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In September 2016, SNI members met for their third annual conference in Lenzerheide, where the 80 or so participants were treated to a diverse mixture of lectures and posters to encourage scientific exchange. Once again, the speakers succeeded in giving the audience an insight into their very different research topics, no matter whether these related to questions in physics, chemistry or biology. “Presenting very specialized scientific topics to an interdisciplinary audience is always a major challenge,” the SNI’s director, Christian Schönenberger, writes in his foreword.
This year, Arne Barfuss, an SNI doctoral student in Professor Patrick Maletinsky’s group, coped with the challenge particularly well, winning the prize for the best lecture. Jan Oberbeck, an SNI doctoral student from Christian Schönenberger’s group, won over the audience with his poster, for which he picked up a prize. Tomaz Einfalt, a doctoral student in Professor Cornelia Palivan’s group, also received an award for his hard work in support of the SNI’s outreach activities. This is the first year in which this outreach award has been presented. It is bestowed on those undergraduates or doctoral students who make a particular effort to get involved in fairs, exhibitions or laboratory tours.