GLOBAL GET-TOGETHERS/ Traveling the World

MINI REUNIONS / TRAVELING TOGETHER

Most members join the lab as undergraduate apprentices or thesis students, then stay on as research assistants and MSc students. As one alumnus of the lab puts it - "DMBEL is a home away from home", and no matter where they go to next, they make time for mini-reunions in different places around the world. Some travel together after attending conferences, and/or seek out former labmates for dinner or coffee if they happen to be visiting cities where their old friends are.

Amsterdam 2019 A.jpg
Amsterdam
Konstanz 4.jpg
Konstanz, Sept 2020
Konstanz 1.JPG
Konstanz, Sept 2020
Chuck, Kim. Aeiou et al Vienna.jpg
Vienna
Chuck, Kim, Aeiou et al Vienna 2.jpg
Vienna
Arlou n Lorenz in Prague.jpg
Prague
Cambridge Gap Summit.jpg
Cambridge
Basel.jpg
Basel
Heidelberg.jpg
Heidelberg
Heidelberg with me.jpg
Heidelberg
Goettingen with Kenneth.jpg
Goettingen
Heidelberg Castle with me.jpg
Heidelberg
Goettingen with me.jpg
Goettingen
Cologne.jpg
Cologne
Heidelberg with Brandon.jpg
Heidelberg
Frankfurt.jpg
Frankfurt
Paulo n Liezel London.jpg
London
Heidelberg with Josh.jpg
Heidelberg
London Bridge.jpg
London
Heidelberg picnic.jpg
Heidelberg
Prague Chuck Yana Kenneth.jpg
Prague
Lucerne.jpg
Lucerne
Berlin.jpg
Berlin
Washington DC.jpg
Washington, D.C.
Malaysia Batu Caves.jpg
Malaysia
Singapore get-together.jpg
Singapore
Milford Sound 2.jpg
New Zealand
Swiss Alps.jpg
Swiss Alps
Amsterdam 2019 B.jpg
Amsterdam
Neos Nori Jana in Amsterdam.jpg
Amsterdam
RAs with Jann Sy in Singapore.jpg
Singapore

LAB TRADITION: DOING "THE OBLIGATORY JUMP"

DMBEL has other lab traditions it tries to keep. Our default go-to international conference is the annual meeting of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, for several reasons: (1) proximity of Korea to the Philippines (2) good value and high level conference graced by world-class speakers and Nobel laureates (3) affordability which allows us to send our undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present at the conference. Before or after the conference, current undergraduate thesis students and new members of the lab visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and do "the obligatory jump", a tradition that has evolved but is also a figurative jump-start for their career in molecular biology :-)

In like manner, members of the lab who have the chance to visit the University of Cambridge in the UK are encouraged to drop by The Eagle Pub where Watson & Crick announced the elucidation of the structure of DNA. Some lab members have jokingly visited the pub to formally "launch their careers".

Jump Ryan Lim's batch.jpg
Jump batch of Josh Danac.jpg
Jump batch of Andy.jpg
Jump Aeiou Shela et al.jpg
Jump batch of Arman.jpg
Jump Lorenz et al.jpg
Jump Fidel et al.jpg
Jump Martin's batch.jpg
The Eagle Pub.jpg