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DANDRITE retreat 2019

DANDRITE 1-day retreat for staff & students

Monday the 19 August 2019
Venue: The Fuglsøcentret, Knebel, Djursland


Our DANDRITE retreat will this year be a 1-day retreat taking place Monday the 19 August 2019 in the beautiful area of Fuglsøcentret in the national park Mols Bjerge at Djursland, just outside Aarhus.

All DANDRITE students, technicians, PhD students, postdocs, affiliated researchers and team/group leaders are invited for the whole program, which we hope will be stimulating and relevant for everyone.


The facts: 


Who
: Everyone at DANDRITE (including all students, techs and affiliated groups) are invited for the entire program. Partners and children are very welcome to join the dinner *

Registration: The retreat registration is open! The deadline for signing up has been extended to Sunday 28th July! Sign up here via this link!

LocationFuglsøcentret in national park Mols Bjerge, just outside Aarhus.

Transport: We will arrange carpool and busses to the center. 

Time: 19 August 2019 from 7:30 - evening.


* See info regarding accompanying persons below



Program


7:30      Bus & car departure from AU to the Fuglsøcenter

7:30 – 9:00         Transport, arrival, and breakfast upon arrival to venue

 

9:00 - 9:05          Welcoming remarks

9:05 – 11:00        Scientific talks w/ focus on METHODS from selected Young DANDRITE (chaired by Alena Salasova)

  • 9:05 - 9:20   Mette Ozol, from Hanne Poulsen's group (title: Genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins)
  • 9:25 - 9:40   Muwan Chen, from Mark Denham's group (title: How to convert stem cells to neurons)
  • 9:45 - 10:00   Alena Salasova, from Anders Nykjær's group (title: The beauty of visualization: RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization)
  • 10:00 - 10:15   Esben Quistgaard, from Poul Nissen's group (title: Imaging cells and proteins with cryo-electron tomography)
  • 10:20 - 10:35   Dongik Park, from Anders Nykjær's group (title: DIY proteome​ labelling for quantitative proteomics)
  • 10:40 - 10:55   Juliane Martin, from Duda Kvitsiani's group (title: Listening to the neuronal orchestra)

10:45 – 11:00      Break

11:00 – 12:00      Talk by invited speaker Mikkel Hougaard Orlovski, Leadership Development Consultant & Intercultural Trainer (from DTU), will give a fantastic talk regarding cultural intelligence “Under the microscope – are you cultural intelligent?”

12:00 - 12:15      Group picture

12:15 – 13:15      Lunch

13:15 – 14:15      Scientific talks w/ focus on BASIC KNOWLEDGE about main subjects at DANDRITE (chaired by Noëmi Mermet-Joret) (followed by info on workshops)

  • 13:15 - 13:30   Peter Breining, from Anders Nykjær's group (title: Diabetes and Neuroscience)
  • 13:30 - 13:45   Noëmie Mermet-Joret, from Sadegh Nabavi's group (title: Fear: from the body to the brain, from the brain to the body)
  • 13:45 - 14:00   Junior Samuel López-Yépez, from Duda Kvitsiani's group (title: Decisions under uncertainty: The strategies of a human, a mouse, a monkey and a robot)

14:15 – 14:35      Break

14:35 – 15:20      Discussion workshops 1

15:20 – 15:30      Break (translocation to next workshop)

15:30 – 16:15      Discussion workshop 2

16:15 – 16:45      Break 

16:45 – 16:50      Instructions for teambuilding in plenum

16:50 – 18:15      Team building

18:15 – 20:15      Dinner 

20:15 – 23:00      Bar is open (self service and at your own cost)

21:30    Drink in Poul's summer house - voluntary, for the "late nighters" (only a short walk from the Fuglsø Center, approx. 1 km walk towards the sea). It is also possible to sleep in tent here, or borrow a bed in the summer house (please coordinate with Poul, if you would like to stay overnight)

21:30       Bus departure from the Fuglsøcenter to Aarhus





The program will include four modules:

1)      A methods-based session featuring talks from selected young DANDRITEs

2)      A basic science session focused on “explain your research area”, inspired by the “book a researcher” from the Danish Festival of Research from volunteers (~20 minutes; 15+5)

3)      An invited speaker

4)     Discussion groups/ workshops based on DANDRITE´s people suggestions

For the last one (discussion groups/ workshops), we would like to have your inputs for 1) topics ideas : it can be broad but must be relevant for everyone, then people will choose which ones they want to attend; 2) internal speakers: it can be one of your lab members or it can be yourself as a leader.

These groups must be structured and there must be always one person leading the discussion group ensuring that it is lively and dynamic. We would have two sessions, each lasting 1h (including a break in between), so people could choose 2 topics they want to sign for.

Suggested topics so far are:

  • Writing a grant application
  • Career mentorship
  • How to lead the lab
  • Popular science communication
  • How to form great ideas and translate them into actual study
  • Social media for scientists (important networking or waste of time?)
  • Scientific misconduct
  • How to write a book
  • Work safety
  • Environmentalism and waste in the lab
  • Intellectual rights, MTAs, Animal licences
  • Multicultural intelligence - challenges and power of diversity
  • (Gender) Equality in the work place


Now, you are welcome to propose more suggestions. We could aim for 5-10 topics.



Info regarding accompanying persons

 

Partners and children are very welcome to join the retreat dinner!

 

Please register as "accompanying person"  for the retreat (via the registration link above) and indicate how much of the day you wish to attend. Meals will be ordered for you accordingly, and you can then pay on the spot on the day. Sign up deadline for accompanying persons is 5 August

Practical info

You are welcome to arrive just for the dinner, or join as it suits you at the Fuglsøcentret for part or the whole day. The retreat program is only for DANDRITE's staff and students, but you are most welcome to join us for breakfast and lunch (at your own private cost), and dinner (covered by DANDRITE) at the Fuglsøcentre.

You are of course welcome to use all facilities at the Fuglsøcentre during the day, such as indoor/outdoor areas, toilets, etc.

Prices* pr accompanying person for meals are as follows:

- Breakfast: coffee and bread roll, 50 DKK pr person
- Lunch: buffet with 1 soda/beer, 265 DKK pr person
- Dinner: buffet with 1 soda/beer, free of charge

*Children age 0-3 are free of charge all day, and children age 3-12 are half price

Reduced room prices at the Fuglsøcentre!

We have reduced prices on rooms at the venue from Sunday-Tuesday 18-20 August, which anybody can use, if you'd like to. The room price is 600 DKK for double room incl. breakfast (normal price is 800 DKK).


The retreat planning committee 2019 consists of:

Noëmie, Alena, Bjarke, Line Marie, and Karen

Team building action photo from retreat 2016

Discusssion workshops

We will have discussion workshops, based on YOUR wishes! It will be discussion-based with an intern facilitator. During the retreat registration you will be asked to prioritize which 2 workshops you want to attend. Workshop subjects will include: *** Writing grant applications *** Career mentorship *** How to lead a lab *** Popular science communication *** Social media for scientists (important networking or waste of time?) *** Scientific misconduct *** How to form great ideas and translate them into actual study *** Work safety *** Environmentalism and waste in the lab *** Intellectual rights, MTAs, Animal licences *** Multicultural intelligence - challenges and power of diversity *** (Gender) Equality in the work place***

Methods & Basic Science talks - good basis for collaborations!

There will be 2 kinds of talks from selected young DANDRITE (primarily); a session with Methods talks, where specialized techniques in the group can be presented, and a session with Basic Science talks focused on “explain your research area”, inspired by the “book a researcher” from the Danish Festival of Research. The talk length will be ~20 minutes (15+5).