SoHaPi 2 Retreat in November 2019 (RKI, Berlin)

SoHaPi 2 Retreat in November 2019 (RKI, Berlin)

The SoHaPi 2 crew met in Berlin for their 2nd retreat this year. The PhD students started off with a very interesting workshop on gender biases and networking given by Peter Kronenberg from NaturalScience.careers (http://naturalscience.careers/en/). On the second and third day, we had vivid discussions about microbiome analyses, communicated updates on the ongoing projects and welcomed our two invited guests, John Baines (MPI for evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany) and Beth Archie (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US). Prof. Baines gave an intriguing presentation on genetic and microbial risk factors for chronic gastrointestinal diseases. Prof. Archie presented her newest work on social integration and gut microbiomes from her long-term field site of the Amboseli Baboon Project.

The students at the workshop.

Beth Archie presenting her work in front of a highly interested crowd of SoHaPis.

John Baines giving insights into risk factors for chronic gastrointestinal diseases in humans.