June 2019

PYFF27YEASTDOC had a busy week at the 7th conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi in Milan, Italy. All of the ESRs presented their research through posters, flash posters (Angela & Luís) or talks (Lorena, Toni & Carmen). In the middle of the conference we had an event co-hosted by the ITN cluster on microbial biotechnologies for food and biochemicals. ESRs and PIs from YEASTDOC, Aromagenesis and PAcMEN were joined by a variety of guest speakers to hear about exciting funding opportunities, career paths, and research from Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. The whole event was a great chance to discuss exciting science, network with other scientists, and catch up with old friends. Well done to all of the organisers particularly YEASTDOC PI Paola Branduardi!


May 2019

Pint of Science is an annual worldwide festival that aims to communicate science to the public in an interesting and relaxed way by bringing scientists to the pub. This year’s event in Cork, Ireland took place from 20-22 May 2019 and Franzi was busy organizing behind the scenes and acting as MC on the night (Photograph: Franzi 2nd from the left with some of the Pint of Science team).


March 2019

IMG_1Liliane has been taking part in the ‘Ciência p’ra que te quero’ since she was a Master’s student at  the University of Minho, Portugal. The project aims to explain science related topics to children from 6-10 years of age, using hands-on activities. Liliane, who is studying at the University of Leicester, took the opportunity to participate in a recent event at the public library in Braga whilst on a visit to her home country of Portugal. To learn more about ‘Ciência p’ra que te quero’. Para saber mais sobre ‘Ciência p’ra que te quero’.

January 2019

School visits_NikolaIn January Nikola visited his old high school “Baba Tonka” in Ruse, Bulgaria. There he to spoke to 11th grade pupils about the possibility of a career in science and more specifically Biotechnology. He also shared the ideas behind his PhD project to illustrate the connection between science and industry. The students were particularly interested to hear Nikola speak about the benefits and the challenges of studying outside their home country.  Read more…..