In 2021, we implemented twelve new DGZ work groups covering key topics across cell biology. Each work group is coordinated by two spokespersons, and members can affiliate themselves to one or more work groups depending on their scientific interest. The DGZ work groups are intended to become a central structure of our society, through topic-based networking, contributions to our scientific meetings, evaluation of applications for meeting support, and more.

In January 2022, the new DGZ Focus Workshop series was launched (via Zoom, every last Tuesday of the month, starting at 12 noon. Each Focus Workshop features one work group, and invited speakers range from late-stage PhD students to established PIs. In order to promote inclusion and expand the German Cell Biology network, the Focus Workshop series is currently open also to non-members. Nevertheless, we certainly hope that with these new activities we can convince the next generation of cell biologists of the many benefits of membership in our society.

Design of work group logos and banners by Shu Chian Tay and Diego Pitta de Araujo – Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

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