GRADE Brain is a soft and technical skills training program tailored made for the PhD students and PostDocs of the Frankfurt Neuroscience Community. Not affiliated with one of these on of these GRADE Brain associated university departments? No worries, you are still welcomed to attend any GRADE Brain event. 

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Research Model Ethics

DATE: Oct 30rd, 2018
Time: 5pm - 7pm
ESI lecture hall, Ernst Strüngmann Institut

What is animal ethics? Why are we allowed to perform research on animals? Are we in fact allowed? What are arguments pro and contra performing research on animals? How have views about animal ethics evolved over time? What do philosophers think about this? Why? These and other questions will be discussed in this lecture. The event series about animal research will give you the opportunity to discuss, communicate and increase your understanding about animal research. As the first event in the series, the lecture is meant to provide a fundamental understanding about animal ethics and put animal research and the lectures following into a broader context. This event is eligible for continuing education credits or researchers.

Alternative Research Models

DATE: Oct 31, 2018
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Biologicum Seminar Room, -1.201, Campus Riedberg

For fundamental understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms as well as absorption and transport processes of drug molecules in the human body, human-relevant models are indispensable. Such models are required for predictive testing of novel medicines. For many diseased states, animal models do not adequately mimic human pathophysiology, thus leading to high attrition rates in preclinical development. Dr. Windberg's research is focused on in vitro models based on human cells and tissues balancing the required level of biological complexity and the applicability for valid and predictive testing. To address the individual scientific demands, her group has established models ranging from cell monolayers up to complex three-dimensional organotypic cultures integrating multiple human cell types as well as ex vivo tissue biopsies. This event is eligible for continuing education credits or researchers.

Content Marketing and Social Media

DATE: Nov 8, 2018
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Seminar Room -1.201, Biologicum, Campus Riedberg

This seminar will provide hints and insights into the power of social media marketing, providing an overview of topics that will be covered during the corresponding workshop on the following week. These marketing experts from TransQuer will help you understand how to start developing a social media strategy for science or research based messaging that will help you communicate with the academic and business world.