A big thanks to the doctoral researchers who presented at our first online IRTG 1902 & CRC 1116 Methods Symposium. Presentations at the symposium ranged from functional analysis in animal models to targeted cell isolation and optical mapping of cardiac electrophysiology to secretome analysis of cardiac cells and the application of click chemistry. This symposium once again shows the great variety of applied methods in the research network and the associated (training) opportunities for our doctoral researchers. Up to 65 researchers tuned into the presentations and participated in the following discussions. The symposium has been a great event for bringing our different research groups together and providing a springboard for new ideas.