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MDC at the Berlin Science Week

1 - 10 November, 2021

Program

From 1 to 10 November 2021, researchers will gather in Berlin to discuss current issues - with each other and with the public. The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) will be contributing to exciting events, online and on site.

Real or Fake? A Science Show for the Critical Thinking.

November 3: Public show via Zoom | Registration required | EN →

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Scientists present hot research topics with real and alternative facts in a novel science entertainment format: The Real-or-Fake-Show.

In times of real and self-proclaimed experts – how does one know how to distinguish between the alternative facts and the truth? How can we train a critical awareness of the manipulability of scientific results without preaching?

Answer: Playfully. You trick your audience deliberately, but only sometimes.

In the interactive, scientific Real or Fake-Show, scientists present exciting topics from their fields of expertise in genetics, geoscience, medicine etc. enticing the audience to be enlightened or tricked. They either present fact-based stories that may sound too bizarre to be believed, or they deliberately trick the audience with their cheeky but melodious false reports. The critical audience discusses, votes on the credibility and is then surprised by the resolution. Whether one is inspired by current research topics and the job description “scientist”, or whether one is practicing to recognize a swindle – in the end everyone comes out a bit more factual.

Registration

This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organiser.

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Berlin PostDoc Day 2021

November 4: Public postdoc day at the Campus in Buch | Registration required  | EN →

Thursday, November 4, 2020, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie | Uri Alon

Berlin PostDoc Day, your best chance to get to know your peers in Berlin, present your science and acquire new skills

Berlin PostDoc Day is THE annual event organized by passionate PostDoc volunteers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin.

It is a great chance for postdocs at any level of experience and last-year PhD students to present their science in talks or posters, get to know each other and expand their network!

In addition to the traditional scientific sessions, PostDoc Day provides industry-related talks brought by our sponsors and communication skills-oriented seminars from communication experts

We are looking forward to seeing you in person, enjoying great science and our prestigious keynote speaker Professor Uri Alon from Weizmann Institute of Science

The best talks will be awarded great prizes!

Registration

This is an in-person event on campus Buch, MDC.C, Robert-Rössle-Strasse 10, Berlin. If you would like to attend, please register.

The event will be accessible for anybody, the venue is wheelchair friendly. Any special request can be submitted to the organizers. Due to unforeseeable COVID19-related restrictions, the event might be moved to the online platform Hopin.

 

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Future Medicine Round Table 2021

November 4: Public online conference | registration required | EN →

Thursyday, November 4, 2021, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in der Charité

Are we prepared for the next pandemic?

End of 2019, the COVID-19-outbreak took the world by surprise. Almost two years into the pandemic, science has made great progress and politicians have made valuable experiences how to manage this global crisis. But can we use the knowledge we gathered if a similar scenario strikes again?

We are looking forward to discussing the important questions:

Have we already learned enough about the pandemic?
Can the learnings regarding effective therapies and preventive measures be applied for another pandemic?
What are the side effects of the pandemic on the health system (e.g. delay of diagnosis and therapies of other diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases or chronical illnesses)?
Are science and politics prepared for the next pandemic?

Timetable

4.00 p.m. Welcome Speech
Der Tagesspiegel and the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)

4.10 p.m. Screenings
Scientists from many different fields and institutions such as the MDC will start by showing short films about the most recent findings in SARS-CoV-2-Research

4.20 p.m. Impulse Lecture
Dr. Michael May, Vice President & Medical Director Germany of Bristol Myers Squibb

4.30 p.m. Discussion: Are we prepared for the next pandemic?
Professor Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding, Head of the Microbiology Department of Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Professor Christof von Kalle, Head of the Clinical Study Center of BIH and Charité
N.N., Political Representative

Moderator: Michaela Küfner, Political Correspondent

5.15 p.m. Closing Keynote
N.N.

Registration

Due to the circumstances, the event-series “Future Medicine Science Match”, hosted by Berlin’s leading Newspaper „Der Tagesspiegel“ and the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) will run the event as a virtual round table. If you would like to attend, please book your spot. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organizer.

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Neue Methoden für weniger Tierversuche – so forscht Berlin

November 5: Open discussion via livestream and on-site | Registration required | DE →

Friday, November 5, 2021, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Einstein-Zentrum 3R | Stefan Hippenstiel, Christa Thöne-Reineke, Jens Kurreck, Michael Gotthardt, Tanja Schwerdtle

Einblicke in das neue Einstein-Zentrum 3R

Forschung an Mini-Organen, menschlichem Gewebe oder Multi-Organ-Chips – moderne Technologien versprechen eine Zukunft ohne Tierversuche. Was ist der aktuelle Stand der Forschung? Wie funktionieren diese Methoden und wo liegen ihre Grenzen?

Eine moderierte Podiumsdiskussion mit kurzen Filmbeiträgen aus den Laboren widmet sich diesen und weiteren Fragen. Erfahren Sie, wie Berlins Wissenschaft daran arbeitet, die Forschung im Sinne von 3R – Replace, Reduce, Refine von Tierversuchen – zu verändern und zu verbessern. Auf dem Podium erklären Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern des neuen Einstein-Zentrum 3R ihre Forschung. Ziel des Zentrums ist es, zur Entwicklung neuer Therapien für menschliche Erkrankungen beizutragen, indem die Übertragbarkeit von Laborerkenntnissen auf den Patienten verbessert und gleichzeitig der Tierschutz gestärkt wird.

Sie haben die Möglichkeit im Vorfeld der Veranstaltung Fragen an registration@ec3r.org zu senden.

Diese Veranstaltung kann digital per Livestream oder persönlich vor Ort im Museum für Naturkunde mit einer begrenzten Teilnehmendenzahl besucht werden.

Livestream: Kurz vor Beginn der Veranstaltung wird der Stream auf dieser Website zur Verfügung gestellt. Fügen Sie die Veranstaltung zu Ihren Favoriten hinzu und erhalten Sie eine Erinnerung per E-Mail.

Vor Ort: Wenn Sie an der Veranstaltung vor Ort teilnehmen möchten, melden Sie sich bitte per Mail unter registration@ec3r.org.

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Blumen! – die Wissenschaftsshow

November 5: Öffentliche Filmvorführung per Livestream und vor Ort | Registration required | DE & EN →

Friday, November 5, 2021, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Paul-Drude-Institut | Friedrich Liechtenstein, Carsten Hucho

My science blows you out of the water!

Friedrich Liechtenstein führt durch die Show, in der drei Institute eine Woche Zeit hatten, ungewöhnliche Clips zu produzieren, um für ihre Wissenschaft zu begeistern. Brilliante Scientists zeigen, wieso ihr Forschungsgebiet das aufregendste der Welt ist. Sie müssen nicht nur Friedrich überzeugen: Das online-Publikum bewertet die Clips und der Gewinner wird einen Monat lang auf der Science-Fassade des Paul-Drude-Instituts gefeatured.

This event will take place in German and English.

Diese Veranstaltung kann digital per Livestream oder persönlich vor Ort im Museum für Naturkunde mit einer begrenzten Teilnehmendenzahl besucht werden.

Livestream

Kurz vor Beginn der Veranstaltung wird der Stream auf dieser Website zur Verfügung gestellt. Fügen Sie die Veranstaltung zu Ihren Favoriten hinzu und erhalten Sie eine Erinnerung per E-Mail.

Vor Ort

Wenn Sie an der Veranstaltung vor Ort teilnehmen möchten, melden Sie sich bitte bei event@pdi-berlin.de (mit der Betreffzeile: Show). Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Teilnehmer:innenzahl begrenzt ist. Sollten mehr Anmeldungen eingehen als Plätze vorhanden sind, werden Teilnehmende durch das PDI ausgewählt. Hierzu ist es sehr hilfreich, in einem kurzen Kommentar zu erwähnen, warum gerade Sie an der Veranstaltung dringend/zwingend teilnehmen müssen/wollen/sollen.

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BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK CAMPUS

November 5: Action booth →

Friday, November 5 - Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pipetting, measuring, finding information – in our Laboratory Olympics you can try out how well you would be suited to everyday laboratory work. Of course, MDC scientists will also explain to you how they want to shape the medicine of the future with their molecular biology projects: from new cancer therapies to corona research.

And last but not least: a lab selfie is included.

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Diversity Instead of Uniformity

November 5: Public discussion via livestream and on-site | Registration required | EN →

Friday, November 5, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Berlin Research 50 (BR50) | Franziska Emmerling, Noa K. Ha, Ivona Kafedjiska, Luc De Meester

How does diversity advance scientific progress?

Diversity management, gender equality and internationalization have become guiding principles for almost all scientific institutions, especially in Berlin. At the beginning of the year, DFG President Katja Becker stressed that diversity and excellence are inseparable concepts for her. However, it remains true that the further up the career ladder you go, the more uniform the people who reach these positions tend to be. At the same time, many scientists have problems establishing themselves in Germany and face problems with the language, bureaucracy and other personal challenges. Unfortunately, it is also evident that people in the scientific environment are not spared from experiences of discrimination and prejudice.

These are issues that a global science capital like Berlin needs to address. We are taking stock: What is the current state of diversity in German academia? What problems do international researchers face in Germany? How can Berlin in particular tackle these challenges here and actively promote diversity?

The initiative organizing this panel discussion: Strengthening Berlin as an international science metropolis is the goal of a joint initiative of the capital’s non-university research institutions. At the beginning of 2020, they joined forces to form BR50 (Berlin Research 50). Further information: www.br50.org/en/br50

This event can be attended digitally via livestream or in-person with a limited on-site audience at the Museum of Natural History.

Livestream
Shortly before the event begins, the stream will be made available on this site. Add the event to your favourites and receive a reminder via email.

On-Site
If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your spot by October 29 via e-mail to BR50 office: coordinators@br50.org .

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Cardiovascular Health in the Time of COVID-19

November 5: Open online discussion | EN →

Friday, November 5, 2021, 6 - 8 p.m.

Springer Nature | Kathrin de la Rosa, Leif Erik Sander, Michael Potente, Birgit Sawitzki, Vesna Todorovic, Holger Gerhardt

COVID-19, caused by a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic that has affected the lives of the entire human population. The panel, composed of Berlin-based experts in basic, translational and clinical science focused on cardiovascular disease and immunology, will discuss three key aspects:

How are pre-existing cardiovascular conditions associated with worse outcomes and increased risk of death in patients with COVID-19? How can COVID-19 itself  induce cardiovascular disease, such as venous thromboembolism, high blood pressure, acute coronary syndrome, myocardial injury, and arrhythmia? And how we can minimize all these risks by vaccination?

Panelists

Dr. Kathrin de la Rosa, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
Prof. Dr. Holger Gerhardt, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research) Partner Site Berlin
Prof. Dr. Michael Potente, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
Prof. Dr. med. Leif Erik Sander, Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Prof. Dr. Birgit Sawitzki, Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Moderation

Dr. Vesna Todorovic, Chief Editor, Nature Cardiovascular Research

The panel discussion will start at 6pm Berlin time, will last 1 hour and will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists and the audience. The event will end at 8 p.m. Berlin time.

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Zelldiagnostik der Zukunft

November 10: Public training via Zoom. | Registration required

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 4 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin | Patrick Maschmeyer, Leif Ludwig

Was der Blick auf einzelne Zellen für die Medizin bringt: eine Lehrerfortbildung.

Damit Organe oder Lebewesen funktionieren können, müssen unzählige Zellen miteinander kommunizieren, sich entwickeln und spezialisieren. Dafür rufen sie immer wieder unterschiedliche Informationen aus dem Erbgut ab. Mit neuen Omics-Technologien wie der Einzelzellanalyse können Forscher*innen im großen Maßstab und präzise beobachten, wie sich Zellen und ihr Zusammenspiel im Verlauf von Krankheiten verändern. Dank dieser Präzision sehen sie dabei selbst seltene Zelltypen wie Stammzellen – die therapeutisch interessant sind. Wer Krankheiten früher diagnostizieren und passgenau behandeln will, muss also auf die zelluläre Ebene schauen.

Registration

Dies ist ein digitales Event. Der Zugang zur Veranstaltung wird nach der Anmeldung durch die Organisation zur Verfügung gestellt.

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Retrospect

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