Members of the EU Project MIB were invited by EU project ESOTRAC (www.esotrac2020.eu) to a joint working dinner on May 15, 2019 in Copenhagen. Under the headline „ESOTRAC meets MIB: fostering collaborations“ participants of both projects met in a charming environment and engaged into deep technical and professional discussions. After the dinner the group took a long walk through the ancient city center of Copenhagen and continued chatting and networking. ESOTRAC‘s aims and approaches are closely related to those of MIB, as they develop a hybrid photonic endoscope combining multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for early detection of esophageal cancer.
Read here what participants say about the event:
Placzek, PhD student at the Medical University of Vienna (- MIB): „The joint
dinner between ESOTRAC and the MIB-EU project brought me closer to the
consortium members within the MIB project and opened new contacts with ESOTRAC
partners. In addition to fruitful discussions and delicious food, we have
solved existing scientific problems together. It shows that it is beneficial
for everyone to bring together people from all over Europe to learn different
approaches and broaden their horizons – science and intra-cultural wise.“
Pierre, CEO and founder of SONAXIS SA (- ESOTRAC): „I did really appreciate
this Copenhagen dinner and the opportunity to meet with MIB partners, in
particular with Grintech. Their know-how could have some inputs with our
Messerschmidt, CTO and founder of GRINTECH GmbH (- MIB): „It was a pleasure, to
meet the consortium members of the Esotrac project in Copenhagen in mid May.
Thanks so much for organizing this dinner! I enjoyed the new contacts I made to
several researchers and the companies Sonaxis and Rayfos and building up a
growing network. I learned about new approaches and different technologies we
have not been involved so far. I wish the Esotrac consortium a great success!”
The MIB Consortium has met in Copenhagen for a very successful two-day kickoff meeting.
The MIB kickoff group. From left to right, front row: Karin Mogensen, Dominik Marti, John Sherry, Sebastian Dochow. Back row: Gregers Hermann, Julia Niefnecker, James Bain, Anders Hansen, Ole Jensen, Nils Hempler, Peter Andersen, Wolfgang Drexler, Bernhard Messerschmidt, Gillian Mimnagh, Rainer Leitgeb, Bernd Sumpf, Jürgen Popp, Andreas Bühler, Dragan Sandic