What is a Science Slam?
Science Slam is a science communication format where young scientists explain their research projects in short 10-minute-talks that are easy to follow and afterwards the audience gets to vote. The important thing is not primarily the scientific outcome of their work, but to explain it in an understandable, entertaining and concise way.
The BCN Science Slam was the final event of a science communication workshop for PhD students from five different European Training Networks. During the workshop six finalists were selected to present at the BCN Science Slam, two further finalists were selected from external applicants. A video summary of the event can be found here.
The following five ETNs were participating in the Science Slam (names of the presenting ESRs in brackets):
OPATHY - From Omics to Patient: Improving Diagnostics of Pathogenic Yeasts
(João Pacheco, for video click here)
SINGEK - Promoting SINgle cell GEnomics to explore the ecology and evolution of hidden microeuKaryotes
(Konstantina Mitsi, for video click here)
Euroleish.net - Control of Leishmaniasis from bench to bedside and community
(Celine Aerts, for video click here; Sonia Ares for video click here)
INCITE - Innovative controls for renewable source integration into smart energy systems
(Thibault Péan, for video click here)
BE-OPTICAL - Advanced BiomEdical OPTICAL imaging and data analysis
(Tommaso Alterini, for video click here)
Constantina Theofanopoulou (University of Barcelona, for video click here) and Miriam Gutierrez (University Pompeu Fabra, for video click here) participated as "external" speakers.
The winner of the BCN Science Slam, Constantina Theofanopoulou, was invited to present in the Science Slam during the annula meeting of the Marie Curie Alumni Association in Salamanca, Spain on 24th of March.
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More pictures of the event can be found here.