News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
“I am glad to announce that the five IBE research programmes are represented in this symposium”, stated principal investigator and Vice-director Elena Bosch in the welcome speech.
Her talk was followed by a short presentation by Marco Telford, one of the organisers, who stressed that the main goal of the symposium is to provide predoctoral researchers an opportunity to present their research, break out their comfort zone and get some feedback from their colleagues. “We believe this can be very refreshing”, he said.
Along these lines, co-organiser Miriam Merenciano describes the experience as a good opportunity to overcome the fear to speak in public. “I understood it as a way to get some practice and be better prepared to face the fearsome audience of a real scientific congress”, she says. For Helena Parra, who also was involved in the organisation, “the symposium is definitely a good way to interact with our colleagues, get to know what their research is about, and get a rough idea on IBE’s diverse research lines”, an opinion shared by the rest of the organisers.