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IN ENGLISH Everything Bio-Logical – A Day as a scientist at the Freie Universität Berlin, class 7/8

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/28.4.2022 · 08:00 – 13:30 Uhr
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Have you ever wondered how the brain actually works? Or what allows you to even wonder at all? What questions do you wonder about when it comes to science and your future? Join our female* scientists to learn and discuss what it means to be working at the interface between biology, physics and informatics.

Girls in biology and computational sciences is just bio-LOGICAL! 

Join our English international session of Girls' Day at Freie Universität Berlin, where you can find out more about what research is going on in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Together with other girls* interested in STEM, you will take part in two different workshops in the morning, in which you will learn new things about brains and neurons and about current research in bioinformatics and biophysics. [We decided to give this workshop in English as it's the language of science. Don't hesitate to join!]

In the afternoon, you will also have the chance  to discuss with some female* researchers about what makes their work at the university so exciting and why research is important in the first place. All girls* are welcome to join the discussion and ask questions! (Note: the afternoon round-table discussion will be in German, but you may ask questions in English). 

The full program will run entirely online and will be led by scientists from STEM subjects. 

Workshop "From Genes to neurons. How to make brains colorful and what we can learn": 

Did you ever wonder how the brain actually works? Researchers around the globe like us are trying to answer this long-lasting question. Thereby we are using the little fruit fly, also known as Drosophila to understand how brains are structured, evolving, and functioning. And yes, flies do have brains!
In this workshop, you'll be seeing behind the curtain of a neuroscience lab. We're going to explain how those little, annoying bugs from our home kitchens are useful tools in science. You'll not only get an insight into the daily business of a neurobiologist. Moreover, you'll learn about the importance of genes, neurons and get to know what we can learn from making brains colorful. 

Workshop "How I turned from a schoolgirl into a scientist in computational biophysics /How I became a PhD student in bioinformatics ":  Prof. Cecilia Clementi will  be happy to share her background, her motivation and the journey to becoming a natural scientist with you, to demonstrate that this path can be a great choice and option for women to follow in the future. She will also introduce her research area at Freie Universität in theoretical and computational biophysics, describing what they are working towards, the specific questions they are considering and the different methods they are developing, such as coarse graining and machine learning. Katarina Elez will talk about what motivated her to pursue science and how that road has looked like up to now. She would be happy to talk about women in STEM and discuss some examples of female scientists. Finally, she will bring you closer to the topic of bioinformatics closer and explain what her research at the Freie Universität is about.

This workshop is for 7/8 grade students.

Why do we say girl* and not girl? We put the gender asterisk (*) after girl*, women*, female*, etc. to address all people who define, feel, see or consider themselves as a "woman/girl/female".

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Die Anmeldefrist zum Girls'Day 2022 ist für dieses Angebot abgelaufen.

Freie Universität Berlin
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin
Telefon: 030.83854259
Audrey Houillon
MINToring für Mädchen* am Fachbereich Physik und Institut für Informatik
Telefon: 030.83854259
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