Online BLIZ Summer School in Multidisciplinary Research and Synthesis, June 21st – July 19th 2021

The BLIZ Summer School was organized by Juliano Samento Cabral and Mona Reiss and served as an internal networking event and as a preperation for synthesis, postdoc and further career steps for bayklif PhD students. 19 students from 7 consortias and 5 Universities joined building teams, realizing the diverse synergy potential and designing joint project ideas of their own.

Social events took place in Gathertown. There was an Icebreaker event with speed dating and a poster session. The following sessions were followed by social evenings with games and nice conversations.

The summer school will take place online in 5 days spread out along 5 weeks starting 21st June, with 1 full day per week (Mondays).

Both morning and afternoon sessions will encompass lecture and practical components. The first four weeks will cover themes providing important skills for collaborative research and data/model exploration. In the first week, the students will be asked to provide poster presentations of their research and in the second week they will be grouped in teams encompassing different backgrounds to start discussing joint project ideas. The skills learned along the course should then be applied to their projects during the group meeting sessions. This summer school intends to ultimately foment the multidisciplinary work and to prepare graduate students to professional environment as postdocs able to interact with collaboration partners with different background, to active participate in workshops and synthesis research. Lectures and practical work will be given by invited experts in computational tools and research synthesis. The last day will include a symposium for the groups to present their projects.

Program June 21st until July 19th

A big thank you to our confirmed speakers:

Andreas Knote (JMU)
Dr. Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez (University of Sevilla)
Selina Baldauf (FU Berlin)
Dr. Cédric Scherer (IZW Berlin)
Christoph Molner (LMU)
Giuseppe Casalicchio (LMU)
Julia Herbinger (LMU)
Dr.-Ing. Anna Krause (JMU)
Dr. Markus Ankenbrand (JMU)
Dr. Diana Bowler (iDiv, UFZ, sMon)
Dr. Marten Winter (sDiv)

For questions please contact the organisation team:

Prof. Juliano Sarmento-Cabral or
Mona Reiss