University of Dundee

Life Sciences Honours Graduate to attend Roche Continents 2016

05 Aug 2016

Hot on the heels of graduating in June, Daniel Bode is one of only 100 students to be invited to join Europe’s finest students at the highly prestigious Roche Continents 2016, which takes place in Salzburg, Austria from 10-16 August 2016.

Daniel, from Hamburg Germany, completed 4 years of study, including a successful Honours Project in the laboratory of Dr Sonia Rocha in the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, before graduating with 1st Class Honours BSc in Biochemistry on 23 June 2016. 

On hearing of his acceptance Daniel said "After 4 wonderful years in Dundee, I will now embark on a PhD in stem cell biology at the Wellcome Trust Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge. The Roche Continents Conference aims towards connecting the world of science and art, sparking interdisciplinary communication and innovation. When leading your own research, difficulties can arise. Thus I am hoping to gain invaluable inspiration and experience for future endeavours in research and beyond. I am excited and looking forward to attending such unique event!"

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.

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.