Jan 24, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Eastwood Room, Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB|
|Contact Name||Arne Jungwirth|
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The PdOC Interdisciplinary Research Club – a chance to discuss
current topics in academia with postdocs outside your usual peer
When: Tuesday 24th January - 7-9pm
Where: Eastwood Room, Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB
Topic: Tissue Engineering
This event’s aim is to bring together postdocs from different
disciplines to discuss current topics in academia, research,
and society. Often we find ourselves among peers whose world view
is very similar to our own – because we read the same things,
discuss with the same people, and have undergone the same training.
As a consequence, it can sometimes be startling to find that
people with a different background view a given topic in a
completely different way. And it may at times be difficult to
understand how such a different view came about.
The PdOC Interdisciplinary Research Club should be a forum where
we exchange views and experiences revolving around a current topic.
Ideally, the group will be composed of people from all areas of
Cambridge’s academic institutions: arts, humanities, STEMM. This
should help us see past our usual horizons, enabling us to think
outside the boxes of our academic fields. Prospective participants
will receive short articles ahead of the actual meeting.
Preparative reading time will not exceed 1hr total, and the
articles should serve as basis for an evening of informal
discussions. Prior to discussion, a presentation will be given
on the respective topic. Wine and nibbles will be provided.
This time we will hear from Sasha Berdichevski. She will talk
about “Building tissues and organs in the lab: science fiction
or reality?”. Sasha will tell us about how tissue engineering
applies the principles of engineering and life sciences toward
understanding the mechanisms of tissue growth and function and
how its findings can be applied in the treatment of various
People interested in participating please contact Arne Jungwirth