Exciting lectures in a cozy atmosphere
Pint of Science brings science to the pub. The international science festival took place again from May 9-11, and researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing participated in three sold-out evenings in Cologne pubs.
The international, 3-day Pint of Science Festival gives thousands of scientists at a time the opportunity to tell the public about their latest research and findings. The festival takes place simultaneously in over 320 cities in 24 different countries across all five continents.
From the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, two speakers participated this year. Soni Deshwal studies mitochondria and their role in diseases and gave an insight into her research in her talk "Mitochondria - small factories in our cells or much more than that?". Jun Yong Kim spoke on "Aging and cancer: a fatal link." In addition, Jonas Goergens and Danae Angelidaki assisted as hosts on two evenings.
"I believe that we researchers have an obligation to talk to people outside the lab who support our research with their tax dollars. Without them, it would not be possible to discover new things!", says Jun Yong Kim.