Draw Your Science: The Pen & Paper Poster Challenge!

Draw Your Science: The Pen & Paper Poster Challenge!
11 months ago

Draw Your Science: The Pen & Paper Poster Challenge!

Could you present your research with just a pen and paper? That was the challenge undertaken by a group of young researchers at the 5th Neuroscience and Disease CIBB Retreat at Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal!

The event was organised by the Centre for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology - a consortium of two research institutes (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology - CNC-UC & Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research - iCBR) from the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

Over 150 researchers were in attendance, including PIs, postdocs and students from the two research centres who discussed a variety of neuroscience topics and enjoyed social activities and networking opportunities. Guest speakers included Professor Bart de Strooper of the UK Dementia Research Institute, UCL, Ester Coutinho of King's College Hospital, UK, and Matthias Futschik of CNC-UC.

Hello Bio were delighted to sponsor the ‘Draw Your Science’ competition which saw 21 researchers taking on the challenge of illustrating their research as concisely as possible with just one piece of paper and a pen!

The competition was tough with scientists producing some clever and creative visual displays to demonstrate their studies into a variety of topics including Alzheimer’s disease, synaptic dysfunction, insomnia, autism, glaucoma and more.

Research titles included 'Targeting adipose tissue to delay ageing dysfunctions: from obesity to progeria' by Daniela Costa, 'Identifying neural mechanisms of prosocial decision making' by Joan Esteve, 'Adenosine A2A receptors control the alterations of astrocytic aquaporin-4 under stress conditions' by Liliana Dias, 'Neuroendocrine System as a New Target to Delay Aging' by Marisa Ferreira Marques and 'IL-4 shapes microglia-dependent pruning of the cerebellum during postnatal development' by Pedro Ferreira.

The winner of Hello Bio’s special prize was Emanuel Tahiri, a PhD candidate who is studying Autophagy dysfunction in axons and its contribution to Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis at the Axonal biology in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration group at CNC-UC.

He took home a €100 gift voucher to spend on Hello Bio products - browse our full range of products here: https://hellobio.com/products


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