CEPLAS at Girls' Day


Wolf Frommer's lab group provided insights into scientific work and careers to female school students. (photo: HHU)

The Girls' Day event aims to inform female school students about scientific and technical professions. CEPLAS participated in the event this year together with Wolf Frommer’s lab group coordinated by Marcel Buchholzer. 25 girls from the grades 8 to 10 signed up for the event and got insights into scientific work during virtual tours of a greenhouse and a laboratory. Via videos and live explanations, the girls learned how rice diseases are controlled in the lab. CEPLAS doctoral student Laura Redzich conducted an experiment to detect bacteria in rice. Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to ask questions. Thereby the different scientific careers were described and members of the lab group also reported on their motivation to become a scientist or a lab technician.

picture: HHU

The members of the lab group: Britta Killing, Melissa Stiebner, Nora Zöllner, Laura Redzich (photo: Marcel Buchholzer)

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich