Morphological Plant Models

plantmorphology_350x262Alexis will  be travelling to the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville (TN, USA) to learn about the current challenges  to analyze, model, and describe plants from the cell to the organ level and identify mathematical challenges in plant science applications. The workshop is organized by Dan Chitwood and Alexander Bucksch and  will be livestreamed. A tweeter feed is also available (#PlantMath15). Really looking forward to this!

School children to discover Science

A group of 5/6-year old from a local preschool visited COS to discover what is research in biology.
The children observed flies, plants and fishes. They mixed and unmixed colors and even extracted DNA from tomato!
Their visit was a real success. The children, the teachers and the COS members were thrilled by the event.
This event built upon a teaching concept developed by Yohanns Bellaïche (Institut Curie, France) and curated by the Cercle FSER.
A huge thanks goes to: Lotte Bald, Emmanuel Gaquerel, Zheni Li, Amaya Vilches-Barro, Anne-Laure Duchemin, Steffen Lemke, Slava Panfilov, Béatrice Berthet, Virginie Jouannet and Christoph Neef for making this event possible.

Some images of the event (images courtesy of C. Neef):