The corona crisis brought distress to all of us, but it also offers chances for teaching. The students of the course “Protein Folding & Assembly” organised a virtual international symposium with high quality speakers and a world-wide audience.
Challenge to select the speakers
The Molecular Life Sciences and Chemistry students of the 3rd year course “Protein Folding and Assembly” organised the international symposium “Protein Assembly Symposium – from Folding to Fibrils” under guidance of Tessa Sinnige and Stefan Rüdiger. The 21 students made it in only 10 weeks in period 3 from the first idea to the actual conference. “The biggest challenge was selecting the speakers,” says student Nian Vervoort, “but things like deciding the topic and bringing the event to the attention of people are just as important”.