Browse Profiles


Aleksej Tikhonov
Aleksej Tikhonov
PhD candidate, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
In your lesson, I am happy to talk about: German, English and Russian - once one language!; The Slavic past of Germany; Slavic cities in Germany? Yes and Berlin too!; Interslavic competences and false friends; Modern methods of learning German/Russian/Czech; German loanwords in Russian and vice versa; Language understanding = Culture understanding? and much more...

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
History, Languages, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Keywords
Language history, slavic languages, language acquisition, bi-/multilingualism, integration
Languages
Czech, English, German, Russian
Website
Twitter


Björn Brembs
Björn Brembs
Professor, Universität Regensburg

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biologie
Keywords
animal behavior, neuroscience, neurobiology, Drosophila, Aplysia
Languages
English, German, Swedish
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Alina Kokoschka
Alina Kokoschka
PostDoc, Freie Universität Berlin

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Ethics, Geography, Religious Studies
Keywords
Muslim cultures and societies, Islamic Art and aesthetics, Syria, Lebanon
Languages
English, German
Website


Dirk Oswald
Dirk Oswald
Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin
I can present a live electroencephalography (EEG) experiment, in which a human participant is exposed to sensory stimulation and the electrical activity of the brain is recorded on the scalp. I can then show how the recorded data is analyzed using tools from mathematics and computer science.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Biology, Ethics, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology
Keywords
Brain Science, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Mathematical Modelling, Statistics
Languages
English, German
Website


Nicolas Schmelling
Nicolas Schmelling
PhD candidate, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Biology, Computer Science, Ethics
Keywords
Bioinformatics, Synthetic Biology, Circadian Clock, Cyanobacteria
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Kerstin Göpfrich
Kerstin Göpfrich
PostDoc, Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische Forschung

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. Microfluidics, Confocal microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, DNA sequencing, DNA extraction, DNA origami

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology, Chemistry, Ethics, Physics, Interdisciplinary
Keywords
DNA Origami, Synthetic Biology, Biophysics, Microfluidics, Nanotechnology, Nanopores
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Konrad Förstner
Konrad Förstner
Researcher, Universität und Klinikum Würzburg
I would like to inspire kids and teenagers about computational biology and show them how bioinformatics works.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Biology, Computer Science
Keywords
Bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, RNA, open science
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Markus Deimann
Markus Deimann
Professor, Fachhochschule Lübeck
My research focusses on opening up eduction, i.e. giving access to more people, broaden the spectrum of teaching methods and so on. My classroom activities involve a demonstration of how the internet can be used to improve learning and teaching and to expand personal education (Bildung).

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Informatik, Ethik, Philosophie, Sozialkunde
Keywords
Online Education, Digital Teaching and Learning
Languages
English, German
Website


Kyle Niemeyer
Kyle Niemeyer
Professor, Oregon State University
My background is in mechanical and aerospace engineering. I could show results from simulations of combustion and turbulent fluid flows, and also do live-coding with Python. My group's research focuses on modeling of reacting and non-reacting fluid flows, with applications in combustion, the ocean, and aerodynamics; we also focus on numerical methods and parallel computing using graphics processing units (GPUs).

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Computer Science, Physics
Keywords
Mechanical engineering, combustion, fluid dynamics, parallel programming
Languages
English
Website
Twitter


Lorenz Adlung
Lorenz Adlung
PostDoc, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
My research addresses diverse aspects of systems biology and personalised medicine ranging from mathematical modelling of dynamic signal transduction networks and blood cancer therapy to a comprehensive characterisation of single immune cells and microbiome-based intervention strategies within the context of the metabolic syndrome and autoimmune disorders. In a video conferencing call, I gladly perform some life-science poetry, live!

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biologie, Informatik, Ethik, Mathematik, Interdisziplinär
Keywords
Systems Biology, Cancer, Signal Transduction, Immunology, Microbiome, Diet, Synthetic Biology
Languages
English, German, Hebrew
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Thomas Rösch
Thomas Rösch
PhD candidate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Studiert habe ich in Heidelberg und München. Über das Themengebiet der medizinischen Physik bin ich zur Strahlentherapie mit Ionen gekommen. Ich bin dann von der Therapie weg zur Beschleunigerentwicklung und arbeite jetzt im Gebiet der Laser-getriebenen Ionenbeschleunigung.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. Petawatt-Laser, Terawatt-Laser, Vakuumsystem, Optische Aufbauten, Rasterkraftmikroskop

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
t.roesch@physik.lmu.de
Keywords
Laser-Ionen-Beschleunigung, Laser, Teilchenbeschleuniger, Medizinische Physik
Languages
English, German, Spanish
Website


Timo Torsten Schmidt
Timo Torsten Schmidt
PostDoc, Freie Universität Berlin
My name is Timo Torsten Schmidt and I am a neuroscientist interested in the neuronal underpinnings of human consciousness. I work with methods from the field of computational cognitive neuroscience with a focus on functional neuroimaging. In my research I focus on (1) the mental representation of consciousness content (working memory) and (2) mechanisms underlying altered states of consciousness. I am currently living and working in @Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit (NNU), Freie Universität Berlin. I am an advocate of Open Science and would like to foster that scientific findings are made publicly available. In this line, I have developed the Altered States Database (ASDB) - www.asdb.info - This website makes scientific data on the subjective effects of different mind altering techniques publicly available, e.g. the experiences people have after consuming different drugs, or during such techniques as meditation or sensory deprivation.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biologie, Mathematik, Philosophie, Physik
Keywords
Neurowissenschaft, Bewusstsein, Drogen, Hirnforschung, Neuroimaging
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Maximilian Heimstädt
Maximilian Heimstädt
PostDoc, Witten/Herdecke University – Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management
Most generally, I study how people work together in different types of organizations (e.g. firms, government agencies, schools). I'm particularly interested in on more "open" forms of organizing – including greater transparency or participation. In many cases, these new forms of organizing go hand in hand with the use of digital technologies.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Economics, Social Sciences
Keywords
organization, management, strategy, openness, digitalization, transparency
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Claudia Müller-Birn
Claudia Müller-Birn
Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Informatik, Human-Centered Computing
Computer science researchers are increasingly challenged by requests to integrate societal, management and policy dimensions into technologies they develop. In computer science, it is no longer just a matter of realizing what is technically possible - the societal desired matters as well. By understanding algorithmic systems as socio-technical systems rather than as a purely technical “thing” that can exist independently of its context, I educate students to understand the bigger picture in which technologies operate.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
clmb@inf.fu-berlin.de
Keywords
human-machine collaboration, algorithmic governance, data visualization
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Isabel Steinhardt
Isabel Steinhardt
PostDoc, Universität Kassel

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Politik, Sozialkunde
Keywords
Hochschulforschung, qualitative Methoden, Bildungsforschung, soziale Ungleichheit, Habitus und Milieu
Languages
German
Website
Twitter


Sarah-Mai Dang
Sarah-Mai Dang
PostDoc, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2014 habe ich meine Dissertation zu Film, Feminismus und Erfahrung an der Freien Universität Berlin abgeschlossen. Im Zentrum standen Chick Flicks, Mainstream-Filme wie LEGALLY BLONDE und MISS CONGENIALITY, die als ‚Frauen-Filme‘ gebrandmarkt werden. Die einen lieben sie, die anderen hassen sie. Mich hat interessiert, warum Chick Flicks für so heftige Reaktionen sorgen bzw. warum sie so gerne gesehen werden. Dafür habe ich die Filme auf ihre ästhetische Erfahrung hin untersucht. Seit dem Abschluss meiner Promotion beschäftige ich mich mit dem wissenschaftlichen Publikationssystem und dem Zugang zu Wissen. Dabei setze ich mich mit Open Access, Peer Review, dem symbolischen Kapital des (gedruckten) Buches, dem Potential digitalen Publizierens und nicht zuletzt dem Sinn und Zweck geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung auseinander. Außerdem interessiere ich mich für Netzpolitik, Filmästhetik, Filmerfahrung, Filmtheorie und Feminismus. Ich habe mehrere Jahre als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Seminar für Filmwissenschaft und im Sonderforschungsbereich „Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste“ (SFB 626 ) an der Freien Universität Berlin gelehrt und geforscht. Derzeit arbeite ich als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Medienwissenschaft der Philipps-Universität Marburg.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Kunst, Informatik, Geschichte, Interdisziplinär
Keywords
Film, audiovisuelle Medien, Feminismus, Filmgeschichte, digitale Technologien, Open Science
Languages
English, French, German
Website
Twitter


Ann-Charlott Schneider
Ann-Charlott Schneider
PhD candidate, Uniklinik Köln
Wie Dinge funktionieren hat mich sehr interessiert und darüber bin ich dann im "Angewandte Biologie" Studium gelandet. Da unser Immunsystem in all unseren Lebenslagen, ob gesund oder krank, involviert ist, habe ich dies schnell zu meinen Hauptfokus gemacht. Seit 2015 habe ich eine Stelle als Doktorandin , wo ich mich mit der Frage beschäftige: warum Hornhauttransplante fast immer abgestoßen werden, wenn der Patient oder die Patientin Blut- oder Lymphgefäße in der Hornhaut hat. Die gibt es in der gesunden Hornhaut nämlich nicht! Vor meinem PhD habe ich eine Zeit an immunotherapie gegen Krebs gearbeitet. ------ How things work has always been intriguing to me. That is what lead me to study "applied biology". As our immune system is involved in health and disease I quickly got very interested in it and made it the focus of my studies. Since 2015 I am now working on my PhD project, which looks at why cornea transplants are almost certainly rejected by patients who have ingrowth of blood and lymphatic vessels in their cornea. These vessels do not exists in healthy corneas. Prior to my PhD I also worked with NK based immunotherapy against cancers.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology
Keywords
Immunologie/immunology, molekulare Biologie/molecular biology, Hornhauttransplantation/cornea transplanations
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter


Hannah Verena Meyer
Hannah Verena Meyer
PostDoc, University of Cambridge

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics
Keywords
Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics, Immunology
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Robin Garcia Victoria
Robin Garcia Victoria
Professional, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Technischer Biologe als Informatiker am FLI angestellt. Interessiere mich für neue Techniken und Methoden aus der Systembiologie.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biologie, Chemie, Informatik, Ethik
Keywords
Bioinformatik, Systembiologie, Technische Biologie, Mikrobiologie
Languages
English, German
Website
Twitter
ORCID


Caroline Fischer
Caroline Fischer
PhD candidate, University of Potsdam
Ich bin Verwaltungswissenschaftlerin und interessiere mich für das Personal- und das Wissensmanagement im öffentlichen Sektor. Über beide Themen kann ich viel berichten, auch über den öffentlichen Sektor hinaus. Ich kann erklären wie (die deutsche) Verwaltung überhaupt aufgebaut ist, wie sich Verwaltung managen lässt und wie es mit Themen wie Digitalisierung oder Diversität im öffentlichen Sektor bestellt ist. Als ich mit dem Studium begann (B.A. Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, M.A. Verwaltungswissenschaft), habe ich mich ziemlich blind in ein Abenteuer gestürzt. Ich habe das Fach von Beginn an geliebt, auch wenn das Studium vollkommen anders war, als ich es erwartet hatte. Ich möchte Schülern gern erzählen, wie ein sozialwissenschaftliches Studium aussehen kann, sodass sie nicht ganz so blind dieses Abenteuer beginnen müssen. Auch informiere ich gern über eine berufliche Perspektive im deutschen öffentlichen Dienst oder einer Non-Profit-Organisation.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Economics, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Sciences
Keywords
öffentliche Verwaltung, öffentliches Management, öffentlicher Dienst, Arbeitsmotivation, Wissensmanagement
Languages
English, German
Website
ORCID


Johann Liebeton
Johann Liebeton
Bachelor student, TU Darmstadt
Ich studiere seit 2016 in Darmstadt Biomolecular Engineering (Bachelor of Science). Neben dem Grundstudium forsche ich an meinem Jugend forscht-Projekt weiter und halte Science Slams in Deutschland.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Biology, Chemistry, Interdisciplinary
Keywords
Studienbeginn, Biotechnologie
Languages
German
Website
Twitter


Severin Uebbing
Severin Uebbing
PostDoc, Yale University
I am a biologist interested in the diversity and evolution of land vertebrates. The dazzling array of mammals, birds, and their allies that we see around us today, differ by adaptations which are unique to each those organisms. I aim to figure out the molecular and developmental details of some of these adaptations in different animals. I use a combination of computational and experimental approaches to investigate these questions. During my PhD I studied how evolution of the transcriptome influenced bird sex chromosome evolution and speciation. In my postdoctoral research I study the influence of enhancer sequence mutations on the gene regulation in primate and human brain development. I studied in Heidelberg and Uppsala before doing a PhD in Evolutionary Genetics at Uppsala University. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow in James Noonan's lab at the Department of Genetics at Yale University. Feel free to contact me with questions, also about demonstrations of experiments/equipment.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology, Computer Science
Keywords
Evolution, Lineage-specific adaptations, Speciation, Gene expression, Gene regulation.
Languages
English, German, Swedish
Website
Twitter


Rebecca Berrens
Rebecca Berrens
PhD candidate, Cambridge University CRUK-CI
I started studying molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg after I had been fascinated with this subject in school and I wanted to become a scientist. During my Bachelors and Masters degree in Heidelberg I tried to gain as much hands-on expertise in labs as possible with projects in Heidelberg, Cambridge as well as in the US. I then pursued a PhD in Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and studied jumping genes or transposable elements. I was fascinated with the fact that we commonly believe that genetic information in every cell of our body is the same which is only true for protein-coding genes, which make up 2% of the genome. In fact, 50% of the genome is comprised of transposable elements which can change their genomic position. Due to such mobility, transposable elements can cause genetic diseases and cancer. Since 1 year I am a postdoctoral scientist at same University but in another laboratory studying the role of transposable elements in early mammalian development.

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. Demonstrate DNA and RNA extraction, do sequencing of RNA and DNA using Nanopore

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology
Keywords
nanopore sequencing, jumping genes, transposable elements, early mammalian development, gene expression analysis, epigenetics
Languages
English, German
Twitter
ORCID


Claudia Sybille Kielkopf
Claudia Sybille Kielkopf
PhD candidate, University of Wollongong/IHMRI
In school, I was most fascinated when biology and chemistry overlapped and so I came to study Biochemistry in Tuebingen, Germany. After my bachelor's degree, I wanted to live abroad and took a more medical master's degree in Experimental and Medical Biosciences in Linkoeping, Sweden. Combining my interest in Alzheimer's disease and protein biochemistry, I now research the structure and function of a protein that is protective in Alzheimer's disease in Wollongong, Australia. I'm fascinated by how complex the processes in our body and in every of our cells are. In most cases, everything works perfectly fine. However, small mistakes can give rise to a cascade of things going wrong and lead to diseases like Alzheimer's disease or cancer. I'm curious to try to understand these processes and see where things can go wrong. Additionally, I'm passionate about inspiring kids, and especially girls, to be curious about nature and the world we live in. Science helps us to understand how things work and to me, it's absolutely fascinating to get to the bottom of things. Therefore, I have fun showing science to others!

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. DNA extraction, Cryo electron microscope, mass spectrometer

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.


Related School Subjects
Biology, Chemistry
Keywords
Biochemistry, proteins, Alzheimer's disease, protein structure, lipids, neurobiology, cryo-EM
Languages
English, German
Twitter
ORCID


Mary McMillan
Mary McMillan
Lecturer, University of New England
I grew up in a small town in regional Australia, and although I always liked science I never really new what jobs were available as a scientist. I decided to go to University and complete a science degree, and while I was there I fell in love with DNA and learning about DNA technology. I decided to go on to further study and completed an Honours degree and a PhD. When I had finished my PhD I was fortunate enough to get a job at the same University where I studied, and so now I get to teach genetics and molecular biology to another generation of students. I also work with a research team looking at how genetics can impact on mental health, which is really rewarding to think one day our work could help lots of people who suffer from depression or other mental health conditions

In a video conferencing call...

...I am happy to talk about my research.

...I can show live experiments or equipment, e.g. How we collect samples for research (buccal cells, saliva, mouthwash), DNA extraction, molecular biology techniques such as PCR, microbiology (eg. cultures)

...I am happy to answer questions about university and career-related questions.

...I am happy to moderate a discussion.

...I am happy to speak to others (e.g. to journalists, museums).


Related School Subjects
Biology
Keywords
Biology; Genetics; Biomedical science; Cell biology; stem cells; Microbiology
Languages
English
Website
Twitter