Annual Postdoc Retreat

IMG_4926Each summer, a team of postdocs organizes a 2-3 day retreat in a nearby town. The retreat consists of seminars by internal and external invited speakers, as well as social events. External speakers are usually senior postdocs or new group leaders from other institutes in Europe, who are selected through nomination and voting based on their research synopsis. The external speakers give a brief overview of their research and also share what it’s like to apply for and get an academic position.


Next retreat: June 15-17, 2015. Sächsische Schweiz. Stay tuned for more information!

2014 Retreat: June 23-25, Spreewald
view photos in our Gallery of Past Events!
External speaker list:
Alex Bird, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

Kevin Chalut, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge

Frank Chan, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Tübingen

Robert Ernst, University of Frankfurt

Mario Izaguirre Sierra, Northern New Mexico College

Patrick Kemmeren, Center for Molecular Medicine, UMC Utrecht

Romain Levayer, postdoc in the group of Eduardo Moreno, University of Bern, Switzerland

Ricardo Pardal, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Spain

Silvia Santos, MRC-Imperial College London

Robert Zinzen, MDC Berlin



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