The 6th PhD students’ day of the Institute of Neuroscience
The 6th PhD students’ day of the Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS) took place on the 24th of November 2014. The event is a unique occasion for 70 PhD students to interact and present their research without the pressure of supervisors, who traditionally do not attend the event. IoNS is a large institute with a wide variety of research topics (rehabilitation, haptics, pain, cellular biology, cognitive neuroscience,… ) and hundreds of researchers are currently employed. In that context, researchers mainly attend events closely related to their topic.
The Phd Students’ Day was created with the aim to break those boundaries and gather all the PhD students of the institute at an interdisciplinary event in order to foster communication and exchanges. As we were starting our second year in the PROTOTOUCH project, it was a perfect opportunity to present the Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships, the project and the first results we collected. It was the occasion to receive feedback from colleagues, who we do not usually meet and present the broader ideas behind our activities.
We participated in the event with a talk and a poster presented in two separate sessions. Networking was very positive, especially with a group of students specialized in rehabilitation that face similar issues on tactile and muscular feedback. Discussion brought a fresh perspective for everyone.
By Athanasia Moungou and David Gueorguiev