From the 9th until the 12th of April 2019 everyone came together for the first Graduate School, held at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples. During the four days, the eleven labs and in particular the fellows presented their work progress since the last meet-up in Heidelberg. The meeting was a valuable chance to exchange ideas and discuss possibilities on how to collate the networks research in an effective way. In addition, all fellows participated in an outreach workshop run by MfN Berlin (Carsten Lüter, Uwe Moldrzyk, Sonja Kreft, and myself), Heloise Dufour, Carolyn Scheurle from Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, and Eva Haas from EMBL. We particular emphasised on focusing, core messages, and target audiences for communicating science.
Special thanks to Francesca Stomeo for the organisation and the Ina Arnone’s lab at the Stazione Zoologica for being such a wonderful host!