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CeMEB PhD student visit to GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research


Report from the GEOMAR - CeMEB PhD networking event 20-21 October 2016

On Thursday morning, a determined bunch of PhD students arrived in Kiel with the aim to develop network opportunities within marine evolutionary science. Participants arriving from Belgium, UK, and three destinations in Sweden met up with the PhD students from Kiel involved in the CeMEB network. The day started out with an informal meeting, which soon turned into inspirational discussions on future projects. However, with a tight schedule, we had soon to depart on a tour of the facilities. And what a tour! Five different ongoing experimental projects were presented, most on the topic of effects of abiotic stressors on marine organisms’ physiology, but also some ecosystem response studies. Many of us were impressed with the nice setups and facilities provided for the experiments. Five different CO2 concentrations on demand from a pipe in the wall is the wet (dry?) dream of any OA researcher. The tour finished with a talk from a visiting scientist from Estonia working with invasion biology.

After our tour and the many questions, we had a quick lunch and started our first talk session. PI’s from several different fields held talks on topics of our interests. Immune dynamics, mate choice, fisheries regulations, gastro-intestinal physiology and color development were discussed in the context of marine evolution. All of the PIs were very accommodating to our questions and ideas. With the end of official activities, the social activities took place. We met up with PhD students and young researchers from GEOMAR for some burgers and beers at John’s Burger Bar (a previous physical oceanographer who now runs this very popular place).

Friday morning started with some much needed coffee, a last PI talk and an introduction of the CeMEB network to the crowd attending the second session. After this, the PhD students from CeMEB presented their topics and gave talks leading up to a Q&A session for each person. This was much appreciated by the GEOMAR research community, and attendees varied from master students to professors. After the end of session one,
a debriefing lunch was had at the close by Parliament restaurant. This continued into a formal PhD meeting with the topic of planning activities for next year. We turned a lot of stones, but came out very inspired in the end. Hopefully this idea will either be presented or started during the next CeMEB meeting. During the afternoon, individual meetings with the PIs in attendance were also had. After this, a short tour of the aquarium was done by the few remaining PhD students still around (some had transports to catch throughout the late afternoon).

In short, the days were a success. Felix Mittermayer and Isabel Casties did an amazing job of planning the event and hosting us guests. We all were very inspired by the discussions and time and time again came back to praise the opportunity good networking gives you.

Researchers presenting:
Claas Hiebenthal
Luisa Listmann
Lara Schmittmann
Talisa Döhring
Jonne Kotta
Marco Scotti
Thorsten Reusch
Marian Hu
Oscar Puebla
Olivia Roth
Ute Hentschel Humeida

CeMEB Students presenting:
Alexandra Kinnby
Samuel Perini
Jenny Larsson
Henrik Christiansen
Alexander Ventura
Leon Green



All photos: Leon Green Ekelin

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