“TropiCOS” – This was the theme of the this years COStume party, that takes place every year at the Centre Of Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg. According to the theme we dressed as colourful poison dart frogs. Amazing decoration, costumes and drinks got us in the tropical mood and we had a great party together.
For our this year’s lab outing we went to a climbing forest -an areal with platforms in the trees, which are connected by ropes, zip lines and other little obstacles. Making our way through the parkours, we all reached our limits, but had a lot of fun and thrilling moments. At the end of this sportive challenge we were all looking forward to the barbecue, for which Sergio invited us to his house. We had (once again) very good food and let the day all together find a comfortable end.
This year we and other colleagues from the 6th floor put together a team and participated in the NCT Run against cancer. Defying the heat and the crowds of people everyone successfully crossed the finish line and at the end we collected 22nd rounds for the good cause. In total 7 people participated in the round run, 4 people went for the 10 km and 2 people faced the 21 km run.
Let’s see whether we can beat this next year. 😉
According to the motto of this year’s blacklight COS Party “MicroCOSmos” we dressed up as the nucleotides A, T, G, C and Sergio as the multifunctional DNA repair man. Fluorescent colours and glow sticks gave our costumes a shiny touch…
…And another beautiful year has passed! We had a nice Christmas party and delicious home-made dinner at Sergio’s house with perfectly prepared pimientos de padrón, Spanish cheese, clams, butter chicken, panna cotta and of course adequate wines. We are ready to roll into the next year now.
The Acebrón Lab wishes you a merry Christmas!
To get ready for Halloween we had a spooky evening together with the people from the 6th floor! We carved pumpkins, had a delicious and creative Halloween dinner and drank some bloody bowl…
Did you know that you can use foldable microscopes and your smartphone to discover the microcosmos at 100-times magnification?
We teamed up with the Raissig group and the Engel group for the European Researchers’ Night in Heidelberg and packed our stations with Foldcopes. During few hours at Friday night, over 300 children and adults explored samples from nature including plant tissues and animal models such hydras, as well as cell culture samples such mouse embryonic stem cells and lung cancer cells. This #microCOSmos exploration could not be hosted in a better place: The incredible botanic garden of Heidelberg, which was illuminated with colourful LEDs and sparked with a great cocktail bar. We were also well-accompanied by the microscopes of the Nikon Imaging Center and the symbiosis station of the Guse lab, all part of the initiative of the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS Heidelberg) for the Nacht der Forschung Heidelberg.
We thank all the PhD researchers and master students that helped organising this activity!
You can see more images in twitter searching for #microCOSmos