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11/11/19 Dr. Eva-Sophie Wallner, former PhD student in the Developmental Physiology Research group of Prof. Thomas Greb at the COS, was awarded with the Ruprecht-Karls-Preis 2019 for best dissertation. Using a multistage selection procedure open to all scientific disciplines, the Heidelberg University Foundation usually selects the five best doctoral theses from the past year. [...]

MSc Molecular Biosciences - Student Activities

Molecular Biosciences Symposium

The first on campus Molecular Biosciences Symposium on the 27th of July 2019 was a big success. Almost 100 participants enjoyed several plenary lectures and workshops in smaller groups, about the art and value of science communication. Starting with a kick-off event on Friday evening at the Bräustadel in a more informal atmosphere, it really picked up steam on Saturday with talks about the impact of science communication, interdisciplinary approaches, science in Wikimedia, and the 11(!) different workshops spread-out all over the campus. The organizing committee would like to thank all participants and the speakers for this wonderful day. Below there are some pictures showing some impressions of the symposium (click for larger pictures).
 
 

Student Speakers Committee

The principle idea of the committee is to discuss, organize and realise projects. It is our goal to build bridges between the different majors, as well as different years of study, for example by organising social events. Another aim is to collect ideas on how to improve the teaching and learning experience in the molecular bioscience master programme.

There are several projects that have already been implemented by the committee:

  • Study Buddy: a student mentoring programme for the students of the first year
  • BIOspective, talks from a new perspective: a key speaker series.
  • BioSciences Retreat: a two-day retreat

The official members of the committee are the major speakers, but anyone who wants to become involved is highly welcome to join any meeting. These take place on a regular basis, usually once per month.

If you want to join, simply write us a short message to the email address provided below and we will let you know about the next meeting.

Contact: approach any of the major speakers directly (see below)

Study Buddy

We have organised a “study buddy” mentoring programme for those students who are new to Heidelberg, to help then find their way around the university campus and Heidelberg city. In total, about 50 foreign students were matched with students already familiar with Heidelberg. The idea is to offer this service to German students who are new in the area as well.

BIOspective: Talks from a new perspective

Popular scientists, life science professionals, industry representatives, and other science relevant persons will be invited to the Heidelberg University and will give first-hand insights into their own career path and research.

This series of talks is organized by us students for students of all levels. Everybody is welcome to propose lecturers and to take an active part in the organisation. Moreover, these talks will be unique in Heidelberg, providing a platform for bilateral discussion and for crosstalk between the different years and levels of study. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

MCB Journal Club

The Journal Club gives us master students a platform to meet, be together and discuss exciting scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

For each meeting, two people prepare a short presentation (approximately 15 min) about a scientific issue of their choice, which can then be discussed by everyone afterwards.

This is also a great opportunity to practice and improve your presentation skills and get valuable feedback by your peers!

We meet every two or three weeks at 8 pm in one of the seminar rooms at the ground floor of the ZMBH. Dates are announced via email or on our Facebook page.

You are highly welcome to join us anytime!

For contact please write to Arion Förtsch or Elisa C.Barazzone

Biosciences Soccer Team

Who says scientists are not interested in sports?!

Our Biosciences Soccer Team definitely proves them wrong. We usually meet on the weekend, latest every other week at the Soccer Arena Heidelberg (Harbigweg 8, 69124 Heidelberg-Kirchheim). Please bring along 5 € for the indoor-court fee. If you are interested, please write an email to: lars.hellweg@stud.uni-heidelberg.de to get the upcoming dates.

Class of 2019 - Student Representatives

Ferdinand Popp

Cancer Biology

Barbara Betz

Cancer Biology

Arda Ergönen

MCB

Uxia Gestal Mato

MCB

Miguel Hernandez

MCB

Angela Zhuo

Neuroscience

Katarzyna Karpa

Neuroscience

tba

Systems Biology

tba

Dev & Stem Cells

tba

Dev & Stem Cells

Magdalena Slawinska

MAPS

Lucía Garstka

MAPS

tba

Infectious Diseases

tba

Infectious Diseases

   

Class of 2018 - Student Representatives

Berk Uluğ

Cancer Biology

Drew Lindsay

Cancer Biology

Marlene Ganslmeier

MCB

Constantin Diekmann

MCB

Doro Reuß

Infectious Diseases

Nikolay Sergeev

Doro's right hand (INF)

Chia Ching Wu

Infectious Diseases

Victoria Muckerson

Systems Biology

Elena Tonin

Dev & Stem Cells

Stephanie Rosswag

Dev & Stem Cells

Antonia Netzl

Systems Biology

Marlene Aßfalg

Neuroscience

Viktoria Greeck

Neuroscience

Lena Schwenker

MCB

   

 

Class of 2017 - Student Representatives

Beatrice Casati

Cancer Biology

Kevin Jimenez-Cowell

Cancer Biology

Elisa C.Barazzone

MCB

Arion Förtsch

MCB

Ann-Kathrin Mehnert

Infectious Diseases

Martin Kampmann

Infectious Diseases

Burce Kabaoglu

Neuroscience

Eileen Brouwer

Neuroscience

Zeynep Aydin

Dev & Stem Cells

Viola Kuehnel

Dev & Stem Cells

Nabila El Arbi

MPS

Pranas Grigaitis

Systems

 

Class of 2016 - Student Representatives

Gideon Bergheim

Dev.& Stem Cell

Niklas Vockert

Systems Biology

Manuela Aguirre

MCB

Robert Frömel

MCB

Christian Sommerauer

Infectious Diseases

Leanne Strauss

Infectious Diseases

Lalita Srisawang

Neuroscience

Mona Tomaschko

Neuroscience

Victoria Jennings

Cancer Biology

Yassin Harim

Cancer Biology

Florian Hinterberger

MPS

Tammy Lan

International Matters


Bea Riebesehl

Dev.& Stem Cell

 

Class of 2015 - Student Representatives

Florian Grünschläger

Cancer Biology

Janina Kupke

Neuroscience

Rana Fetit

Cancer Biology

Maximilian Reinert

Molecular Plant Science

Jana Fuhrmann

Dev Stem Cells

Adrian Westhaus

Infectious Diseases

Bryan Frey

MCB

Juan Diaz Miyar

MCB

Laila Magin

Neuroscience

Annika Schneider

Systems Biology