Scientific Consortium Meeting Cambridge
From April 17 to 19, over 35 project members of the PIGSs project gathered in Cambridge for the Scientific Consortium Meeting. The inspiring kick-off was held in the old library of the Pembroke College and after a warm welcome to the scientific advisors, overall progress of work package 1 & 2 was presented. After this afternoon meeting a guided tour on the Pembroke College itself was organized by professor Dan Tucker of University of Cambridge. The first day ended with a traditional and very tasty College Diner. During the dinner it was obvious that everyone was very enthusiastic and eager to intensify collaborations and discuss new opportunities.
The second day the meeting continued at the Møller Conference Centre. The progress presentations on the remaining work packages continued by all WP-leaders. After each presentation a timeframe was reserved for questions and discussions and feedback from the scientific advisory board members.
Around 15h the meeting ended, and all participants went punting on the Cam river, offering a unique view on the marvelous sites of Cambridge. The second day ended with a cozy dinner at Browns.
The final day of the meeting the Governing Council meeting was organized at the Veterinary department of the University of Cambridge. Here, all organizational and administrative issues was discussed, and a prominent timeframe was reserved for feedback from the scientific advisors. A farewell lunch ended this great meeting which made sure that the PIGSs project team is fully prepared, up-to-date and eager to make this project a European success.
We again thank the scientific advisors for participating so actively and providing us with their high-valued feedback.