September 25, 2020
The Cutting Edge 2019 conference took place on 17 September 2019 in the new building of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Ljubljana. It was organized in the framework of the 100th anniversary of the University of Ljubljana in collaboration with the National Institute of Chemistry, National Institute of Biology and Jožef Stefan Institute.
The event, which brought more than 150 participants to Ljubljana, began with Alok Jha’s plenary session on science communication. Jha is The Economist’s science and technology correspondent. His presentation was followed by three invited speakers who talked about Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships, European Research Council grants and COST Actions.
Dr Andreja Kutnar, director of the InnoRenew CoE, presented COST Actions, what they offer and how they can be useful for developing new research project and ideas.
Cutting Edge 2019 included two poster session where 106 researchers presented their research findings. There were also two parallel workshops: “Narration and storytelling in communicating research results” and “How to make presentations in science more engaging”.
The event ended with a closing ceremony where the best poster presentation was awarded.