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Final ITN meeting and Krupp Symposium in Munich

Posted by: MLPM-Admin 7 years, 7 months ago

Group picture The final ITN meeting, that was restricted to members of the network only, took place on October 20-21 at one of our partner nodes, the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich. After inspiring talks by Elisabeth Binder, the Director of the MPI, as well as by Bertram Müller-Myhsok, our PI at the node, the stage was given to the ITN fellows. They gave their final presentations on the excellent results they had achieved in their projects.

Excursion in MunichThe afternoon of the first day was dedicated to the network. An excursion through Munich gave a lot of opportunities for the members to catch up on their latest results, to deepen the network and to make plans for future collaborations.

On the second day, a representative of the common MPI EU office gave a very informative talk about EU funding possibilities for post-docs. This was particularly appreciated as almost all of our fellows would like to pursue a career in academia.

Karste Borgwardt at Krupp symposium The ITN meeting was followed by the scientific coordinator Karsten Borgwardt’s Krupp symposium “From Machine Learning to Personalized Medicine” that attracted 50 international expert scientists. There, Karsten Borgwardt also introduced the network to the scientific community and presented the excellent results achieved by the fellows. Moreover, three members of the network were invited speakers at the symposium: Bertram Müller-Myhsok (PI at the MPI of Psychiatry in Munich), Jean-Philippe Vert (PI at  Mines ParisTech) and Felipe Llinares-López (ESR at ETH Zürich).

We both enjoyed the advantages of a private meeting and reached out to an interdisciplinary audience of scientists. So both events were very successful, and we are looking forward to following the careers of our very promising fellows.