Tissue and Motion Conference 2018
The tenth anniversary of the “From Tissue to Motion” conference was held at the Djurönäset Hotel on 28th-29th November 2018.
The first day was dedicated to presentations from senior researchers, entrepreneurs and PhD students, in a broad range of subject areas. By dividing the morning session and afternoon session into 'tissue' and 'motion' topics respectively, the day had a great flow in what was an immensely well-organised event. Five former Karolinska students then discussed their career path and what life within their chosen sector is really like. It was a great opportunity to get an insight into what each position entails, with each alumni giving an honest account of life after a PhD.
Dinner was served in the main restaurant in the evening before giving everybody the chance to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, which boasts a cosy outside sauna overlooking the frozen archipelago. The agenda resumed on Thursday morning with the poster session, again, with a broad range of topics in regenerative medicine, motion and health. The conference concluded with yet another round of fine fika and the awards ceremony for the best oral/poster presentation. Overall, the organisation of the event, hotel and quality of presentations were immensely impressive. I would recommend students from all backgrounds to participate in this retreat in the future, whether they have research experience in regenerative medicine or not. A relaxed, positive and informative retreat – what more could you wish for in dark and gloomy Stockholm?!