Presenting research results: 3rd FRASCAL Retreat at Kloster Banz

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3rd FRASCAL Retreat from 17 – 18 November 2023 at Kloster Banz in Bad Staffelstein 

On November 17 and 18, 2023, the GRK 2423 FRASCAL gathered at Kloster Banz for good reason! The third FRASCAL Retreat was filled by debates, team-building activities, and the significant challenge of presenting research results concisely, persuasively and sometimes in an entertaining manner.

The doctoral researchers gather for a group picture. (image: Nicole Güthlein)

In a brief welcome speech the two spokespersons, Prof. Dr. Steinmann and Prof. Dr. Stingl, set the tone for the upcoming two days. Shortly after, each doctoral researcher presented research findings and updates. Late in the afternoon, members of the FRASCAL External Advisory Board offered practical advice to our doctoral reserachers, sharing valuable insights into their own CVs. However, even scientists need after so many stimulating thoughts a break. Upon returning from a „Scientific Hiking Tour“to the monastery, dinner and a team-building activities awaited the participants.

Ready for the day? View from the window before heading from breakfast to the seminar rooms. (image: Nicole Güthlein)

Day two had as plenty to offer as day 1, beginning with the remaining presentations of doctoral researchers and ending by various special activities. For instance, Lukas Laubert shared his experiences from the French-German Collaboration BIO ART. The afternoon session featured a workshop on ‚Research Data Management (RDM),‘ by Dr. Sebastian Pfaller and concluded with a so called „poster blitz.“  In other words, each researcher had precisely one minute to present their poster, providing a visual overview of their dissertation in an entertaining manner.

After all, the third FRASCAL Retreat at Kloster Band proved again as a milestone of each cohort. Interactions among researchers from diverse backgrounds not only encouraged collaboration but also incubated new research ideas.

You can download the programme for the 3rd FRASCAL Retreat of GRK 2423 FRASCAL here.