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New friends! Please feel warmly welcomed, but not pressured, to write a post tagged to tell us a bit about yourself

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And, friends who are familiar faces around here! Feel free to write re- posts too! :)

I'm an immunology PhD student trying to "wrap up" / get my main project published. I've done a lot of cellular-based signaling assays in primary mouse cells, but going forward I'm very interested in functional genomics and single cell transcriptions in an immunological setting - particularly when it intersects with immunotherapies.

i am a graduate in engineering and am currently pursuing bachelor's in arts. i often struggle with my studies

Reminder to new users

Posts about high-conflict or otherwise exhausting issues of popular debate (e.g. climate change, GMO's, privacy issues, elections, etc.) MUST have a Content Warning (CW)

To add a CW, on the web app, click the "CW" under the post editor

It's like a subject for an email!

For more details, see our Community Standards here:

I'm a queer latino PhD student working in microbiology in the middle of nowhere, Germany.
Biology stuff is cool but also linguistics, archaeology and astro-stuff, -logy mostly but -nomy is ok when is not western or modern.
, and all-forms-of-anti-capitalism advocate

Hi all, I'm a lecturer at the University of Auckland, studying human neuromechanics, stroke, and early cerebral palsy. I believe in , , , , , , , and .

Policy of on blocking 

Hi everyone, just a little reminder that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone (I hope):

It is the policy of to block certain content (support or overt tolerance for fascism, Nazism, outright racism/sexism, anti-queer hate, abuse, etc.), including users or entire domains at the instance level

We take it as our responsibility to do so because failing to do so will result in de facto exclusion of members of the groups who are targets of such hate

A gentle reminder that users on are expected to apply Content Warnings (especially to Public posts)

Details and suggested Content Warnings here:

Note for new users 

We've had several new friends join this week

Welcome to all!


* Public posts should be "on-topic" (i.e. teaching/learning/scholarship broadly conceived)
* "Off-topic" posts should be Unlisted
* CW liberally
* Add descriptions to your images
* Read to get started!

And if you're a Nazi/white supremacist, a homophobe, anti-trans in any way, or a supporter of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos, close your account and leave!

Hello World! This is a joint account for the Department of Medical Informatics of the University Medical Center Göttingen. Our research helps shaping the future of health information systems and medical research.
Today, Markus and Jendrik take part in a FHIR data modelling workshop in the beautiful historic buildings at Berlin Charité

Hi! I am a recent phd in bioinformatics (actually specialized in the application of machine learning in some omics fields). I have moved from academia to industry and work now as a data scientist in a variety of topics. I enjoy being up to date in academic topics and am interested in the progress of open science and the expansion of the scientific community outside of academia! Hope to have a chance to be exposed to interesting ideas in this instance :)

Hi all :) I'm working on a PhD on , specifically studying the for science movement. As an activist I'm interested in feminist approaches to tech which I try to implement in meet ups, workshops, etc. A big part of my time goes to working as open as STS lets me, another big part goes to WikiData because I love it. Beautiful communities are what keep me existing through late capitalism, so here I am in Mastodon <3.

hallöchen! I’m a Brazilian trans woman living in Germany working on Japanese dialectal fieldwork (long story). Interests include fantasy fiction, imaginary languages, free software, comic books, intersectional veganism, cute cuddly things, and supporting anticapitalist revolutions to bring down the whole rotten edifice :HeartTrans:

Scaring off people we don't want here 

There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here

It is the official policy of that:

🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!

pronouns: they/them

I'm a PhD student in American Culture/Digital Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Research interests include:
- digital visual cultures
- contemporary theories of resistance and radical politics
- prison abolition
- fascism and white supremacy
- infrastructure studies

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Instance news 

Good news everyone, searching of posts works again on!

Instance stuff 

Btw, content searching for posts on should start working again in the next day or so

Instance updates 

Hi everyone

Sorry that this weekend has been so terrible for downtime


* We have switched to
* We are now running Mastodon v 3.0.1


* We are now Amazon-free
* We don't have to pay for both a VPS and AWS, which reduces the costs of running the instance
* Less down-time when it's time to do an upgrade


* Unfortunately, we no longer support LaTeX in posts, unless it's incorporated into mainline Masto

Thanks for your patience, everyone!

⚠️ There will be a little bit of downtime on tonight ⚠️

Upgrading upgrade/apology 

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry for the downtime last night! My internet at home crapped out partway through the database migration script, which screwed up the database (hooray I made a backup before starting) but meant that it took way longer to fix

I'm thinking I will move to soon, to prevent this from happening in the future

(It will also be cheaper and less Amazon-dependent)

Again, apologies for the downtime

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Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.