The BIOQIC Days 2022 took place from September 29 to 30 at the Inselhotel in Potsdam. The event was also available online via MS Teams. On the first day, 2nd cohort PhD students presented their projects and discussed their results and ideas with colleagues and PIs, with sessions led by 2nd cohort PhD students.

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A highlight was the keynote lecture by Prof. Rebecca Wells, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk about the research in her group and about her personal experiences during her career was very inspiring. The first day was concluded by a get-together with a live concert by the trio “The Couchies”.

The second day consisted of presentations by the associated PhD students and the medical stipendiary Sotirios Tsogias. They had a great opportunity to interact and collaborate with other BIOQIC members, which was highly appreciated. The scientific program was concluded by an invited talk by Prof. Oliver Wieben from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the afternoon, a guided tour and creative workshop was organized at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam. The group learned about impressionist painters and had the opportunity to try out their own pointillist talent.