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Doctoral student network at the DRFZ

Student network within the ScienceCampus Chronic Inflammation

Hello and welcome dear fellow doctoral students

As your representatives we offer help and support with numerous challenges in your PhD life at DRFZ. Furthermore, we aim to strengthen solidarity and communication across working groups and institutes through regular social events, and provide information regarding enrollment, scientific opportunities, and other relevant topics. Moreover, in the future we hope to organize workshops offering necessary skills, like scientific writing or presentation skills, for any doctoral researcher.

Just drop us a message when you get started at DRFZ so we can add you to our mailing list. In addition, if you require institutional or emotional support, face problems with your supervision or need a helping hand to get started at DRFZ, please feel free to reach out to us.

Kevin Heiking and Tejal Karmalkar

Kevin Heiking and Tejal Karmalkar
Contact: phd-reps@drfz.de
Jacqueline Hirscher

Starting your PhD project at the DRFZ, you gain access to a national network of PhD students, the Leibniz PhD Network. On the Leibniz level, we participate in the working groups which organize the network’s communication and annual General Assembly and were even represented in the steering group. Among their most valuable recent decisions is the Leibniz PhD Supervision Agreement, currently under review, aiming to improve the working conditions of doctoral researchers.

In addition, our co-doctoral fellow Jonathan Stefanowski, former spokesman of both our network and the Leibniz PhD network, is currently on the advisory board of the N² Network of Doctoral Researcher – an association of doctoral student representatives of the Max Planck Society, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association.

The doctoral students network at the DRFZ was established in 2016 under the umbrella of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Chronic Inflammation.

Please contact us at this email address: phd-reps@drfz.de

Your representatives Tejal Karmalkar and Kevin Heiking

We thank our predecessors for their commitment:

Former doctoral students representatives at the DRFZ

  • Rebecca Cornelis and Lukas Heiberger (from August 2017 to July 2018)
  • Marie Urbicht and Jonathan Stefanowski (from August 2016 to July 2017)

Former representatives in the steering committee of the Leibniz PhD Network

  • Jonathan Stefanowski, spokesperson (from 2018 to 2019)
  • Lukas Heiberger (from 2018 to 2019)
  • Marie Urbicht (from 2017 to 2018)
Administrative office Leibniz ScienceCampus Chronic Inflammation Mag. Dr. Elke Luger Phone +49-(0)30-28460-737 luger@drfz.de more