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Tuesday
24.09.2019

New video on the DynaMORE project - modelling stress resilience

Link to a video on the DynaMORE project of Prof. Raffael Kalisch, who is also a PI and vice spokesperson in this CRC 1193. 

The goal of the project is to develop an in silico model of stress resilience.  

For further information on the project click here. 

DynMORE is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.



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Tuesday
24.09.2019

3rd CRC 1193 PhD and Postdoc Retreat

19-22 August 2019, Hirschegg, Austria

The third CRC 1193 PhD and Postdoc Retreat again presented a great opportunity to get together and discuss different perspectives and ideas on resilience research. 20 PhD students, 4 postdocs, 2 PIs, 5 Master’s and Bachelor’s students, 1 lab manager, and 1 coordinator took the opportunity to participate and made the journey to charming Haus Bergkranz in the Austrian Alps.

Due to organizational difficulties and cancellations, this year’s scientific programme unfortunately did not include any keynote lectures, however, advance...

19-22 August 2019, Hirschegg, Austria

The third CRC 1193 PhD and Postdoc Retreat again presented a great opportunity to get together and discuss different perspectives and ideas on resilience research. 20 PhD students, 4 postdocs, 2 PIs, 5 Master’s and Bachelor’s students, 1 lab manager, and 1 coordinator took the opportunity to participate and made the journey to charming Haus Bergkranz in the Austrian Alps.

Due to organizational difficulties and cancellations, this year’s scientific programme unfortunately did not include any keynote lectures, however, advanced PhD students made up for it by giving exciting short talks and presenting their latest findings. Presentations ranged from animal models of stress resilience and methodological aspects to human research, leading to fruitful discussions on how best to integrate research within our CRC and how to translate research from animals to humans (and back) in general.  Everyone who did not get the chance to give a short talk was encouraged to present a poster during two lively poster sessions.

Like the year before, a so-called Unconference bridged the scientific and social programme. First, during a market place event, all participants could come up with ideas for short sessions, pitch their ideas to everyone and effectively create the unconference schedule. Sessions took place in the afternoon and participants were invited to take part in discussions e.g., on the philosophy of resilience, mouse behaviour, and how to resolve conflicts in scientific collaborations. More hands-on workshops included tips on scientific writing, python programming, origami, a mindfulness exercise, and how to communicate research results to the public. Opportunities to get involved in local young researcher groups, such as the Neuroscience Graduates’ Colloquium in Mainz were also advertised during the Unconference.  

Everyone really enjoyed the social activities, such as the traditional scientific pub quiz, a hiking trip through the Kleinwalsertal, and adrenaline-charged competitive card games sessions in the evenings. 

The overall feedback was very positive, and participants would like to come back to Hirschegg for a fourth retreat next year.

Thanks also to the organizers Sandra Zurborg and Laura Meine.

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