Science Digest

Are you applying for a PI position? Do you give talks where you need to explain your work quick and simple? Do you enjoy discussing your work and getting ideas from your peers?  Science Digest is the place for you. Science digest is preferably following the format of “Chalk Talks”, but the slide presentation is also fine. This is where the speaker talks about their work for about 20 minutes (usually using a chalk board), followed by a lengthy discussion session with everyone present. Once a month, the ORC will host a speaker. If you want to be our next speaker, send us an e-mail:

Please, bring your lunch with you to digest better!

Upcoming events 


Thursday, October 22 2020, Kevin Dorgans (Postdoctoral Scholar at Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit led by Marylka Yoe Uusisaari) will give a talk on "In vitro imaging of subthreshold voltage oscillation in the inferior olive"

Past events

September 10 2020, Nobuaki Mizumoto (Postdoctoral Scholar in the Evolutionary Genomics Unit led by Tom Bourguignon) gave a talk on "Evolutionary perspectives of collective behavior in termites"

June 29, 2020Bogna Ignatowska-Jankowska (Postdoctoral Scholar in the Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit, Marylka Yoe Uusisaari) gave a talk on "Distinct behavioral effects of cannabinoids in 3D motion capture of freely moving mice"

January 28, 2020, at 12:00 (Seminar Room C210, Central Building, level C): Ales Bucek (Postdoctoral Scholar in Bourguignon Unit) will give a Chalk Talk on "How parasites manipulate with their hosts?"

October 29, 2019, at 12:00 (classroom B700, Lab 3, level B): Rory Cerbus (Staff Scientist in Chakraborty Unit) will give a Chalk Talk on  "How hard do you have to push water through a pipe?"

October 16, at 12:00 (C016, Lab 1, Level C): Prof. David Williams from the European Space Agency (link) gave a talk on "The Solar Orbiter Project" 

September 24, 2019, at 12:00 (classroom B700, Lab 3, level B): Stoffel Janssens gave a Chalk Talk on "Diamond-glass platforms for biological applications"

August 202019, at 12:00 (C210, Central Building, level C): Davide Chiuchiu gave a Chalk Talk on "Error-speed correlations in biopolymer synthesis"

July 23, 2019, at 12:00 (Lab 1, level C, C016): Vandna Gokhroo gave a Chalk Talk on "Cool physics with cold atoms"

June 18, 2019, at 12:00 (Lab 3 C700): Fabien Benureau gave a Chalk Talk on "Robots that develop, Robots that Evolve" 

May 21, 2019, at 12:00 (Central Building C210): Katarzyna Bozek gave a Chalk Talk on Image Analysis and Image-based Phenotyping in Biology

April 16, 2019, at 12:00 (Lab 3 C700): Simone Pigolotti shared with us tips on how to organize and navigate a Chalk Talk

March 20, 2019, at 12:00 (Lab 1 C015): Bogna Ignatowska-Jankowska talked about Kinematic Signatures of Cannabinoids