The FORUM Science & Health is the interdisciplinary meeting place in Bavaria for everyone interested in life science and biotechnology. It covers a range of relevant topics, connecting players from the fields of biotechnology, medicine, nutrition, medical technology and digitalization to set new impulses for a future-oriented integrated medicine.
The forum facilitates an informative and fruitful exchange about current developments in the sector, novel technologies, interesting new findings and all the hot topics in the field of health research.
bayresq.net has again been present with a separate session dedicated to the network entitled Novel biochemical approaches for next generations of antibiotics. Moderated by Andreas Hauser (Digital Networking) it started with a talk by Franziska Faber (Rbiotics) and was followed by a panel with Michael Menden (DynamicKit) and Peter Hammann (scientific advisory board) from the bayresq.net network and Klaus Weinberger (founding director health hub tirol) and Roman Wölfel (director of the institute for microbiology of the Bundeswehr).
Further information: www.forum-science-health.org
2022 saw the long-awaited relaunch of the Münchener Wissenschaftstage, after a two-year hiatus due to Corona. As a combined fair with the MINT-Mitmachmesse FORSCHA, a wide variety of players from research, business and public life presented themselves. Visitors could playfully try out, participate, and inform themselves with a view to school, training, study and career.
Of course, bayresq.net was present again this year, in a combined showcase with its partner network bayklif. From June 24 to 26, children and adults could puzzle over questions about the immune system and antibiotic resistances in an “edutaining” quiz at the stand. In addition, Simon Heckscher from the working group of PD Dr. Katja Dettmer-Wilde (Metabodefense) gave an exciting lecture on the use of mass spectrometry in space travel.
The first picture shows the Bavarian State Minister for Culture and Education, Prof. Dr. Michael Piazolo, in conversation with Dr. Sabine Rösler.
Further information: forscha.de
After missing out for two years due to the global pandemic, the world’s leading trade fair analytica, at which manufacturers and researchers have been presenting innovative laboratory technology and pioneering biotechnology for decades, could be held again in Munich this year. As the world’s largest science fair, it brings together the complete range of topics for laboratories in industry and research.
This year bayresq.net was also present withan exhibition stand, kindly hosted Dr. Ulrike Kaltenhauser and Andreas Hauser. Many new contacts were made and productive discussions were held.
A special highlight was the award of bayresq.net researcher Dr. Katja Dettmer-Wilde, who was awarded the Gerhard Hesse Prize of the German Chemical Society.
Further information on the trade fair: analytica.de
On April 27, 2022, the bayresq.net network met with about 50 participants in the beautiful Thon-Dittmer-Palais in Regensburg. It was a fruitful exchange that showed how important it is to finally be able to meet and network in person again. Particularly noteworthy was the hospitality, as well as the exemplary preparation and implementation by the Regensburg team around Prof. André Gessner. In terms of content, the project groups presented the current state of research to each other in short presentations and discussed the already intensive networking for the purpose of further deepening.
The fifth bayresq.net member meeting could finally be held in presence again after a break due to corona. On October 25, 2021, the network was welcomed by the researchers in Würzburg. Since a lot of data had already been uploaded to the cloud, the office was looking forward to discussing with the attendees to what extent the groups could benefit from the data made available to each other in order to further strengthen networking.
Postponed several times due to the pandemic: Finally, the Munich Science Days took place again! On Friday, 8.10.2021, the doors opened at the Museum of Transport and exciting research projects could be marveled at for three days.
The bayresq.net office presented the research network at its booth: With a quiz, children and adults learned interesting facts about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in a playful way. There was a great turnout and participation was rewarded with great prizes such as mouse pads or plaster boxes. The young visitors in particular were thrilled to see how exciting real research can be. All in all a successful event!
The 4th general meeting, which again could not take place in presence, served in particular the planning of the interim review, as well as the renewed presentation of the research progress by the project groups, especially with regard to the current data situation and networking.
The general meeting was again held by video conference. For the purpose of evaluating the research status, the project groups presented their respective progress in presentations.
The second digital networking meeting was held as a digital video conference due to the pandemic situation. Topics were continuous data collection and analysis (meta data) and introduction to and setup of a Gitlab server, data pipelines (LMOD), email groups for (meta) data and the BSI guideline for video conferencing.
Due to the worldwide rampant pandemic, the general meeting took place virtually. Topics were, among others, the exchange about the research status of the projects, introduction of new staff members, the cooperation agreement, the presentation of innovations in data management and computer server, a newly designed website, the newsletter, as well as the planning of public events.
The meeting was again realized as a video conference and covered the topics Data Storage, Compute Server, Nextcloud and Gitlab. Afterwards, there was room for an open discussion and a general exchange.
Digital networking is an integral part of bayresq.net’s approach as a research network. Accordingly, in addition to the usual membership meetings, special meetings are held that are dedicated to the topic of digital data exchange. The first meeting of this kind, which was held both in person and virtually, focused on the establishment of a common data platform (Nextcloud), data management, and the use of the server that has been set up.
The 1st meeting of the Bavarian research network bayresq.net – New strategies against multi-resistant pathogens by means of digital networking – was dominated by the idea of getting to know each other for the first time. Accordingly, all research projects included in the funding introduced themselves in the context of a short presentation. Contacts were made, digital networking planned and organizational issues explained.
On July 3, 2019, the bayresq.net office organized the workshop “Infections and Resistances” as part of the Forum Science & Health 2019 in Kloster Fürstenfeld. After the exciting insights, from Dr. Hannelore Meyer on the challenges posed to our society by the increasingly rapid development of multi-resistant pathogens, a lively and engaged discussion followed on what effects are to be expected both in terms of human health but also for the national economy and what measures are now to be implemented immediately in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.
The experts focused on the question of which new paths must be taken in order to find viable solutions for future generations. A central point that was repeatedly addressed in this context is the need for scientists to make their data directly available for medicine and research in the future and not to wait until they have been published. Prof. Dr. Lothar Wieler, President of the Robert Koch Institute told the audience: “The collected data are more precious than gold, we have to lift this treasure of knowledge quickly and benefit from it in order to help people”.