Each 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!
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
Ricardo Pardal, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Spain
Silvia Santos, MRC-Imperial College London
Robert Zinzen, MDC Berlin