EuroLeish Fellows in Barcelona led fun educational activities for 6-7 year-old students. The primary school audience engaged in role plays to learn about the spread of a neglected disease and scientific research for control.
EuroLeish organized a successful, fun, and informative LeishSlam during the WorldLeish congress. The event gathered over 200 attendees and included 7 presentations by young researchers from Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, India, Portugal and Spain. Watch event video inside!
LeishSlam is a form of Science Slam, a science communication event where scientists explain their research projects in short 5-minute-talks that are easy to follow for a general audience in a casual setting, and afterwards the audience gets to vote. The important thing is not primarily the scientific outcome of the work, but to explain it in an understandable, entertaining and concise way to the public.
More than 100 researchers work on their PhD at ITM at any given time. P³ talked to Shahab and Vera, talented researchers from Bangladesh and Germany, who participate in two innovative PhD programmes. Although ITM is their base, they also work on their thesis at other institutions.