Despite our best efforts to win the “Best Costume Award” with our sophisticated “Star Activity” costume, we had to admit defeat by the extraordinary costume of the Lemke lab: “Star Evolution”. The win was well deserved!
To celebrate the Heideberg summer, Thomas Holstein invited his lab and us for a BBQ in his beautiful garden in the Heidelberg Altstadt. The unique setting was accompanied by amazing wines from the Pfalz and Banyuls as well as with tasty food including a fantastic selection of Italian antipasti, German meats and French cheese. And let´s not forget about the deserts!
On September the 26th, the workshop “Thinking Hands” was held in the Guse Lab. It was lead by Stephanie Guse, an artist living in Vienna, and Katrin Funcke , a freelance illustrator living in Berlin. This one-day workshop focused on teaching us visual means such as graphics, illustrations and collages to visualize scientific content with an emphasize on collaboration by working together on the same piece and by adding into each others drawings. We also tried to make our particular research interests understandable to non-scientists by breaking down our scientific questions into their most basic aspects. After one day of hard work and lots of fun, we produced a series of images that represent very well our science: Thinking Hands
The Guse lab has a new member: Hannelore, the Anemone! Hannelore has recently arrived from the Pringle lab in Stanford and became friends with Karl-Heinz right away. When Hannelore is not discussing science and politics with Karl-Heinz, she enjoys sitting on the lab computer watching people passing by the lab. (P.S.: Hannelore was hand-made by Kristen in the Pringle Lab and is the sweetest thing we have ever seen. Dankeschön, Kristen!)
It was about time to finally warm up the newly established junior labs at COS Heidelberg. Therefore, the Evers, Johnston, Gaquerel, Grossmann, Guse, Pereira and Wolf lab got together to transform INF329 into a party-mile. Everybody at COS was invited. DJ Engrailed performed at his best. Extraordinary dance moves could not be banned on photos. Strong work, guys!