Thanks to the Covid-19 situation at that time, which allowed for physical events to take place with strict hygiene measures, the BIOQIC Days were held from October 28-29 at the Inselhotel in Potsdam. It was great to finally see everyone in person! The event was also available online via MS Teams.  On the first day, the PhD students of the 2nd cohort presented their projects and discussed about their results and ideas with peers and PIs.

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The sessions were chaired by PhD students, who performed excellently! Highlight was the presentation by Prof. Markus Antonietti, director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam. His talk about environmental issues and the discussion afterwards was found very inspiring by the participants of the BIOQIC Days. The first day was concluded by a get-together with musical accompaniment by the duo “Roy Wilde and Golda Heart”.

The second day consisted of talks by those associated PhD students who participated. They introduced their PhD topics and had the opportunity to interact and cooperate with other BIOQIC members, which was very much appreciated. In the afternoon, the final event was a boat tour on the lakes of Potsdam. The weather was brilliant and a delicious finger food buffet was enjoyed on the outside deck of the MS Königswald of the Weisse Flotte shipping company.