Network life

Winterly Advent Get-together following our General Assembly (December 2022)
Winterly Advent Get-together following our General Assembly (December 2022)
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  • Exchange meeting on combining a career and family life: Volker Baisch, an expert in the field, visited us and gave input with a focus on work-life strategies in partnerships, attitudes in our society as a whole and leadership cultures in the workplace. In a panel discussion, colleagues from our community shared their thoughts and experiences. (August 2022)
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  • The first summer lectures: Our network’s early-career researchers received comprehensive scientific input from our principal investigators. Topics covered optical and nuclear imaging technologies as well as magnetic resonance imaging and mass spectrometry, including their applications in inflammation research. (Summer lectures, August 2022)
    © WWU/Ann-Christin Dietrich
  • We also had much exciting scientific discussion during the coffee breaks and later over pizza, and we enjoyed personal exchange and get-together! (Summer lectures, August 2022)
    © WWU/Ann-Christin Dietrich
  • Movie time! We watched the film “Picture a scientist” together in which several female scientists provide insight into their experiences with discrimination, sexism and racism in science, and which complements these personal examples with scientific evidence on the topic as a whole. (July 2022)
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  • Our movie event was part of our network activities to raise awareness for various topics of equal opportunity and help make science more diverse, equitable and open to all. We found the film to be impressive and rewarding, and it provided food for longer conversations and personal exchange afterwards. (July 2022)
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  • Biologist Dr Samriti Sharma and biology PhD student Mathis Richter have convinced our Careers Committee of their research ideas and acquired funding for their first independent junior research projects! (May 2022)
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  • “I learnt about the funding programme for postdocs at the CRC’s retreat and saw many opportunities for cooperation within the network – that’s how the idea for my project was born,” says Samriti Sharma. She is using the funding from her start-up project to study how immune cells (neutrophils and macrophages) interact in the defence against bacterial infection and how bacteria (Yersinia pseudotuberculosis) manage to survive. (May 2022)
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  • In his pilot project, Mathis Richter uses multiplex imaging to study how and where certain immune cells (neutrophils) develop in the bone marrow and how this process changes when inflammation is present. “It was a cool experience for me to carefully plan what I wanted to do in the project and with what goals – I noticed how the idea came to maturity while I was writing the proposal,” he says. (May 2022)
    © WWU/Erk Wibberg
  • We used the first retreat of our research network to get to know each other. (October 2021)
    © WWU/Ann-Christin Dietrich
  • At the network retreat, the individual project teams presented their latest results and discussed current research questions and ideas. (October 2021)
    © WWU/Doris Niederhoff
  • The first meeting of our doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and the coordination team of our Integrated Research Training Group (Corona summer of 2021)
    © WWU/Erk Wibberg

Welcome ...

... to the Collaborative Research Centre 1450 “inSight – Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation”! In our network, we investigate how the body regulates inflammation in different organs and, to this end, develop a specific multisale imaging methodology that brings together information from single cells to entire organisms.