Worum geht es in dem Projekt?
We, nine doctoral researchers of the Charité Berlin, aim to organize a symposium for early career scientists working in the field of regenerative medicine. By covering aspects of body failures, the limited ability to regenerate and potential therapeutic approaches, we want to encourage participants to present not only successful stories but also the failures behind their results. We will then question and debate our fears of failure to embrace them as essential elements of science.
Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?
We want to attract early career researchers from around the world to join us to discuss the newest developments in regenerative medicine. Renowned senior scientists are invited to share valuable insights into their research and to give the junior scientists a real chance to network with experts. Nowadays, science often neglects reporting on negative results, as they appear as failures. By including the discussion about failed experiments, we want to call for a more open approach in science.
Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?
We aim to organize a fruitful conference with a unique focus mainly attracting early career scientists plus advanced researchers. The key point will be the failure in science, usually a hushed-up topic in the successful look of research. This is a provocative and stimulating uncommon conference design, which ordinarily only highlights the shiniest results of experienced researchers. Therefore, young scientists will have a unique opportunity to catch the vital spark for future steps.
Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?
Participation fees, sponsoring partners and third party research fundings will support our symposium. However, we wish to charge only moderate participation fees easily affordable for young people, to encourage their enthusiastic participation. To foster strong networking, we plan to provide tasty pastries and smoking-hot coffee during recharging coffee breaks. Unfortunately, we cannot afford this with our current budget. Hence, the successful funding will guarantee a successful networking during the event.
Wer steht hinter dem Projekt?
We are nine doctoral researchers from the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT), a graduate school at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. We cover subjects from biochemistry, tissue engineering, microbiology and biotechnology.