Our amazing Master student Clara Lehenaff has designed a community-based participatory research study to improve gynecological care for trans women. With Transbiome she is exploring the microbial diversity of the neovaginal microbiome to perform the basic research that is necessary to understand how to treat neovaginal infections.
The crowdfunding campaign for her study is going extremely well: With more than 2 weeks to go we are already at over 80% of the optimal funding goal. Please consider contributing to the campaign to help us make the study happen!
The conference season is starting up again. And as all events are remote these days due the pandemic, participating is as easy as joining a call. Some of our team members are giving talks at different conferences within the next few weeks:
Bastian is presenting what we learned with Quantified Flu at csv,conf,v6 on May 4 and will talk about how Open Humans implements infrastructure for citizen science at Data Justice on May 20.
Enric will present his work on the motivations of personal science practitioners at the Science & Technology Studies Italia conference at the end June.
Over the last days we have released two new preprints on MedRxiv: The first one is about the creation of the Quantified Flu project, which was designed and implemented collaboratively with members of the Open Humans and Quantified Self communities and highlights both the co-design process as well as the benefits of this approach.Read more
This includes conferences or workshops where members our team participate in, as well as publicly accessible events we organize, such as our fortnightly journal clubs.