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HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2022

After a pandemic hiatus the HBIGS community finally could get back together on our annual retreat. More than 20 PhD students applied successfully and were looking forward to a weekend full of scientific discussion and networking opportunities in the beautiful area of the northern black forest in Wildberg.
Our arrival on Friday afternoon was met with "Badischer Freundlichkeit" at our retreat location Haus Saron. After a dinner together we all looked forward to first career-focused session by our career service advisor Sandra Martini. She gave us an overview on the HBIGS program and future career paths. Sandra was met with lots of questions since many students took the opportunity to seek advice for application process in and outside of academia.
Saturday and Sundays were filled by 8 min flash talks and an highly active follow up discussion on the PhD project of each participants. All departments were represented and we got to know project in immunology, plant science, infectious diseases, neurology and cell biology among others. The challenge to clearly communicate ones intricate research was well met by our group and the presentation price was taken home by Anja Klemmer for an outstanding performance. Her PhD on malaria research grabbed everyone's attention besides being one of the last speakers that day.
Complementing this theme of effective communication in flash talks, Dr Hörning from the University Stuttgart gave us a presentation on the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary research with stories out of his struggles as physicist in biology in Germany and Japan. We will remember to not be scared of statistics anymore! Furthermore, Dr Heymann from the same department enlightened us with some philosophical concepts what it means to be a scientist in the past, present and future. Many PhD students search for "fundamental truths" to understand life and living organisms and were happy to see these thoughts reflected by Dr Heymanns talk.
Besides the scientific program we had many opportunities to come together and build connections: a pubquiz evening on Friday was followed by an adventurous hike to a wine tasting at the "Weinhaus Blaurock" on Saturday. Many breaks in between the program offered interesting conversations over a cup of coffee about daily PhD life and beyond.
Overall, our HBIGS retreat demonstrated that science and our community thrives from personal contact and exchange of ideas. We're looking forward to hosting another retreat next year!

Report by Bianca Balzasch


Ahmed Ibrahim Akhtar (COS)
Ana Yagüe Relimpio (MPI)
Anja Klemmer (Dept. Inf. Dis.)
Ayat Ahmed (Inst. Hum. Genetics)
Celine Saad (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Conradin Baumgartl (Bioquant)
Gizem Eylem Baslar (University Hospital Mannheim)
Jacqueline Wilhelm (ZMBH)
Jaime Fernandez Sobaberas (IPMB)
Jessica Löffler (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Lucas Arendholz (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Lucia Svoboda (ZMBH)
Marcel Piepers (COS)
Paola Granatino (MPI)
Parul Gupta (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Rashi Agarwal (COS)
Sandra Pardo Valencia (University Hospital Mannheim)
Sankeert Satheesan (COS)
Stephanie Küppers (IZN)
Tanmaya Behera (BZH)
Valerie Griesche (DKFZ)
Verena Kaul (COS)
Bianca Balzasch (University Hospital Mannheim)
Amel Zulji (University Hospital Mannheim)
Violeta Pancakova (Dept. Inf. Dis.)


8th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2016

The annual HBIGS Retreat 2016 was held in Überlingen at the shore of Lake Constance. Getting there and back takes quite a bit of time, but that would not prevent ~50 HBIGS PhD students to apply for it. The 24 selected ones started their train journey on early Friday, 8th of July. Time passed by as we were also entertained by our youngest participant, 15 months old little Ms. Heigwer. In the Martin Buber- Jugendherberge Überlingen-Nußdorf, we were – very enthusiastically – welcomed by the always helpful staff. We were kindly surprised by the beautiful view over Lake Constance, looking right at the city of Konstanz at the other side of the lake. After a brief welcoming session, we welcomed an external speaker form Vetter Pharmaceutics, telling us about his tasks and opportunities in his new job. Ralf Dettenrieder did his PhD in chemistry and is now a team manager for Vetter.
After dinner with the external speaker, we took off to the shore in a nearby bathing beach to cool down after a long day of travel and discussions. Luckily, we were encountering excellent weather, as the weeks before have been cold and rainy.
At Saturday, the actual participant sessions started. Different from the years before, the abstract booklet included for every participant a feedback form. The idea was to not only discuss scientifically, but to also give some idea on how a given person can improve their presentation skills. Doing so, every participant would get 23 feedback forms.
Even though 20 presentations were scheduled, the time went by pretty fast. Talks were supposed to be held in 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes discussion. 2 additional minutes of changing the speaker and announcing the upcoming talk by out volunteer chairwomen and -men were also taken into account. The topics were completely mixed and very diverse, so everyone had either some specific questions or simply learned something new about another field of research – a useful gain of insight into the research going on in HBIGS.
After a few minutes of mind-refreshing spare time, we left for the Seegarten – an idyllic restaurant in Überlingen city, where we enjoyed a great dinner. If you ever make it to Lake Constance, the Fish “Fellchen” seems to be a specialty.
After the walk back along the lake shore, we enjoyed some time playing games or being at the beach. After a shorter or longer night, we finished the scientific session with the last four presentations. Following a coffee break, in which the final evaluations were calculated, the retreat was – scientifically - closed with awarding the prize for the best presentation. Congratulations again to Hsu-Min Sung for a close-to-flawless presentation!
On our way home, we made a stop-over in Konstanz for a guided city tour. We learned a lot of interesting things, even though we could scientifically not be convinced that there once was a woman – Wendelgard von Halten - that little blessed with prettiness, no one would take her out for dinner and a horse ride once in a while being offered to inherit all her wealth. In the end, the city council of Konstanz agreed on her conditions, sharing the “burden” of spending time with her. Lucky enough, she reached more than 90 years. In the end, the city of Konstanz inherited all she promised, including for example the Wineyards Haltnau, which are located across the lake in Meersburg. Finally, we traveled home and had a final goodbye beer back in Heidelberg.
We want to thank Ralf Dettenrieder from Vetter Pharmaceutics for his presentation, the volunteers for chairing the sessions (i.e.: Valentino, Peng, Florian, Tina, Eleonore, Nikolay, Anne-Kathrin and Annica), and our photographer in charge, Zhenni Li! We are very grateful to the HBIGS office, for – especially, but not exclusively – financial support. HBIGS generously allowed us to cover almost all social events on top of travel expenses, meals, accomodation etc. We are happy to be part of this and are looking forward to the next retreat.

Report by Ceren Duman, Robin Burk, Ali Ghanem


Burk, Robin (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Duman, Ceren (DKFZ)
Ghanem, Ali (IPMB)
Dobrev, Nikolay (BZH)
Herrmann, Anne-Kathrin (BioQuant)
Fakhiri, Julia (BioQuant)
Flemming, Annica (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Li, Zhenni (COS)
Holzwart, Eleonore (COS)
Nickl, Manuela (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Heigwer, Jana (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Wiegand, Tina (Dept Biophysics)
Gülcüler, Gülce (DKFZ)
Liu, Peng (ZMBH)
Heidasch, Ronny (ZMBH)
Shrivastava, Aseem (ZMBH)
Seefeld, Martin (BZH)
Sung, Hsu-Min (ZMBH)
Heigwer, Florian (DKFZ)
Konjik, Valentino (HS Mannheim)
Kumar, Rajesh (ZMBH)
Tok, Atalay (COS)
Lipp, Sara Suna (ZMBH)
Weinmann, Jonas (BioQuant)

7th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2015

The HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place this year in the beautiful Strasbourg on 19 - 21 June. The 24 highly motivated HBIGS PhD-Students were selected to participate in the inspiring and memorable weekend. As usually the event is generously and fully funded by HBIGS and organized by the PhD student speakers. The goals of the retreat are to share research and debate our projects, expand our scientific horizons by hearing and catching a bit of taste from other topics, as well as share the wonderful experience of exploring a new city together. We all left Heidelberg on Friday afternoon, for an hour and a half bus ride that took us to the hotel, located within minutes of walking from the historical center (Grand Ile) and main attractions of Strasbourg. As in previous year, an emerging tradition maybe, the highway welcomed us with rain and heavy traffic, but we managed to get to the hotel well in time for dinner, a lovely three-course menu which lived up to the expectations on French cuisine. The first session started directly after, and it was opened by an excellent talk of one of the students. As usual all participants had throughout the retreat 15 minutes to present their projects, ideas or results, including allocated time for questions. Presentations were grouped on average in sets of 4 and each session was facilitated by one of the participants who volunteered for such a task. Thus we maintained an organized and efficient scientific session time and made the best of our discussions. After the evening sessions and a short refreshing break, we went to explore the city center and finished the day with some drinks in a cozy bar. On the second day the remaining PhD students presented their exciting projects and discussed them further with the other participants. It was a full day including 20 presentations, very intense, with diverse topics and a lot of questions. The passionate discussions raised by the presentations, challenged our facilitators to keep all in time, however our session chairs did a wonderful job moderating and keeping the scientific program on schedule, so we thank them all: Jubin Shah, Linda Liedgens, Fikret Gürkan Agircan, Aida Freire, Marta Bogacz, Yingxue Yang. The highlight of this eventful day was the talk of our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Eric Westhof, who is no less than the head of “The Unit Architecture et Reactivite de l’ARN“ and furthermore the director of the “Institut de Biologies Moleculaire et Cellulaire“. His presentation managed to introduce us all to a difficult but exciting topic of base pairing in ARN and exceed our expectations with this outstanding talk. We were also very excited about his commitment and his generosity with his time, since he joined us for lunch for more discussions and as well stayed for the presentations of the PhD students in the afternoon and debated together with us our research. The grand finale of this Saturday was composed of a boat tour on the canals through Strasbourg, all the way from the Cathedral to the EU Parliament, including many other sights described nicely on the audio tour guide. For dinner we had another taste of Strasbourg in an authentic French restaurant with a water view, and we continued to explore the city for the rest of the evening, including some stops in the traditional boat bars. Last but not least, Sunday, our pleasant excursion was completed by an exploratory Sight-seeing-tour through the turbulent present and past history of Strasbourg. We learned about the turbulent history of the city in the past century, that old Strasbourg houses were completely movable, that “La Marseillaise” was actually composed there and many other fun or interesting facts that give Strasbourg it´s unique identity. We believe all participants enjoyed this short but unforgettable trip to Strasbourg us much as we did and we want to thank everyone for participation and contributions. Special thanks to our key note speaker Prof. Dr. Eric Westhof and to the HBIGS administration for the help and support, especially Dr. Rolf Lutz, Ms. Manuela Arlt and Ms. Martina Galvan

Report by Ioana Goganau, Kathrin Tegeler, Sebastian Unger


Agircan, Fikret Gürkan (ZMBH)
Akram, Mohd (MPI med Res)
Beyer, Konrad (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Bogacz, Marta (BZH)
Demirdizen, Engin (ZMBH)
Duman, Ceren (DKFZ)
Freire, Aida (BZH)
Goganau, Ioana (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Huang, Xiaochen (COS)
Khokhrina, Maria (ZMBH)
Liedgens, Linda (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Luis, Catarina (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Obr, Martin (BZH)
Paredes, Isidora (BZH)
Pötz, Fabian (ZMBH)
Seyhan Agircan, Ayca (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Shah, Jubin (COS)
Sharma, Abhishek (ZMBH)
Tegeler, Kathrin (DKFZ)
Thomann, Stefan (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Unger, Sebastian (BZH)
Vochyanova, Klara (Dept Inf. Dis.)
Wang, Shanshan (COS)
Yang, Yingxue (IZN)

6th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2014

As every year, the beginning of summer is the time to take a break and go for a weekend with the HBIGS PhD student retreat!
This is not only an opportunity for PhD students to have some wonderful time together, but also to reflect on our work and our research. It is easy to get caught in a small field of interest and forget the big picture. Thus the key goals of the HBIGS student retreat are to bring together students from different topics in molecular and cellular biology, to share their ideas and results, to talk about science and not only; to learn a bit more about other fields of study, to network, interact and have fun, establish new collaborations and new friendships.
This year the chosen location was Frankfurt, an impressive city with a lot to offer. Some of the main ideas associated with Frankfurt are success, competitivity and existence of many possibilities. But the best part of this retreat was the one we brought with us from Heidelberg, the participants.
At the end of a hard working week :), we boarded the bus in front of the HBIGS center on a Friday afternoon. After a heavy rain on the highway to Frankfurt we arrived safely at the Youth Hostel located right in the center of Frankfurt, between the Innenstadt (with the old city center) and Sachsenhausen, a newer and lively neighborhood.   
Right after checking into the rooms, we had dinner at the hostel and we started the introductory session and some scientific presentations. The first session contained 4 talks from PhD students, each about 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussions. The session had a facilitator to introduce the speakers and moderate if needed. Though a semi-formal meeting, we wanted to have a friendly, but professional environment and it certainly contributed to the overall quality of the talks and time keeping. For the rest of the evening we went out in Sachsenhausen for some Apfelwein, a typical drink for Frankfurt.
On Saturday we continued the scientific presentations with 2 more sessions of 4 presentations each. For each session the topics of the presentations were chosen such as to alternate topics and offer subjects for discussions from several directions. We had coffee breaks after each block, to freshen up, as well as to give everybody the opportunity to get into more details with certain presenters.
Before lunch we had a presentation from Dr. Daniel Parisotto, an HBIGS Alumni working in Frankfurt. Though he graduated fairly recently, he had already a fascinating experience beyond academia. He talked about PhD and beyond, consulting and science communication, his experience out of research and back, providing us with a lot of insights. It was a great opportunity to openly talk and reflect on success and career opportunities.
We had a small packed lunch that we decided to take outside by the Main River in order to enjoy a bit the sun and the wonderful skyline and city vibe. Some of us took advantage of the nice weather and went for a short walk to Römerberg, the core of the old city center, where we had a few pictures and a bit of fun.
The after lunch session started with a quick brainstorming session for 20 minutes. We split in groups by topic of research or main methods used and we reflected on the most useful courses we have attended and what other courses could be relevant. This was useful on a personal level to share experience and promote collaboration as well as gathering input. A short summary from the discussions was compiled.
We continued with 3 more sessions with presentation. In total throughout the retreat we had 22 presentations from PhD students, divided in 6 sessions. There were 24 scheduled, however we had 2 last minute cancellations. All participants were instructed to consider that we all have different fields and the talks were nicely adapted, informative as well as entertaining. As mentioned, each session was facilitated and the timing was optimal. Besides the student speakers, we would like to thank Isabel Schopp, Franziska Hentzschel and Antonino Montalbano for facilitating.
Before closing the day we had one last session to brainstorm about PhD standards and requirements, as well as about student activities and expectations from the student speakers. As with the previous session the input was compiled. We finished with a photo shooting session on the Main river with the beautiful Frankfurt skyline and our HBIGS branded T-shirts.
Before dinner we had a bit of free time in which some participants had the chance to go to the Main tower and see the city from above, visit a bit the city or just rest. For dinner we went to a traditional restaurant in the Innenstadt, to enjoy a bit more of the local flavors. The dinner was kindly offered by HBIGS, as well as the drinks on Friday evening, the accommodation, the other meals, transport and the Museum visit that followed on Sunday.
Last day started with checking out from the hostel, around 10 am, to enjoy the last few hours in Frankfurt. We left the luggage at the hostel and then carefully ducking the unfortunate on and off rain, we slowly crossed the city towards the Dialogue Museum. The visit went in groups of 6 or 8 and it was a great team-building, as well as a very special personal experience. The tour took us into a weird and unique world, a blind person’s life, a perspective that can hardly be described properly in words, but was certainly memorable.
Around 4 pm we took our rented bus back to Heidelberg, ending the 48 hours together. Overall it was an incredibly enjoyable retreat, we had great fun and great evaluations from participants and the weekend couldn´t have ended better; because great things come all together, Sunday finished with the World Cup Final!
We would like to thank our guest Dr. Daniel Parisotto, and all the participants!

Report by Ioana Goganau


Cemel, Ibrahim (BZH)
Das, Hrishikesh (ZMBH)
Dong, Yihan (COS
Ghanem, Ali (IPMB)
Goganau, Ioana (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Grosse, Stefanie (Bioquant)
Gryaznova, Yulia(DKFZ)
Hasel, Eva (COS)
Hentzschel, Franziska (Bioquant)
Kellner, Julian (MPImF)
Kühnle, Nathalie (ZMBH)
Lederle, Mario (Bioquant)
McCall, Julianne (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Micoogullari, Yagmur (DKFZ)
Montalbano, Antonino (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Nwosu, Zeribe (University Hospital Mannheim)
Peykov, Slavil (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Schopp, Isabel (BZH)
Tegeler, Kathrin (DKFZ)
Unger, Sebastian (BZH)
Zambarda, Chiara (Inst. Biophysics)
Zierow, Johanna (University Hospital Mannheim)

5th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2013

The 5th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place in Munich from 14 - 16 June and was organized by the PhD student speakers Julianne McCall, Patric Pelzer, and Julian Kellner.

During a warm and nice weekend in mid of June 26 of us boarded the train to Munich. The direct connection brought us quickly to the main train station and from there it was another quick tram ride to the hostel.

Right after moving into the rooms, we started the scientific session with our keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Andreas Ladurner. He is a full professor the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. He talked about his scientific achievements and his most important results throughout his career. Interwoven within his scientific lecture he gave some personal remarks on his choices and decision. The talk ended on tips to become a successful scientist and make your career. Following a short round of questions, Prof. Ladurner joined us for dinner at the hostel. It was not the most exquisite cousin, but we enjoyed him sticking around.

We finished the scientific part with 8 excellent talks. Afterwards people grabbed a drink at the hostel’s own store, sat down to chat until the staff enforced the night curfew. Quite too early, if you ask us.

The next day we heard 18 more short talks with a lively discussion after each one.

In the afternoon, we had tour with the topic that first comes to mind, when thinking of Munich: beer. Our guide showed us a few of the favorite places and a quick tour through one of Munich’s breweries. The tour ended at Munich’s one most well-known places: the Hofbr�uhaus. We had some more beers and dinner accompanied by a live band with traditional music and dances.

From here on, we made way to Munich’s clubbing area. We were quite early and entered the club as one of the firsts. Lucky them! The party started! We had a great time, dancing, drinking, and chatting.

Sunday morning we left the hostel, headed for the main train station, and stuffed our luggage into lockers. Then we had a typical “Wei�wurst” breakfast, directly at Marienplatz. Another city tour focused on the historic background of Munich gave us insight into a different aspect of Munich than the brewery tour.

Unfortunately the weekend ended at some point and we headed back to Heidelberg.

Report by Julianne McCall


Bane, Kartik (Dept. Infectious Diseases)
Curcin, Sanja (COS)
Dutta, Devanjali (ZMBH)
Fernandes, Priyanka (Dept. Infectious Diseases)
Gaillochet, Christophe (COS)
Ghalsasi, Vihang (ZMBH)
Goganau, Ioana (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Hefter, Dimitri (Inst. for Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Huber, Florian (ZMBH)
Iachia, Blanca (ZMBH)
Kellner, Julian (MPI mF)
Kumar, Rahul (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Lang, Michael (ZMBH)
Luis, Catarina (Central Inst. of Mental Health)
Matern, Andreas (University of Applied Science Mannheim)
McCall, Julianne (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Mulindwa, Julius (ZMBH)
Pelzer, Patric (Inst. for Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Peykov, Slavil (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Pille, Christoph (BZH)
Shi, Yan (COS)
Simeonova, Ina (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Suresh, Harsha Garadi (ZMBH)
Urra, Francisco (Inst. for Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Yeh, Chen-Min (MPI mF)
Zatorska, Ewa (COS)


4th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2012

The 4th HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place in Trier from 18 - 20 May 2012 and was organized by the PhD student speakers Julianne McCall, Patric Pelzer, and Julian Kellner.
The 2012 HBIGS Student Retreat delivered the perfect balance of science and recreation and served as confirmation that this PhD program truly does attract students that are as intellectually engaging as they are fun and creative!
Famous for its world-class wine and ancient Roman ruins, Trier served as the host city and provided its welcome Mediterranean climate, allowing the group several excursions around the town throughout the weekend. The retreat venue was a cozy hotel along the quiet Mosel River, where the family owners catered delicious Hungarian cuisine and prepared the largest room for both meals and presentations, granting us a unique space just for the retreat program.
To kick-off the retreat with a new tradition, an exceptional keynote presentation was given by Prof. Dr. Andrea M�ller, of the Faculty of Biology and Science Education of Trier University. She addressed the path of a scientific career choice, hinting on the essential intersection of both talent and motivation, and provided a fascinating look into research on how students conceptualize and embrace pivotal aspects of the scientific method throughout their academic career. Four absorbing HBIGS student talks followed, and afterward, discussions continued over beer and wine until the late hours of the evening.
The next day was welcomed with steaming coffee and the second session of student talks. Thesis topics ranged from protein kinetics and structure biology to genetics, drug delivery and biosensors, neurobiology, embryogenesis, cancer diagnostics, cell biology, and virology. Even with such a wide spread of expertise, targeted questions led to further discussions during the coffee breaks and fostered some potential collaborations. By the end of the third session in the afternoon, votes were collected and tallied to award the three best presenters of the weekend each with 25-euro cash prizes, also a new addition to the annual retreat program. Congratulations go to Sahil Sharma, Thekla Hemstedt, and Christian Harak!
The energy continued at a favorite local wine tasting room, "Das Weinhaus", where a wine connoisseur led the group in tasting five local Mosel wines, entertainingly explaining both subtle and dramatic characteristics of the range of choices. A hearty and, particularly after five glasses of wine, delicious meal completed the experience. For many of the group, the night was all about the Champions League Final football match, which, despite the unfortunate final result, provided the opportunity to find a great pub in the center of town where everyone could comfortably enjoy both the game and conversation, with some shisha on the side. The evening progressed with a lively party at a dance club located at the foot of Germany's oldest cathedral.
Ample sunshine made for an enjoyable city tour the next day, led by an enthusiastic guide around most of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites sprinkled around the historic capital of the Western Roman Empire. All in all, according to the rhapsodic feedback from the entire group, the 25 HBIGS student participants made this retreat a great success.

Report by Julianne McCall, Julian Kellner, and Patric Pelzer


Auer, Thomas (COS)
Bunina, Daria (ZMBH)
Bartels, Frederik (Dept. of Neurooncology)
Carvalho, Ricardo (DKFZ)
Djurova, Petia (IPMB)
Doumpas, Nikolaos (DKFZ)
Gaffarogullari, Ece (IPMB)
Gandla, Jagadeesh (ZMBH)
Harak, Christian (Dept. Infectious Diseases)
Haslinger, Kristina (MPI)
Hemstedt, Thekla (COS)
Jebessa, Zegeye (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Kellner, Julian (MPI)
Kirchmaier, Stephan (COS)
Kumar, Sumit (COS)
La Venuta, Giuseppe (BZH)
Leitner, Frauke (MPI)
Lochead, Julia (IPMB)
McCall, Julianne (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Pelzer, Patric (Inst. for Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Schellhaas, Rene (MPI)
Sharma, Kirti (DKFZ)
Sharma, Sahil (ZMBH)
Urra Quiroz, Francisco Jose (Inst. for Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Wang, Wenbo (ZMBH)

3rd HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2011

The 3rd HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place in Strasbourg from 06 - 08 May 2011 and was organized by the PhD student speakers Stefan Mockenhaupt and Julia Stefanski.


Daniela Bausewein (COS)
Anja Bausewein (COS)
Juliane Benz (MPI)
Marti Bernardo (Bioquant)
Rajesh Bhardwaj (ZMBH)
Zeljko Durdevic (DKFZ)
Michael Eichenlaub (COS)
Gerrit Erdmann (DKFZ)
Paula Gonzalez (Bioquant)
Julian Kellner (MPI)
Anja Kietzmann (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Frauke Leitner (MPI)
Stefan Mockenhaupt (Bioquant)
Marlies Muernseer (University Hospital Mannheim)
Silvana Rosic (ZMBH)
Jessica Schilde (Dept. Hum. Genetics)
Elena Senis Herrero (Bioquant)
Aditi Singh (ZMBH)
Anna Speiser (COS)
David Stanmore (University Hospital Heidelberg)
Julia Stefanski (BZH)
Lin Tien-Chen (ZMBH)
Francisco Urra (IZN)
Ling Zhang (MPI)

2nd HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2010

The 2nd HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place at Burg Altleiningen from 30 Apr - 02 May 2010 and was organized by the PhD student speakers Silke Wagenhaeuser and Hannes Otto.


Paula Gonzalez Avalos (Bioquant)
Anastasia Eskova (Bioquant)
Marti Bernardo Faura (Bioquant)
Chi-ting Ho (ZMBH)
Philipp Kulozik (DKFZ)
Ilde Mancini Lombardi (DKFZ)
Veena Mathew (ZMBH)
Marlies Muernseer (University Hospital Mannheim)
Hannes Otto (Inst. f. Physiol. &Pathophysiol.)
Saravanan Palani (DKFZ)
Silvana Rosic (ZMBH)
Paola Ruiz-Duarte (HIP)
Christoph Schneider (BZH)
Yu-wei Shieh (ZMBH)
Lavanya Sivashanmugam (ZMBH)
Ozgur Tataroglu (BZH)
Yueh-tso Tsai (Bioquant)
Silke Wagenhaeuser (Physik.-Chem. Inst.)
Lisa Weber (HIP)

1st HBIGS PhD Students Retreat 2009

The 1st HBIGS PhD Students Retreat took place at Schloss Flehingen from 12 - 14 Feb 2009 and was organized by the PhD student speakers Arne Bartol and Andrea Jansens.


Libin Abraham (Hygiene Institute)
Arne Bartol (DKFZ)
Stefan Czemmel (HIP)
Leontina di Cecco (ZMBH)
Dorothea Droll (ZMBH)
Stefano Gerola (Institute of Clinical Chemistry)
Andrea Jansens (HIP)
Eike Kienle (Bioquant)
Philipp Kulozik (DKFZ)
Lucia Luconi (ZMBH)
Theresa Manful (ZMBH)
Balca Mardin (ZMBH)
Aleksandra Pietrosiuk (ZMBH)
Annette Schmidt (HIZ)
Julia Sattler (Hygiene Institute)
Erik Sommer (ZMBH)
Ozgur Tataroglu (BZH)

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