Monday, September 28, 2015

Visiting Paris and Basel with Insilico Medicine team. Veni, vidi, vici.

It is said that success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. This phrase describes my September in a nutshell. I have spent the last two and a half weeks on an eventful business trip with my colleagues, and I am happy to share my experience with you.

Our first destination was Paris. For the first time in my life, I dived into the scientific life of Paris and it was literally no less impressive than the beauty of the city’s architecture. Honestly, I cannot reveal the true purpose of our trip to France, but I am proud to say that the result exceeded all expectations. At first, I was really intimidated by the idea of presenting the results of Insilico Medicine’s research to the world’s leading scientists, but I was pleasantly surprised by their friendliness and genuine interest in our scientific approach. I thank heartily everybody who listened to me, it was an amazing mixture of business and pleasure. I hope that we will be visiting Paris rather often ;)

After completing our business in Paris, we moved to Basel to prepare for Basel Life ScienceWeek (Insilico Medicine was one of the co-organizers). BLSW is an annual event that brings together inspired people in cross-disciplinary forums and helps to maintain human health research on an advanced level. Scientific forums were very educative, special thanks to the speakers of Aging Research for Drug Discovery forum for all the energy and inspiration you shared with us. Apart from enjoying the science experts’ lectures, my colleague Polina and I presented our poster on skin aging and photoaging, and discussed possible collaborations with mind-blowing scientists. 

In conclusion, I would like to thank Insilico Medicine for this unique opportunity to participate in BLSW and for the faith in women in science. We will not let you down!

P.S. To tell the truth, we did not have much free time to explore Paris and Basel. But when we had such an opportunity, we preferred to enjoy nature. In this photo you can see Polina in a quite uncomfortable position making a perfect photo of an orange slug. This young lady dragged me to all the plants at the Botanical garden of the University of Basel, but I must admit that I liked it.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent work, Jane! Keep it up and let's accelerate aging research!