Where Ideas Grow

The Story Behind the PI

23 January, 13 February, 3 and 13 March 2023 | i3S


“The Story Behind the PI” is back for another year. This format, pioneered by our predecessors, aims to be a way for the i3S community to get to know the Group Leaders from i3S, their work and their scientific motivation, but also to know who they are outside of these walls. These informal meetings and conversations will give the Group Leader the chance to meet and interact with the students and inspire them with their life stories and experiences in science, as well as share the lessons learned along the way inside and outside academia.
These events are also meant to foster communication between students and Group Leaders by giving the chance to the participants of asking their questions and to motivate younger scientists, by learning about the people that made it through to the higher steps of academic science, their challenges, and how to best prepare themselves for that arduous road.
Join us on “The Story Behind the PI”. Let’s walk along their paths together.
The Organizing Committee,
PhD Students Representatives


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23 January | 16:30 | i3S main atrium
Pedro Moura Alves
Immune Sensing & Signaling Dynamics Group


13 February | 16:30 | 1st Floor
Joana Paredes
Cancer Metastasis Group


3 March | 16:30 | i3S main atrium
Mark Petronczki
Boehringer Ingelheim


13 March | 17:00 | 1st Floor
Matthew Holt
Synapse Biology Group



i3S members only. Information regarding the registration will be announced through email.
Registration is free but mandatory.


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