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MCAA is a co-organizer of the Career Day on October 20th at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg. The focus of the Career Day is on academic careers and research funding. The plenary speaker is one of the most prominent Marie Curie Alumni, the Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Stefan Hell.


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08:30                Registration

08:45-09:15       VISIONS IN ACADEMIA

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros (DKFZ)
  • Dr. Alessandra Luchetti (MSCA Program)
  • Dr. Lorenza D’Alessandro (DKFZ Equal Opportunities)

09:15-10:10       ACADEMIA 4.0 - Industry and Academia

  • Dr. Ruth Wellenreuther & Dr. Stefan Pusch (DKFZ-Bayer Healthcare Partnership)
  • Dr. Tim Waterboer (From Boehringer and Hoffmann-La Roche to DKFZ)
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Schindowski-Zimmermann (University of Applied Sciences Biberach)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Gintner (University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe)

10:10-10:30       Coffee Break & Open Networking

10:30-11:30       FUNDING - Impulse Talks and Panel Discussion

       Moderation: Prof. Dr. Rocio Sotillo (DKFZ)                     

  • Tim Maschuw (DAAD)
  • Dr. Juliane Sauer (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions)
  • Dr. Frauke Leitner (CORBEL - Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science Services)


12:00-13:00       Lunch Break

13:00-14:15       ALL ROADS LEAD TO ACADEMIA

       Moderation: Dr. Maïwen Caudron-Herger (DKFZ)

  • Dr. Jerome Korzelius (Postdoc FLI-Leibniz Institute on Aging) - successful DFG application
  • Dr. Sevin Turcan (Max-Eder Junior Research Group; Deutsche Krebshilfe, NCT Heidelberg) - from US to EU
  • Prof. Dr. Momo Bentires-Alj (Head Tumor Heterogeneity, Metastasis and Resistance, University Hospital Basel) - ERC Advanced Grant 2016
  • Prof. Dr. Fabian Kiessling (Director of ExMI, Aachen) - from Prof to Director

14:15-14:45       ROUND TABLES & Coffee Break

14:45-16:00       CAN MENTORING HELP?

Moderation: Paula Codó (DKFZ)

  • Dr. Judith Zaugg (Group Leader EMBL Heidelberg) - from UK to GER
  • Dr. Jose Ordónez-Mena (Medical Statistician and Epidemiologist, University of Oxford) - from GER to UK
  • Dr. Brian Cahill (MCAA Mentoring)
  • Prof. Ursula Klingmüller (DKFZ Executive Women & Mentoring)

16:00-17:00       NOBEL LAUREATE LECTURE

Prof Dr. Stefan Hell (Max Planck institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen)

17:00-17:30       ROUND TABLES