DBE PhD Day on Science Communication

The 24th of May was a very special day at the DBE with our PhD Day. Together with 30 of our fellows from various research groups, we had the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere – just the right way to get creative!

Welcomed by Prof. Dr. Phillipe Cattin, we started into the day with games to get to know each other. In a workshop about "Science Communication", Dr. Eisha Mhatre (scientist, scientific writer, and founder of the scientific communication platform The Experimentalist and Jana Tischer from the Science Slam Club of Basel presented some techniques to communicate science to the general public. In a second workshop, Anna Wirz from the New Media Center of the University of Basel gave important pointers on research video making. She also presented the resources to produce a research video at the university's media center. 

In the afternoon, our participants saved the world in a DBE custom-made escape game. Navigating through the four different puzzles put their problem-solving skills and teamwork to a test. After two intense hours, all teams could solve the riddle, Congratulations! The event continued with inspiring talks by DBE-alumni Eva Schnider, Griffin Rodgers and Sandra Drusová. Their stories and advice provided valuable guidance and motivation for the current PhD students.

We concluded the event in the evening with a delicious BBQ and cheerful music.