Newsletter: 02/2021: Symposium on COVID-19, mole-rat dialects and a science contest

Key Visual I & I Virtual Symposium

Dear readers,

There are few conferences that elicit the response, “Wow, rock stars!” Our I&I-Symposium on COVID-19 is definitely one of them. If you want to know what the immunology community currently has to say about this disease, you had better clear your schedule on the afternoon of March 3 and make sure you have a reliable internet connection. Registration is still open, and participation is free. Klaus Rajewsky and Michela Di Virgilio of the MDC deserve a huge well done for putting together this extraordinary lineup of speakers.

If you don’t want to hear anything about coronaviruses right now, perhaps the chirping of naked mole-rats will be a welcome change. Not only do these amazing rodents have a distinct voice, but each colony has its own dialect – which young animals have to learn. This cultural achievement comes in handy, not least in helping to identify intruders. But there are also highlights to report in cancer and muscle research. And as always, we have a book recommendation for you.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Your MDC Insights Team