University of Dundee

Success for SLS to participate in Roche Continents 2016

30 Jun 2016

Francesca Carrieri and Maithili Shroff to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2016
Two Ph.D. students from Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have been invited to the highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration at Roche Continents which takes place in Salzburg (during the Salzburg Festival) from 10th – 16th August 2016.
Francesca Carrieri from Kim Dale’s Lab (Cell and Developmental Biology) and Maithili Shroff from John Rouse’s Lab (MRC-PPU) are two of only 100 students from the sciences and arts at European Universities who will attend this creative, interdisciplinary symposium to discover borderless thinking and to build confidence in the power of creativity and its ability to change the world.
Roche Continents is aimed at arts and science students aged between 20 and 29 from European institutions. It enables them to experience contemporary music at the Salzburg Festival and to discover the common ground of creativity in the arts and science through discussion among themselves and with key personalities in both fields.
Intellectual exchanges between the participants are both the core and goal of this yearly event with in workshops to break down psychological and ideological barriers between people who are on their way to becoming “tomorrow’s science and cultural leaders”. Scientists from across the disciplines work with musicians, painters, photographers and film-makers, and are given ample room and opportunity to interact formally and informally.
Based on a jam-packed programme of lectures, workshops and teamwork challenges, Roche Continents offers the future top-talents aged between 20-29 a unique opportunity to build new friendships, learn and grow as humans as well as intellectuals while enjoying concerts every evening in the unique setting of the Salzburg Festival.