PostDoc Retreats

PostDoc Retreat 2017

When? 16th-17th October 2017
Where? Herz-Jesu Monastery, Neustadt
Who? Postdocs from DKFZ, NCT and DKTK
What? Scientific Exchange, Get-together, Networking, Invited Speakers


Abstract submission deadline is September 29th, 2017


The DKFZ PostDoc Network (PDN) organizes annual retreats for Postdocs. This is an opportunity for PostDocs from the DKFZ, NCT and DKTK to exchange ideas, network and get together. The PostDoc Retreats offer scientific sessions, including talks and poster sessions, as well as workshops with outside speakers. 


Highlights of PostDoc Retreat 2017 include:
- career development path
- insight into scientific publishing from an editor perspective
- workshop on biotech entrepreneurship
- opportunitiy to present your work
- chance to network and socialise with your fellow PostDocs


Confirmed speakers:

Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid


Dr. Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid studied biotechnology (M.Sc.) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and the University of Parma (Italy). She earned her Ph.D. on the study of AML1-ETO, a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Nina showed the evolution of transcriptional landscapes and the establishment of cancer stem cell hierarchies based on a novel mouse model at the Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany; 2006-2010) under the supervision of Dr. Ernesto Bockamp. During her Ph.D. Nina also visited, as a guest scientist, the laboratory of Prof. David Scadden at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston (USA). From 2011 until 2017 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Stem Cells and Cancer under the mentorship of Prof. Andreas Trumpp at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg (Germany). There, Nina focused her research on the identification of regulatory networks that regulates the adult hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and multipotent compartment and the investigation of mechanisms involved in maintaining HSC dormancy. Since May 2017 Nina has been an independent Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in the department of Rudolf Grosschedl.

Eva-Maria Gottmann

Eva-Maria Gottmann is a marketing and communication specialist, connecting communication and design skills with entrepreneurship.

Eva studied Media and Communication Sciences at the universities of Erfurt, Augsburg, and Barcelona. During her stay in Catalonia’s capital she decided to turn her theoretical knowledge into practice. Thus she began working as a freelance journalist while finishing her master’s thesis.

In 2013 she joined the BioRN Cluster Management as online editor. Since then she has been involved in the Biotech Entrepreneurship activities at Heidelberg University and further business creation programs such as the "Health Axis Europe Accelerator" for start-ups. Furthermore, Eva created and implemented a communication and marketing strategy for the BioMed X Innovation Center.

Since July 2016 she is Business Creation Manager at German EIT Health providing accelerator and education services to EIT Health members and start-ups in the field of biotech, medtech and digital health.


PDN 2016

PostDoc Retreat 2016

© PDN 2016

In October 2016 the DKFZ Postdoc Network organized the annual retreat for Postdocs at the beautiful monastery in Neustadt. For more information on the programme, speakers and social events click here.


PostDoc Retreat 2015

© PDN 2015

In November 2015 the DKFZ Postdoc Network organized the annual retreat for Postdocs at the Naturfreundehaus in Bruchsal. For more information on the programme, speakers and social events click here.


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