… 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.
This year in June (17th- 21st of June) Jana and Esther participated in a Keystone Symposium in Keystone, Colorado about the role of microglia in the CNS during health and disease. Both presented a poster about their PhD projects. Beside interesting science they had a great time in the Rocky Mountains.
Yes we did it again! Also this year the Matteo’s participated in the UniLauf 2018.