Science Digest

Do you enjoy discussing your work and getting ideas from your peers, getting a glimpse of other research institutions, and networking?  Science Digest is the place for you. This is where the speaker talks about their work, career journey, and host institution, followed by a lively discussion session. Once a month, the ORC will host an invited speaker. If you want to be our next speaker, send us an e-mail:

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Past events

March 17, 2023, Prof. John Parkinson (Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, USA) gave a talk on "Genomics insights from giant clam symbionts".

July 7, 2022, Arielle Keller  (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, Lifespan Informatics & Neuroimaging Center, University of Pennsylvania) gave a talk on "Attention and Mental Health: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective".

June 28, 2022, Erika Cyphert (Postdoctoral Fellow, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA) gave a talk on "Biomaterials and the gut microbiome - paving the way for novel therapeutics".

May 31 2022, David Brückner (NOMIS Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria) gave a talk on "Learning the stochastic dynamics of biological systems across scales: from single cells to organoids".

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

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) gave 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) gave 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