CUB #2: Like I’m Five
What: Getting to know our community, everyone introduces themselves with background and what they are currently working on.
Bragging rights: You! We want to know who you are, what you do, and how you got there. Essentially – an elevator pitch for a lift in a slow, old academic building. It expands the idea of creating a network, where the links between people are more visible based on shared interests and research focus.
Present a 3-5min talk or poster, mime or draw or use props, anything goes. No pressure of course, if you just want to observe for the evening to gain a better understanding of bioinformatics research around the Cape Town area, that is perfect too.
The second CUB event was a great success and we are extremely thankful to Riaan Conradie and the HealthQ team for their wonderful hospitality. Unfortunately the participant list was overlooked among the snacks and drinks.
Approximately 30 people attended CUB#2, and this included individuals from Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town as well as the University of the Western Cape.
The session started with a Skype link-up with several people from the Heidelberg Unseminars in Bioinformatics hub.
Adam Gristwood, Barbara Janssens, Melanie Schneider, Iman Meziane and Aidan Budd started off the “Like I’m Five” session with great descriptions of their core involvement in Bioinformatics and the HUB. Aidan then further discussed the history of HUB and the types of events they have organised. In closing, Aidan remarked on the future potential collaborations between HUB and CUB and made several suggestions on possible projects. Both HUB and CUB are to come up with ideas on projects to establish a shortlist to discuss further.
The CUB session was continued and each participant was given the opportunity to describe what they do and how they are linked to bioinformatics. This was an ideal way for all participants to see a snapshot of the bioinformatics research around the Western Cape.
A number of logistical matters were discussed and we decided to add a calendar notification to the cubhub website. Participants were also encouraged to join the CUB LinkedIn page.
It was decided that the next event will take place at the UCT MAC Club, Gustavo and Kenneth will follow-up on this.
CUB#2 ends at 20h11. Networking and socialising continued.
[Photo credit: Armin Deffur]
Who signed up?
|Timestamp||Name||Institution / Affiliation||Where did you hear about the CUBs??|
|5/28/2014 13:23:57||Gustavo||gsalazar [at] cs.uct.ac.za||UCT|
|5/28/2014 13:25:17||Natasha||natasha [at] sanbi.ac.za||SANBI|
|5/28/2014 13:43:11||Dane Kennedy||dkennedy1 [at] csir.co.za||CHPC||Natasha Wood|
|5/28/2014 13:45:17||Gordon Wells||gordon.wells [at] gmail.com||University of Stellenbosch|
|5/28/2014 15:33:28||joelm defo||joel_defo [at] yahoo.fr||university of cape town|
|5/28/2014 16:26:24||Phillip||philliplab [at] gmail.com||SACEMA||Gordon Botha|
|5/28/2014 17:17:30||Brejnev Muhire||mubrejnev [at] gmail.com||University of Cape Town|
|5/28/2014 17:43:29||James||jgdominy [at] gmail.com||Natasha Wood|
|5/29/2014 8:51:21||Wendy||wendy.kroger [at] gmail.com||CPGR|
|5/29/2014 10:34:05||Hano Maree||hjmaree [at] sun.ac.za|
|5/29/2014 10:51:50||Anelda||anelda.vdwalt [at] gmail.com||UCT||Armin Deffur|
|5/29/2014 10:54:19||Donald Nyangahu||donaldnyangahu [at] gmail.com||University of CapeTown||From vula site here at UCT|
|5/29/2014 12:12:21||Ida van Jaarsveld||ida.vanjaarsveld [at] cpgr.org.za||CPGR||Dane and Wendy|
|5/29/2014 12:37:19||Anati||anati [at] sanbi.ac.za||South African National Bioinformatics Institute||Internet|
|5/30/2014 13:13:38||Flavia||flacchy [at] gmail.com||UCT||FHS microbiome group|
|5/30/2014 13:27:05||Tracy Meiring||tracy.meiring [at] uct.ac.za||UCT||Wendy Kroger CPGR|
|5/30/2014 14:16:54||martin ranik||martin.ranik [at] gmail.com||KAPA Biosystems|
|5/30/2014 21:08:04||Marike Visser||marikev [at] sun.ac.za||SUN/ARC|
|6/2/2014 12:33:34||Rachelle Bester||rachelle [at] sun.ac.za||Stellenbosch University|
|6/3/2014 9:37:07||Britt Drögemöller||britt.drogemoller [at] gmail.com||SU|
|6/4/2014 7:26:04||Liana Maree||liana.maree [at] gmail.com||University of the Western Cape||Email notification from a colleague|
|6/4/2014 10:41:40||Kristin||16102142 [at] sun.ac.za||Stellenbosch University||Supervisor|
|6/4/2014 10:43:08||Auberi Courchay||17379768 [at] sun.ac.za||Stellenbosch University||Hano Maree|
|6/4/2014 10:48:32||Tracey Jooste||15756262 [at] sun.ac.za||Stellenbosch University||Supervisor|
|6/4/2014 11:47:16||Galen Wright||galen [at] sanbi.ac.za||SANBI|
|6/5/2014 13:10:16||ruben||ruben [at] sanbi.ac.za||SANBI||Colleagues|
|6/5/2014 13:49:26||Anandi||anandie [at] sun.ac.za||Stellenbosch University||From a colleague|
|6/5/2014 14:10:59||gordon||gbot300 [at] gmail.com||UCT||Natasha|
|6/5/2014 16:58:01||mbandi||mbandi [at] sanbi.ac.za||University of the Western Cape||mailing list of SANBI|