Cologne, 2012 

ORPHEUS Workshop

Workshop November 27th-28th 2012 . Cologne. “Career Development for PhD Students:Research Training for the Knowledge Society”

This conference discussed new developments in PhD education in Germany, in particular as regards ensuring that PhD graduates receive training in the competencies they will need in their future careers, whether it be in academia or outside.


27 Nov

5.00 – 5.05 p.m. Welcome Address, Prof. Thomas Benzing – Chair – Center for Molecular Medicine, Cologne

5.05 – 5.15 p.m. The Life Science Campus of the University of Cologne, Prof. Mats Paulsson – Dean of Research – Medical Faculty

5.15 – 5.50 p.m. Do we need ORPHEUS? Prof. Zdravko Lackovic – ORPHEUS-President

5.50 – 6.20 p.m. Introducing ORPHEUS Ground Rules at a Medical Faculty- Procedures and Practical Issues at the Charité. Prof. Jörg-Wilhelm Oestmann – Chair of the Graduate Programs -Charité Berlin

6.20 – 6.50 p.m.Expertise and the Future. Prof. Uwe Heinlein – Miltenyi Biotec GmbH

28 Nov.

9.00 a.m. Workshop – Introduction. Prof. Zdravko Lackovic – ORPHEUS President

9.10 – 9.40 a.m. The modern PhD. Prof. Michael Mulvany – ORPHEUS-Vice President

9.40 – 10.10 a.m. A Glimpse on the Situation of PhD holders after their graduation (in Germany), Marc Kaulisch – Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung (iFQ)

10.10 – 10.40 a.m. Opportunities for Doctoral Students and Postdocs. Dr. Birgit Klüsener – German Academic Exchange Service

11.00 – 11.30 a.m. What Role for Doctoral Training in the European Research Area ? Dr. Stefaan Hermans – DG Research & Innovation, European Commission (EC)

11.30 – 12.00 p.m. Creating a Cohort of Industry-aware PhD Students. Dr. Mike Hardman – European Medicines Research Training Network


12.00 – 12.30 p.m. Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Exp. Therapeutics of the University of Cologne and Bayer Schering Pharma. Prof. Stefan Herzig – Chair of the Graduate Program

1.30 – 1.45 p.m. The PhD-Study – a Cornerstone for my Career. Dr. Stinne Kvist – University of Aarhus

1.45 – 2.00 p.m. “Collagen XXII – a novel Marker of Tissue Junctions” Meets Industry: Sciences Applied and Lessons Learned in a Nonscientific Industrial Environment. Dr. Jörg Schulze – Abbott AG, Baar, Switzerland

2.30 – 3.45 p.m. Round Table Discussion on (A) The Job Market for PhD Graduates. (B) The Design of Career Development Programs (incl. teaching transferable skills), (C) Ensuring Scientific Excellence for PhD Programs

3.45 – 4.15 p.m. Collecting the Input of the Different Round Table Discussion

4.15 – 5.30 p.m. Short Presentation of the Out-come and Overall Discussion and Concluding Remarks

ParticipantsAhmad Ilyas Cologne Center for Genomics; PhD Student; Cologne. 2. Angilletta Salvatore MPI for Biology of Ageing; Coordinator – EU Office; Cologne. 3. Dr. Bajohrs Mark Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,; Graduate School Mainz, Scientific Coordinator; Mainz. 4. Dr. Barsoum Marian University Hospitals Cologne; Dept. I for Internal Medicine; Cologne. 5. Baumgartner Sven University Hospital of Cologne; Cardiology / Neurophysiology; Cologne. 6. Dr. Biesinger Brigitte Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Virologisches Institut; Scientific Coordinator of GRK1071, Research; Erlangen. 7. Dr. Birker Doris University of Cologne; CECAD – Coordinator Junior Scientists; Cologne. 8. Castillo Mercedes University of Bonn, Bioinformatics; PhD-Student; Bonn. 9. Dau Katja University Luebeck; Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences; Luebeck. 10. Dick Marina Zentrum Biochemie Biochemie II; PhD Student; Cologne. 11. Eschricht Sabine Uniklinikum Heidelberg, Innere Medizin III,; PhD student; Heidelberg. 12. Feng Lili FEO Eye Research Center; University Tuebingen-PhD-Student; Tuebingen. 13. Fischer Anna Heinrich-Heine Universität, Biologie; PhD student; Düsseldorf. 14. Dr. Grunewald Dorit Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin; IMPRS-Age; Cologne. 15. Dr. Hangen Frauke BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e.V.,; Management, Managing Director; Düsseldorf. 16. Horpaopan Sukanya Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn; PhD student; Bonn. 17. Dr. Ibrahim Nijmona University of Bonn, Physical Chemistry; Mathematicxs and Natural Sciences Reseacher; Bonn. 18. Janko Christa Medical University of Vienna; EMTRAIN, Dept. Of Clinical Pharmacology, Project Manager; Vienna. 19. Kersting Axel Biozentrum – Zoology, Neurobiology – AG; Predel, PhD student; Cologne. 20. Dr. Koch Jürgen MPI Magdeburg; IMPRS, ; Magdeburg. 21. Lepperhof Vera University of Cologne; Neuriphysiology, PhD Student; Cologne. 22. Dr. Mao Qian Bayer Health Care; Cardiovascular Reseach, Postdoc; Duesseldorf. 23. Prof.Dr. Mehboob Riffat University of Lahore; Center for Research in Molecular Medicine; Lahore. 24. Dr. Michel Brigitte Charité Univeritätsmedizin Berlin; Berlin School of Public Health; Berlin. 25. Moritz Eva-Maria Zentrum Biochemie; Biochemie II, hD Student; Cologne. 26. Moritz Soeren Universität zu Köln; Dekanat MedFak, Coordinator Research Track; Cologne. 27. Dr. Morty Rory Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und Lungenforschung; W.G. Kerckhoff-Institut, Coordinator; Bad Nauheim,. 28. Nunes Maria University of Cologne; Institute for Genetic PhD student; Cologne. 29. Pavkovic Mira Bayer HealthCare & University Düsseldorf,; Dept. of Toxicology, PhD student; Düsseldorf. 30. Peinkofer Gabriel University Hospital Cologne; Institute for Neurophysiology, PhD student; Cologne. 31. Dr. Persson Olof MPI fuer Pflanzenzuechtungsforschung; IMPRS Scientific Coordinator; Cologne. 32. Dr. Petermann Philipp University Hospital Cologne; Zentrum fuer Biochemie, Postdoc; Cologne. 33. Dr. Petri Ralf MPI for Biology of Ageing; Scientific Coordinator; Cologne. 34. Rahn Elena University Hospital Cologne; Zentrum fuer Biochemie, PhD Student; Cologne. 35. Reinkober Julia Uniklinikum Heidelberg, Innere Medizin III; PhD student; Heidelberg. 36. Rippl Sabrina University Hospital Cologne; Dept. for Vegetative Physiology, PhD student; Cologne. 37. Dr. Rozowski Marion University of Cologne; Coordinator of Graduate Program, Pharmacology; Cologne. 38. Russell Ronan Ulm University Hospital; Dept. of Internal Medicine, PhD student; Ulm. 39. Prof.Dr.Schubert Rudolf University Heidelberg; Cardiovascular Physiology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Head of Department; Mannheim. 40. Sherkheli Fakhera University of Cologne; Kinderonkologie, PhD student; Cologne. 41. Springer Helen Universität zu Köln, Institut für Genetik, ; PhD student; Cologne. 42. Stahl Christina Bayer Pharma AG, Immunotoxicology, ; PhD student; Wuppertal. 43. Dr. Staubach Simon University Hospital Cologne; Centrum for Biochemistry II; Cologne. 44. Dr. Stein Alexandra LMU Muenchen; Graduate Center LMU, Referentin; Muenchen. 45. Tenhaef Niklas Bts Biotechnologische; Studenteninitiative e.V. Bundesvorstand; Aachen. 46. Dr. Teuber Jörg University of Cologne; Pers. Referent des Prorektors; Cologne. 47. Dr. Vijayakumar Vinod University of Cologne; Molecular PlantPhysiology Postdoc; Cologne. 48. Villamor Joji Grace Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding; Research PhD Student; Cologne. 49. Dr. Weber Andrea Medical Faculty University of Bonn; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Coordination; Bonn. 50. Dr. Weidtmann Annette University of Tuebingen; Dekanat, Head Academic affairs; Tuebingen. 51. Weller Suska University of Tübingen, Institut für Evolution; und Ökologie, Project Coordinator “Evolution in Tübingen”; Tübingen. 52. Wiegand Niklas University of Cologne, ; Coordinator SFB829; Cologne. 53. Dr. Windmüller Ursula University Münster; Graduate School of Life Sciences, Department of Biology, Coordinator; Münster. 54. Dr. Witt Isabell Graduate School for Biological Sciences,; University of Cologne, Coordinator; Cologne. 55. Wohl Alexander University Hospital Cologne; Zentrum fuer Biochemie, PhD student; Cologne. 56. Dr. Wulf Anne Universitätsklinikum Hamburg -Eppendorf-; UKE, Deanery for Research, Team leader; Hamburg.

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