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Newsletter 3/2023
Dear reader

In this edition, you will read about the Pint of Science Festival taking place in Zurich after a three year break, and other events and activities.

Best regards

Life Science Zurich
Silvie Cuperus & Helen Stauffer
Communication & Events
Meet the Expert
«Meet the Expert» – Ask us!
What are the characteristics of successful learners? How do multilingual children develop? Is our brain ‘full’ at some point, or can we learn new things without restriction?

The «Developmental Science Network Zurich» offers the opportunity to talk directly with recognized experts in an individual or small group discussion. The next «Meet the Expert» will take place on Wednesday, 10 May 2023 between 16:00 and 17:30. «Meet the Expert» is an interactive form of knowledge transfer, in which experts are available for a 25-minute online conversation with interested persons or small working groups (max. 4 persons). You can ask the questions you have always wanted to ask scientists from the field of (human) development.

Have we aroused your interest? You can find more information here. You can register for free on the website.
Pint of Science 2023
Pint of Science 2023
Pint of Science (PoS) is the largest Science outreach festival in the world, taking place in more than 400 cities simultaneously. In Zurich, POS returns after 3 years to its local bars, on 22 to 24 May 2023. The first night with the topic «Planet Earth & Beyond» will be held at the Zoological Museum UZH and the next two evenings at The Lion Pub. We will have speakers discussing topics from space, astrophysics to climate change and life on our planet. The topic «Universe Within Us» for all three evenings will be held at bQm and involve discussions on topics ranging from neural and immunological networks to genetics and gut feelings. Furthermore, there will be a bunch of interactive games for attendees to know their local scientists a little better over a pint of beer.

For more information, contact us by email or go visit the website. We look forward to seeing you at the Pint of Science science festival in Zurich!
Führung Irchelpark
Guided tour of the Irchel Park and Campus on the International Day of Biodiversity
Have you ever wondered what animals live in a city park? What ecosystems do we find in such green oases? How is our local biodiversity doing?

You will find out about these and other questions on the tour of the Irchel Nature Trail. The tour will be led by the biologist, Melanie Geier, and the head of the Irchel gardener, Alain Schneuwly, allowing various aspects of biodiversity to be highlighted.
 Date and time: Wedensday, 24 May 2023, 14:00-16:00
 Costs: none
 Registration here
Workshop stabile Isotope
Laboratory workshop stable isotopes: On the trail of isotopes from grass to milk
A workshop of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at D-USYS ETH for students of the level secondary school 2 (suitable from 3rd grade of the Gymnasium level).

The isotope laboratory at ETH Campus Zentrum (Universitätstr. 2) offers teachers and their classes the unique opportunity to discover the world of stable isotopes in a detective-like way. Students learn about the isotope mass spectrometer and investigate whether the isotope "fingerprint" can be used to find out what the cow ate and whether the milk was produced organically. Students make their own milk powder in the lab, which is then analyzed in the mass spectrometer.

The learning activity is interdisciplinary and can be located in biology or chemistry or in advanced courses in either subject. The workshop lasts 3 hours, booking enquiries are to be submitted 1 month before the desired date.
ges.UND? - EBPI Health blog of the UZH
What is the difference between older cancer patients and younger ones? How can digital activity trackers help with chronic diseases? Has Corona changed the lifestyle of our kids?

Read the answers to these questions on ges.UND? - the health blog of the Institute of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention at the University of Zurich. Now, there is also a newsletter for the blog. You can subscribe for the newsletter (in German) here, so you will never miss a new blog post in the future.
Food Hub
Food Hub | Vegetable Boxes at Campus Irchel
Seasonal, regional, organic: Individual vegetable and food orders directly from the Biogarten Lieli are delivered to the Irchel campus twice a week.

Interested? Sign up here for a vegetable subscription (which you can easily interrupt every week!) or order individually from Biogarten Lieli. Choose the depot "Unterstrass -> Campus Irchel". Use the code "IrchelGmües" for 10% discount on your first box! Deliveries will be made on Tuesday (until 10.30 am) & Friday (until 10.00 am). You can pick up the boxes at the cab stand in Y10 D below the Mensa.

More information can be found on the website.
StART Familie
Families sought for study on assisted reproduction
A study by the Psychological Institute of the University of Zurich is looking for families of four who had one of their two children with the help of assisted reproductive techniques and the other naturally. Click here to go directly to the study.

In Switzerland, about one in 33 children is born after assisted reproduction. We know from research that infertility and its treatment can be very stressful for couples. But how is the family doing after the birth of the child? And what are the psychobiological effects of assisted reproduction on the family? What are the chances and risks of the treatment? These are the questions that the study wants to answer.

Participation includes the completion of psychological questionnaires by the parents and the one-time independent collection of fingernail and saliva samples from the entire family from home. All data collected will be kept absolutely confidential and encrypted.
 More information here.
 Parricipation here.
PostDoc Meetup
Postdoc Meet Up: Open Access & Authors’ rights
In this Postdoc Meetup on 8 May 2023, 4 pm, UZH Center we will inform you about the legal aspects of publishing and how to keep the rights to your publications, especially in view of the new Open Access requirements of the SNF. The event is organized by UZH Graduate Campus and UB Open Science Services.

Please register to attend here.
3R Award
UZH 3R Award
The UZH 3R Prize is intended to highlight the efforts and achievements of UZH employees in the field of 3R (Replace, Reduce, Refine) within and outside UZH and thus to promote 3R principles in research with animals at UZH. The prize is endowed with 5000 CHF and is awarded annually. UZH groups and researchers can be nominated until 15 June 2023.

For more information see website.
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