✨TAPAS 2021 Conference 2: What has been achieved? ✨

This was a virtual network-wide event, which took place on 22nd – 24th June 2021, with thanks to our host Dr Ángel García at The Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CiMUS), The University of Santiago de Compostela @cimususc@TAPAS_ITN

The 3 day conference was an opportunity to meet as a network for the final time to hear each of the students present their research. It was a pleasure to come together to celebrate the research and achievements of our 15 Early Stage Researchers studying the Targeting of Platelet Adhesion Receptors in Thrombosis.

We used Gather.Town to increase engagement of participants during the conference.

Gather.Town is a web-conferencing software like Zoom, but with the ability to move around and interact with other participants based on your locations in the room, just like real life. Users easily start and end side conversations and chats or return to a main speaker just as at a real-world conference or other gathering. You can simply walk your online self to tables and chairs, sit down, and start a conversation.