CNBP aligned researchers came together at the McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbour, South Australia from the 19th-22nd October, for the annual CNBP Retreat.
The Retreat brings the CNBP community together, to discuss and explore the science underpinning the success of the Centre, as well as to provide opportunities for networking and engagement, to build on powerful collaborations and to undertake learning and professional development.
Spread over three and a half days, there was a huge variety of activity including science sessions, talks, guest presenters, data-blitzes, elevator pitches, poster sessions, professional development and more.
Specific highlights included:
- Great advice from Tiffany Walsh on applying for awards and funding
- A presentation form CNBP- AAA Fellow Mike Baratta from The University of Colorado Boulder on neuro circuitry and brain function
- CNBP friend Yves De Koninck exploring super resolution imaging, molecule tracking, cell mechanics and sensory signals
- Tracy Maxted, founder of The Missing Think explaining techniques to ensure effective transdisciplinary collaboration
- Quickfire science presentations to ensure effective and clear communication of research
- Survey and associated word-cloud activity to help identify what creates successful interdisciplinary collaborations
- CNBP AI Stephen Warren-Smith encouraging early career researchers to take positions overseas to aid collaboration and connectedness, essential in ongoing and successful research careers
The social activities and ability to network and engage more deeply with colleagues was also highlighted by attendees as a major benefit with several noting that this had been “the best CNBP Retreat yet!”
Below – Science being discussed at the CNBP Annual Retreat, 2016.