CRC 1182 Workshops by Prof. Dr. Angela E. Douglas (Cornell University, Ithaca) – 26. & 27.01.2017

We are honoured to have Prof. Angela E. Douglas as our CRC 1182 guest.
Angela is the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology, at Cornell University, Ithaca. Her current research interest is focused on Drosophila-gut microbe interactions and metabolic coevolution in cooperative symbioses.

During her stay she is going to host different events.

On Thursday, January 26th at 11 am Angela will hold the event „Harnessing Animal Microbiomes: from Davos to Kiel“. At the World Economic Forum in Davos she did this event with economists and politicians and would love to do it now with students and postdocs. This session will provide a single PechaKucha on the application of microbiome science, focusing particularly on agricultural and biomedical science. The workshop will take place at room E45 of the Biology Centre. Target group: PhD students & Postdocs of the CRC 1182

Harnessing animal microbiomes: from Davos to Kiel
This session is modeled on the IdeasLab scheme run by the World Economic Forum at Davos. This scheme is designed to foster discussion of cutting edge science and its implications. Following a brief “PechaKucha” introduction to the science by the discussion leader, the participants will discuss the key issues. This format is increasingly being used in industry and public engagement events, and it requires different skills from traditional class lectures or research seminars. This session will provide a single PechaKucha on the application of microbiome science, focusing particularly on agricultural and biomedical science.

On Friday, January 27th at 10 am you will have the opportunity to meet her in framework of a Meet the Prof „Making Research Decisions“. She will talk a little bit about her career path and how it was especially as a woman and which difficult decisions she had to make. But the main purpose will be that you can ask her questions. The workshop will take place at the seminar room of the Zoology Department at the 4th floor of the Biology Centre. Target group: PhD students & Postdocs of the CRC 1182

Making Research Decisions
We all make research decisions. Some decisions are day-to-day, each individually small but with large cumulative effects that shape our success in the long term. Other individual decisions are self-evidently large, shaping our careers and research for years to come. What criteria do we use to make these decisions? Many of the decisions are made with incomplete information. How can we be sure that the decisions are the best under the circumstances? In this session, we will discuss three scenarios. You will have the opportunity to discuss how you would respond to each scenario in a small group, and we will then collate the various perspectives. There are no right or wrong answers for these exercises. The purpose is to consider different options and to share a diversity of perspectives with the aim to help you make the very best research decisions.

On Monday, January 30th at 4:15 pm she will give a talk about „Microbiomes Matter“ in the framework of the Biological Colloquium.