2nd HPPS Meeting in Munich 02-03 July 2019

The 2nd Full-Meeting of HP-PS took place at the Helmholtz-Zentrum München on 02-03 July. The meeting was dedicated to the jointly initiated projects, which were comprehensively presented and deepened. The spectrum ranged from ongoing projects with personnel exchange to jointly applied for third-party funding projects to projects that are still in preparation or initiation because preparatory work still has to be done. Beyond the existing projects and project ideas, potentially new aspects of cooperation were presented and discussed by scientists not yet involved in projects.

The colleagues from Jülich also had the opportunity to inform themselves about the existing facilities and technologies during visits to the institute. For some it was the first opportunity to gain a first insight into the research activities in Munich. Furthermore, the new facilities, which were jointly developed and established within the framework of the German Phenotyping Network (DPPN), could also be inspected for the first time. The DPPN project was completed at the end of 2018 after more than 6 years of operation - the technologies developed here represent an essential basis for the current and future activities within the framework of HP-PS.

In a regular board meeting, progress was made in formulating a joint research strategy. This will be presented at the 3rd Full Meeting of HP-PS, which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020 -then again at Forschungszentrum Jülich.