University of Dundee

SLS PhD students selected to participate in Roche Continents 2019

02 Jul 2019

Two PhD students in the School have been selected to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2019.

The highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration – selects only 100 students from the sciences and arts at European Universities to attend. Tom Snelling from Philip Cohen's Lab (MRC-PPU) and Margarita Kalamara from Nicola Stanley-Wall’s Lab (Molecular Microbiology) are two of those who will take part in the week of activities in Salzburg in August.

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.

Tom said, "I am excited to have been selected for this unique opportunity to explore innovation with people from different backgrounds! Thank you to Helge Dorfmueller for my nomination" while Margarita said, "It is a great privilege to be selected to attend Roche Continents 2019! I am very much looking forward to meeting different artists and scientists, attending the various workshops and exploring the Salzburg festival."