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Second MyFUN Annual Meeting and Summer School

The second MyFUN Annual Meeting and the Summer School for all MyFUN Early Stage Researchers were held in Murcia, Spain, from October 24 to October 27, 2017, kindly hosted by Beneficiary 02 (Universidad de Murcia) and Beneficiary 07 (Voptica).

All PIs, fellows and two members of the External Advisory Board were getting together at the Annual Meeting and new student members of the Supervisory Board as well as a new Supervision Coordinator were elected (c.f. Programme / Supervisory Board). The fellows presented their achieved results and vivid discussions took place.

At the Summer School, selected experts presented talks about different aspects and methods in myopia research together with papers on optics, instrumentations and system design. In addition the pros and cons of academic and industrial research careers were stated and discussed. One of the highlights of the Summer School was the visit at the Voptica SL manufacturing facility with hands-on use of the VAO (Visual Adaptive Optics) system.

ESRs present their projects to the public at a Tübingen event

On Friday afternoon from 15:00 until 22:00, the general public was invited to get insight into Tübingen's cutting edge research at the "Tübingen Fenster für Forschung (Window to research)". The event attracted numerous visitors of all age groups. Researchers from the University, the University Clinics and the Max Planck Institutes, across many different disciplines, presented their work in lectures, guided lab tours and at interactive booths that  fascinated even the youngest visitors. Visitors could for example "walk" through a virtual reality environment, mix liquids of different color, see a 3-D printer "building" a human hand with movable finger joints and participate in many, many more fun and informative experiments. The event was concluded with a Science Slam.

ESRs Miguel Garcia and Pablo Diez, hosted at MyFUN beneficiary 06, Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, presented their MyFUn projects at one of the experimental booth and ran some science fair experiments with explanations on how the eye works.

ESRs Pablo Diez and Miguel Garcia at their booth.
ESRs Pablo Diez and Miguel Garcia at their booth.
"Tübingen Fenster für Forschung (Window to research)

First MyFUN Annual Meeting and Winter School

First MyFUN Annual Meeting and Winter School 2016 in Tübingen

The first MyFUN Annual Meeting and the first Winter School for all MyFUN Early Stage Researchers were held in Tuebingen, Germany, from November 28 to December 01, 2016, kindly hosted by Beneficiary 01.

The first MyFUN Annual Meeting and the first Winter School for all MyFUN Early Stage Researchers were held in Tuebingen, Germany

All Principal Investigators, fellows and members of the External Advisory Board were getting together at this meeting, while the program was mainly composed of fellows' talks about their research projects. Members of the Supervisory Board were elected on November 29, 2016 (verlinken zu SVB, Erklärung s.u.)

At the Winter School, the fellows were introduced to the myopia research field by overview lectures held by experienced senior scientists, they had a hands-on training course in ophthalmic imaging and the Myopia in Science, official blog of the MyFUN Early Stage Researchers, was introduced (https://myopiainscience.wordpress.com)

Myopia in Science

Myopia in Science - the official blog of the MyFUN project

Myopia in Science, the official blog of the MyFUN project, has been launched today.

The Blog has been has been initiated and is run by the MyFUN Early Stage Researchers.

This blog will show a broad spectrum of research and science in the field of myopia research. MyFUN students and researchers are being introduced there, as well as news about their projects and any experiences behind this remarkable, international and interdisciplinary project.

Check out the latest entries at https://myopiainscience.wordpress.com

Kick-Off Meeting in Tuebingen

MYFUN Kick Off Meeting in Tuebingen, Germany

The Kick-Off-Meeting of the MyFUN consortium was held in Tuebingen, Germany – hosted by the Scientific Coordinator Prof. Frank Schaeffel – on February 23rd and 24th.

The network partners presented their research projects that the prospective 14 MyFUN students will work on and discussed the recruitment process of Early Stage Researchers. Open MyFUN positions can be found on the Vacancies page.

Impressions of the Kick-Off Meeting

Impressions of the Kick-Off Meeting 2016-02-24
Impressions of the Kick-Off Meeting 2016-02-24