Talk 1: Dr. Ines Erdmann (Magdeburg, Quiagen)

Dr. Erdmann studied Biology and Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Hamburg and the OVGU Magdeburg. During her PhD at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and the OVGU Magdeburg, she was awarded with the Hugo-Junkers-Preis for her project: "In vivo cell-selective protein labeling using click chemistry". Since February 2017 she has been working as account manager at QIAGEN.

Karin Bodewits

Talk 2: Dr. Karin Bodewits (München, Natural Science.Careers)

Dr. Karin Bodewits is speaker, author, seminar leader and founder of the career platform NaturalScience.Careers. She studied biology at the University of Groningen and received her PhD in bio-chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. Since then she is working and writing around the topic “Women, career & science”. She published a career guide for female natural scientists (Wiley, 2016) and her first novel ‘You must be very intelligent - the PhD Delusion’ (Springer, 2017).


Talk 3: Dr. Marija Magdalena Petrinovic (London, King´s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience)

Dr. Marija Petrinovic obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at the ETH Zurich and continued her career at the pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche supervising research con-cerning how malfunctions of neural circuits serve as hallmarks of neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2016, Marija joined the King’s College London to become a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.


Talk 4: Dr. Grit Landgraf (Frankfurt a.M., Otsuka Pharma GmbH)

Dr. Grit Landgraf studied Biochemistry in Halle (S.) and received her PhD in Biochemistry at the MPI in Halle (S.). After a post-doctoral fellowship she joined the pharmaceutical industry where she held different positions in early and late stage clinical development of pharmaceuticals (Serumwerk Bernburg AG, NOXXON Pharma, Sandoz, Pfizer). Currently she is working as a Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharma GmbH.

Kristine Krug

Talk 5: Prof. Kristine Krug (Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and Fellow in Biomedical Sciences, Oriel College)

Prof. Dr. Kristine Krug received her PhD at Oxford University studying the formation of ordered maps during brain development. Since then she was awarded Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin and  Royal Society University Research Fellowships to conduct her research. Currently, Prof. Krug is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and Fellow in Biomedical Sciences at Oriel College.

Christiane Neumann

Talk 6: Christiane Neumann (Berlin, General Secretary for the Leibniz-Associations (2010 - 2017))

C. Neumann studied German Literature, Musicology and Law in Frankfurt (a. M.) and Berlin. After acquiring her German State Exams in Law and working as an Attorney-at-Law / Barrister she joined the Berlin public sector serving  in several executive positions. Having already been Administrative Vice President for the Leibniz-Association (1998-2003), she became General Secretary for the Leibniz-Associations in 2010 (until 2017).


Workshop: Dominik Frisch (Berlin, Shift Happens – Coaching, Leadership und Organisationsentwicklung)

Dominik Frisch, Coach from “Shift Happens” in Berlin, offers this exciting workshop. Based on the scientifically validated tool “strength finder 2.0” of the Gallup Institute, participants will work out their individual strength profile, analyze the results and formulate a plan of action for their further career.