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Science Breakfast

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On the first Wednesday of every month (during the lecture term), BioTechMed-Graz organizes a Science Breakfast alternately at the University of Graz, Medical University of Graz and Graz University of Technology.


Next Event:

The next Science Breakfast will take place at the University of Graz on October 6, 2021 at 8:30 am. Dr. Florian Freistetter, who is a member of the Science Busters, well-known astronomer and science blogger will give a lecture on „Science Communication – The tyranny of precision“. We are very delighted that this Science Breakfast will take place on site after a long Covid-19 break (University of Graz, RESOWI Centre, SZ 15.21).

Science Communication – The tyranny of precision
Science is complicated. The goal of science communication is to make something complicated simple enough for everybody to understand. But where is the border between "simple enough" and "wrong"? Identifying what to omit and what to tell is the most important skill a science communicator has to learn.

The Science Breakfast will be held in compliance with all safety and hygiene guidelines. Participation is only possible with a valid proof of low epidemiological risk (valid 3 G certificate). The number of participants is limited. Therefore, please register and provide your contact details by 01.10.2021 at the latest.


Past Events:

On September 8, 2021 Dr. Ariane Pessentheiner gave a lecture on “Communicating with the public - Why science communication can make us better scientists”. Science communication has gotten a new popularity due to the Corona pandemic. But being able to communicate the relevance and importance of your research topic to a general audience is an advantage for every researcher. Dr. Pessentheiner gave an overview of the most important basics for sucessful science communication. (Digest - German only)

The last Science Breakfast before summer break took place on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 at 8:30 am. Dr. Selma Mautner, research manager and biologist at Med Uni Graz and Joanneum Research gave a lecture on “Open Innovation in Science, Citizen Science, or Public Engagement - what is the best way to involve citizens in BioTechMed science?”. Participation of citizens and collaboration in multi-disciplinary projects are promoted to increase the innovation output of research projects. Dr. Selma Mautner presented different approaches, showed advantages and discussed how to avoid potential pitfalls. (Digest - German only)

On May 5, 2021Prof. Josef Smolle (Med Uni Graz) gave a lecture on "Microlearning - a special tool for sustainable medical education". Microlearning represents E-learning in small steps, anytime, anywhere, especially designed for mobile devices. At the Medical University of Graz, microlearning has been implemented in a variety of disciplines during the last three years, and had been “boostered” by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Digest - German only)

Prof. Barbara Schober, professor for "Psychological Education and Transfer Research" at the University of Vienna gave a lecture on "When scientists feel like impostors - The Impostor Phenomenon as an obstacle for (female) academic careers?" on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Top performers who, contrary to all evidence, feel like "intellectual impostors" suffer from the so-called Impostor Phenomenon (IP). Recent findings indicate that academics employed at universities are relatively often affected by it. This talk focused on the reason why this is the case and what role this might play for female careers in science. (Digest - German only)

On March 3, 2021 at 8:30 am Dr. Karin GrasenickFounder and Managing Partner of convelop gave a lecture on "Collaborating across disciplines and cultures diversity management for BioTechMed-Graz". The lecture introduced methods and tools for inter- and trans-disciplinary cooperation. They are suitable for successfully combining different disciplines, thinking logics, experience and working styles as well as promoting appreciative cooperation. (Digest - German only)

The first Science Breakfast 2021 took place on January 13, 2021. Prof. Kurt Zatloukal, Head of the Diagnostics and Research Center for Molecular BioMedicine, Med Uni Graz and Director and Dr. Christian Gülly, Head of the Organizational Unit for Research Infrastructure, Med Uni Graz talked in their presentations about "Covid-19: Contribution from the Research Infrastructures BBMRI.AT & ERINHA" and about "Biobank Graz: Biobanking on demand - Showcase Covid-19 convalescent cohort". (Digest - German only).

More information on the past BioTechMed-Graz Science Breakfasts:

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BioTechMed-Graz Coordination Office

Mozartgasse 12/II
8010 Graz

Mobile:+43 664 30 10 141

Julia Rohrer

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5022

Margit List-Schleich

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5020

Christina Prix

On maternity leave

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