ICAhN Think and Drink is coming back in September for another year of cutting edge science talks and we need YOUR HELP putting together an exciting and integrative line-up. Talks will be held at 4:30 PM every other Wednesday in CIL 101. The format will be the same as last year, featuring two 20-minute talks from postdocs, students, fellows, or staff scientist with a break for refreshments.
This is a great opportunity for postdocs and students to present their work to an interdisciplinary group of scientists and a chance for presenters and attendees to get to know labs outside of their usual circles. Last year we had talks from ~25 labs from Mol Bio to Physics and even Geosciences! Everyone is welcome. Please CONTACT US if you are interested in giving a talk at ICAhN Think & Drink in 2016-2017!
It’s been nearly a month since the last Think and Drink (we took a week off due to spring break) and there have been a few changes to our plans. Our April 6th talk has proved to be quite difficult to schedule. Unfortunately, one of our original speakers had a last minute scheduling conflict, so I (Amanda) will be filling the spot. This means that we will have two oogenesis/early development talks. The first from Julie Merkle of the Schüpbach lab will address fundamental questions in germline regulation and gamete formation in Drosophila. My talk will deal with the long standing problem of DNA-to-cytoplasm ratio sensing during the Mid-Blastula Transition in Xenopus with just a bit of our more recent Drosophila work.