami lab started reduced in number but with a very good mood to an exciting 3 day trip to the UK.
We headed to Heumarkt after a joint breakfast to meet at noon a guide for the city-rallye we booked in advance. We were looking forward to solving riddles while moving through our city cologne… BUT were disappointed by the guide who showed up 1 hour late and was not informed about the necessity to perform everything in English. We cancelled and decided to go the famous Zoo 😉 so we still walked quite a bit and closed the day with a well deserved barbeque.
Matteo accepted an invitation from Russia to attend the Volga Neuroscience Meeting in July 2018. After a turbulent ride to get the visa before conference start the real adventure began – the conference took place an a boat and this was actually cruising along the Volga river 😉 The program committee put together an international group of speakers based in the USA, Europe, Russia and Asia.
Luca Guglielmo (right behind Matteo) arrived in March to start an internship for 3 months to complete his Bachelor degree. After graduation he is moving to Sweden, Stockholm for his master’s. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We wish you all the best for your further studies and scientific career.
Kristiano, Sandra and Hannah took the train to Dresden and attended the 5th adult neurogenesis meeting organised by Gerd Kempermann and Abcam. They listened to many interesting talks giving insides to new ideas in the field, including Sandra’s, who was invited to talk about her PhD work.
We accompanied Kristiano to Bonn where the defense of his thesis took place. He graduated in an international masters program organized by the University of Bonn and Busto Arsizio in Italy. Congrats! But luckily no need to say good bye – Kristiano decided to stay as a PhD student in our lab. So welcome again 😉
Sandra and Hannah flew to the SFN, which took place in Washington DC this year (11th – 15th of November). They contributed with a poster and a mini talk. In regard to the size of the conference and the amount of scientific work presented by the neuroscience community an overwhelming but very interesting experience.