Under the motto “Connecting Stem Cell Scientists in NRW“ the Stem Cell Network NRW has launched the virtual exchange format “StN Spotlight Series”. The aim of this lecture series is to offer stem cell scientists regular opportunities for networking and exchange despite the ongoing restrictions due to the COVID19 pandemic.
The Spotlight Series takes place as video conference. The talks are given in English language. Every interested stem cell scientist is invited to join. Usually the Spotlight talks take place every 2nd Thursday at 1 pm. No fees are charged for participation, but you must register in advance for the respective date and acknowledge a confidentiality agreement if you would like to attend the talks.
The registration link (participation is for free!) and a short abstract of the respective spotlight talk will be provided by email in the week before the event. If you have not
received these mails yet and would like to participate or have questions about the Spotlight Series, please send a short email to info[at]stammzellen.nrw.de.
Each Spotlight talk starts with a 20-minute lecture after which the speaker is available for questions and there is room for further discussions. In past meetings, there were some really good debates!
The Spotlight Series comprises three different categories:
Initiated in spring 2020 as a loose get together by video conference to exchange about the new (working) situation due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, Spotlight has now become an established video lecture series. At the beginning there was also the category „StN Spotlight: COVID-19 Stammtisch“, which was an open exchange about the current situation and lectures on research approaches related to COVID-19,
e.g. unproven stem cell therapies for COVID-19.
Interested to present exciting research findings, your new paper or to give insights into the work of your institute? Contact us! The team of the coordination office is happy
to receive contributions for the next Spotlights.
Is there a new publication in your research group, have you developed/tested a new method or would you like to give insights into your laboratory? Please contact the coordination office if you would like to contribute to one of the next Spotlights. We are happy to receive any topic suggestions.