ScienceChat: Ecological Seminar and Discussion Series
Founded by a group of PhD students from ecology in 2016, the “ScienceChat” is aimed at doctoral candidates and students in biology and related fields of natural sciences. Interested post-docs and other research staff are also very welcome to join our events.
In our weekly meetings we discuss topics such as latest results, experimental design, planned research questions, publications, or general topics of mutual interest. Due to a dynamic concept structure, our “Science Chat” provides a platform with a broad spectrum of topics, from conference presentations to literature discussions as a “Journal Club”, as well as invited speakers. The international composition of our meetings also offers the possibility to discuss the respective topic by considering different intercultural perspectives.
The intention of the “Science Chat” is to support exchange between different working groups and to provide an interdisciplinary platform for assistance with questions or problems, particularly for PhD students from the natural sciences. Our amicable meetings and relaxed atmosphere allows an impartial exchange of knowledge, resources, methods, contacts, and personal experiences.
In 2017, we were officially accepted as a „Doc-Network“. With support from the Early Carrer Researcher Development (BYRD) of the University of Bremen, we are able to invite guest speakers as well as offer workshops to improve soft sills techniques.