Marthe-Vogt-Preisverleihung

Marthe-Vogt-Preisverleihung

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3. November 2020, 18:00-19:00 Uhr

Mit dem diesjährigen Marthe-Vogt-Preis zeichnet der Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB) die exzellente Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin Dr. Annita Louloupi aus.

Bei unserer digitalen Marthe-Vogt-Preisverleihung würdigen wir die Biochemikerin und diesjährige Preisträgerin Dr. Annita Louloupi. Der Vorstandssprecher des Forschungsverbunds Berlin (FVB) und Direktor des Weierstraß-Instituts für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS) Prof. Michael Hintermüller wird aus dem WIAS / Berlin-Mitte begrüßen. Für die Festrede erwarten wir Prof. Sabine Kunst, Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Die Laudatio hält Prof. Martin Vingron, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik (MPIMG).

Nach der Auszeichnung laden wir in die digitale Lounge und diskutieren über „mehr“ Frauen in der Wissenschaft. Mit dabei sind die Marthe-Vogt-Preisträgerin Dr. Annita Louloupi, die HU-Präsidentin Prof. Sabine Kunst, die IGB-Nachwuchsforscherin Dr. Mina Bizic, der FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Michael Hintermüller und die FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban. Und unser Marthe Vogt Podcast lädt ein, mehr über exzellente Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen aus dem Forschungsverbund Berlin zu erfahren. Klicken Sie den Button um mehr zu erfahren:

Julika Schmitz – Moderatorin

Julika Schmitz ist Moderatorin, Coach, Mediatorin und Politikberaterin. Sie moderiert – analog und digital – große und kleine Veranstaltungen wie Konferenzen, Dialogforen oder Workshops.

Mit Vertreter*innen aus Bundesministerien, Politischen Stiftungen, NGOs und Vereinen, Kunst und Kultur, Wirtschaft oder Wissenschaft und Forschung gestaltet sie Austausch auf Augenhöhe.

Als Absolventin der Gender Studies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) hat sie in diversen Projekten zu Frauenförderung und Gleichstellung gearbeitet. Sie ist Politikberaterin in den Feldern Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, Inklusion und Anti-Diskriminierung sowie Nachhaltige Entwicklung.

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Marthe Vogt Award Ceremony

The Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB) awards this year’s Marthe Vogt Award to the excellent young scientist Dr. Annita Louloupi.

During the digital ceremony of the Marthe Vogt Award we will show appreciation for this year’s award-winner, biochemist Dr. Annita Louloupi. Professor Michael Hintermüller, Executive Board Spokesman of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB) and Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), will deliver his welcome speech from the WIAS / Berlin-Mitte. Prof. Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will give the celebratory address; the laudation will be given by Professor Martin Vingron, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG).

After the award ceremony, we will welcome participants to the digital lounge to exchange ideas on “more” women in science. Our participants will be the awardee Dr. Annita Louloupi, HU President Prof. Sabine Kunst, IGB junior researcher Dr. Mina Bizic, FVB Executive Board Spokesman Prof. Michael Hintermüller und FVB Managing Director Dr. Manuela Urban.

And our Marthe Vogt podcast will offer the opportunity to find out more about outstanding female scientists from the Forschungsverbund Berlin.

Julika Schmitz – Moderation

She moderates – analogue and digital – large and small events such as conferences, dialogue forums or workshops.

With representatives from federal ministries, political foundations, NGOs and associations, arts and culture, business or science and research, she designs interaction at eye level.  As a graduate of Gender Studies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) she has worked in various projects on the promotion of women and Gender Equality. She is a policy consultant in the fields of Gender Equality, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination, and Sustainable Development.

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Begrüßung

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Begrüßung

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

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Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller
Vorstandssprecher des Forschungsverbundes Berlin (FVB), Direktor am Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS)

Michael Hintermüller ist seit 2016 Direktor des Weierstraß-Instituts für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS) und Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Angewandte Mathematik an der Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin.

Michael Hintermüller prägt den internationalen Mathematik-Leuchtturm Berlin seit vielen Jahren maßgeblich mit. So ist er seit 2019 Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters und Forschungszentrums der Berliner Mathematik Math+. Von 2016 bis 2019 wirkte er als Sprecher des Einstein-Zentrums für Mathematik (ECMath). Als Matheon-Forschungsprofessor kam er 2008 an die HU Berlin und wurde 2011 Ratsmitglied im DFG-Forschungszentrum Matheon. 

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Welcoming

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller – Executive Board Spokesman of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB), Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)

Michael Hintermüller has been Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and holder of the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin since 2016.

For many years, he has played a major role in shaping the international math hub of Berlin. For example, he assumed the role of Spokesman of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+, a Cluster of Excellence, in 2019. The mathematician acted as Spokesman of the Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMath) from 2016 to 2019. He joined HU Berlin as a Matheon Research Professor in 2008, and was appointed Member of the Council of the DFG Research Center Matheon in 2011. 

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Festrede

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Festrede

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
Seit dem 11. Mai 2016 ist Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU).

Vor ihrer Inauguration war Frau Kunst seit Februar 2011 Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (MWFK) in Brandenburg. Bis zu ihrer Ernennung zur Ministerin war sie von Januar 2007 bis Februar 2011 Präsidentin der Universität Potsdam. Zuvor übte die Hochschullehrerin und Wissenschaftlerin verschiedene leitende Funktionen an der Universität Hannover aus, unter anderem war sie Director of International Affairs und Vizepräsidentin für Lehre, Studium und Weiterbildung. Sabine Kunst hat von 1972 bis 1982 an der Universität Hannover die Fächer Biolo-gie, Politologie und Wasserwirtschaft studiert und promoviert. 1982 promovierte sie in Ingeni-eurwesen, 1990 in Politologie.

Sabine Kunst war – als erste Frau überhaupt – von 2010 bis 2011 Präsidentin des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD), der größten Organisation für den weltweiten Austausch von Forscherinnen, Forschern und Studierenden. Das internationale Engagement der Forscherin und Hochschullehrerin führte sie in eine Vielzahl von Ländern, zum Beispiel in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit nach Bolivien und Peru, später nach Mexiko. Es folgten längere Forschungsaufenthalte in Kapstadt.

Im Jahr 2010 wurde sie als Hochschulmanagerin des Jahres ausgezeichnet. 2013 wurde ihr in Berlin die Ehrendoktorwürde der American Jewish University Los Angeles verliehen.

Im Jahr 2020 wurde Sabine Kunst zur Vorsitzenden der Landeskonferenz der Rektoren und Präsidenten der Berliner Hochschulen (LKRP) gewählt.


Lecture

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst has been the President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) since May 2016.

Before her inauguration, Kunst was Minister for Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) in Brandenburg, starting in February 2011. Until she was appointed Minister, she was President of the University of Potsdam from January 2007 until February 2011. Prior to this, the university teacher und researcher held several senior positions, including Director of International Affairs and Vice President for Teaching, Studies and Further Education at Universität Hannover. From 1972 until 1982, Sabine Kunst studied and gained a doctoral degree in biology, political science and water management at Universität Hannover. She completed her doctoral studies in engineering in 1982, and in political science in 1990.

From 2010 until 2011, Sabine Kunst was the very first female President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest organisation for the worldwide exchange of researchers and students. Her international engagement as a researcher and university teacher has taken her to a number of countries, e.g. to Bolivia and Peru for development cooperation, and later to Mexico. This was followed by several extended research visits in Cape Town.

In 2010, she was named University Manager of the Year. In 2013, she received an honorary doctorate in Berlin from the American Jewish University Los Angeles.

In 2020, Sabine Kunst was elected as Head of the State Conference of Rectors and Presidents in Berlin (LKRP).

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Laudatio

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik

Laudatio

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik

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Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron – Laudator, Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für molekulare Genetik (MPIMG)

Martin Vingron studierte Mathematik in Wien und promovierte an der Universität Heidelberg mit einer Arbeit zur Bioinformatik. Nach zwei Postdocs in Los Angeles und Bonn wurde er Abteilungsleiter am Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum. Dort wandte er sich der Verarbeitung und der mathematischen Analyse von Genexpressionsdaten zu. Seit seiner Berufung an das MPIMG verbindet er Genexpressionsanalyse, funktionelle Genomik und Sequenzanalyse mit dem Ziel, Mechanismen der Genregulation aufzuklären.

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron | Foto: David Ausserhofer

Laudatory Speech

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron – Laudator, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG)

Martin Vingron studied mathematics in Vienna and received his PhD in mathematics from Heidelberg University. After two postdocs in Los Angeles and Bonn, respectively, he became head of the Theoretical Bioinformatics Division at the German Cancer Research Center. In 2000 he became a Scientific Member of Max Planck Society and moved to the MPIMG in Berlin. Vingron was awarded the Max Planck Research Prize in 2004.

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Auszeichnung

FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller und
FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban

Auszeichnung

FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller und
FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban

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FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller und FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban
würdigen die diesjährige Marthe-Vogt-Preisträgerin Dr. Annita Louloupi.

Dr. Manuela Urban – Geschäftsführerin des Forschungsverbunds Berlin (FVB)

Manuela Urban ist seit 2012 Geschäftsführerin des Forschungsverbunds Berlin e.V. Sie studierte Biologie in Tübingen und München und promovierte 1992 am Genzentrum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München. In den 90er Jahren arbeitete sie an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin als Persönliche Referentin der damaligen Präsidenten, später als Referentin für die Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fachbereiche und den Standort Adlershof. Von 2000 bis 2012 leitete sie als Direktionsbevollmächtigte am Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik die administrativen und wissenschaftlichen Servicebereiche.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller – Vorstandssprecher des Forschungsverbunds Berlin (FVB), Direktor des Weierstraß-Instituts für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS)

Michael Hintermüller ist seit 2016 Direktor des Weierstraß-Instituts für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik (WIAS) und Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Angewandte Mathematik an der Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin.

Michael Hintermüller prägt den internationalen Mathematik-Leuchtturm Berlin seit vielen Jahren maßgeblich mit. So ist er seit 2019 Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters und Forschungszentrums der Berliner Mathematik Math+. Von 2016 bis 2019 wirkte er als Sprecher des Einstein-Zentrums für Mathematik (ECMath). Als Matheon-Forschungsprofessor kam er 2008 an die HU Berlin und wurde 2011 Ratsmitglied im DFG-Forschungszentrum Matheon. 

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller | Foto: FVB

Award Ceremony

Dr. Manuela Urban – Managing Director of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB)

Manuela Urban has been engaged as Managing Director of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. since 2012. Urban studied Biology in Tübingen and Munich, and completed her doctorate at LMU Munich’s Gene Center in 1992. In the 1990s, she served as Personal Assistant to the presidents of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at that time, followed by a position as Desk Officer for mathematics and natural sciences and for the Science and Technology Park Adlershof. From 2000 to 2012, she managed the administrative and scientific service units of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller – Executive Board Spokesman of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FVB), Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)

Michael Hintermüller has been Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and holder of the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin since 2016.

For many years, he has played a major role in shaping the international math hub of Berlin. For example, he assumed the role of Spokesman of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+, a Cluster of Excellence, in 2019. The mathematician acted as Spokesman of the Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMath) from 2016 to 2019. He joined HU Berlin as a Matheon Research Professor in 2008, and was appointed Member of the Council of the DFG Research Center Matheon in 2011.

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Präsentation

Dr. Annita Louloupi – Preisträgerin

Präsentation

Dr. Annita Louloupi – Preisträgerin

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Die Preisträgerin berichtet über die wichtigsten Ergebnisse ihrer Dissertation „Nascent epitranscriptomics – Insights into RNA processing“.

Dr. Annita Louloupi – Preisträgerin, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) des Max-Delbrück-Centrums für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (MDC)

Annita Louloupi ist eine Biochemikerin und RNA-Biologin, die am Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology des MDC forscht. Zuvor promovierte sie am Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik und an der Freien Universität Berlin. Sie studierte Biologie an der Universität von Kreta und Biomedical Sciences an der Universität von Amsterdam. Für ihre exzellente Doktorarbeit erhält sie den Marthe-Vogt-Preis 2020. Sie wurde für das 68. Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertreffen 2018 ausgewählt.


Presentation

Dr. Annita Louloupi – Awardee, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Hemholtz Association (MDC)

Annita Louloupi is a biochemist who specializes in RNA biology. She works at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at MDC, after having completed her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Freie Universität Berlin. She studied biology at the University of Crete and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She receives the Marthe Vogt Award 2020 for her excellent PhD thesis. She was selected for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018.

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Diskussion

Dr. Annita Louloupi
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
Dr. Mina Bizic
Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller
Dr. Manuela Urban
Moderation: Julika Schmitz

Diskussion

Dr. Annita Louloupi
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
Dr. Mina Bizic
Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller
Dr. Manuela Urban
Moderation: Julika Schmitz

Karriere von Frauen in der Wissenschaft – was ist zu tun?

Mit der Marthe-Vogt-Preisträgerin Dr. Annita Louloupi, der HU-Präsidentin Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, der IGB-Nachwuchsforscherin Dr. Mina Bizic, dem FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller und der FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban. Moderation: Julika Schmitz


Dr. Annita Louloupi

Dr. Annita Louloupi | Foto: Felix Petermann, MDC

Annita Louloupi is a biochemist who specializes in RNA biology. She works at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at MDC, after having completed her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Freie Universität Berlin. She studied biology at the University of Crete and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She receives the Marthe Vogt Award 2020 for her excellent PhD thesis. She was selected for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst | Foto: Matthias Heyde

Before her inauguration, Kunst was Minister for Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) in Brandenburg, starting in February 2011. Until she was appointed Minister, she was President of the University of Potsdam from January 2007 until February 2011. Prior to this, the university teacher und researcher held several senior positions, including Director of International Affairs and Vice President for Teaching, Studies and Further Education at Universität Hannover. From 1972 until 1982, Sabine Kunst studied and gained a doctoral degree in biology, political science and water management at Universität Hannover. She completed her doctoral studies in engineering in 1982, and in political science in 1990.

From 2010 until 2011, Sabine Kunst was the very first female President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest organisation for the worldwide exchange of researchers and students. Her international engagement as a researcher and university teacher has taken her to a number of countries, e.g. to Bolivia and Peru for development cooperation, and later to Mexico. This was followed by several extended research visits in Cape Town.

In 2010, she was named University Manager of the Year. In 2013, she received an honorary doctorate in Berlin from the American Jewish University Los Angeles.

In 2020, Sabine Kunst was elected as Head of the State Conference of Rectors and Presidents in Berlin (LKRP).


Dr. Mina Bizic

Dr. Mina Bizic

Dr. Mina Bizic was born in Belgrade, where she finished her Diploma thesis in general biology and aquatic ecology. After her studies she was offered the position of research assistant at the Institute of Oceanography and Limnological Research (IOLR) in Israel. She received her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) in Bremen, after which she continued her postdoctoral research at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology (IGB) in Berlin. Mina Bizic is an aquatic microbial ecologist who holds a temporary position for principal investigator (DFG Eigene Stelle). Her research interests include the Global Carbon Cycle with respect to methane formation and carbon dioxide sequestration by phytoplankton blooms.


Dr. Manuela Urban

Dr. Manuela Urban| Foto: David Ausserhofer

Manuela Urban has been engaged as Managing Director of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. since 2012. Urban studied Biology in Tübingen and Munich, and completed her doctorate at LMU Munich’s Gene Center in 1992. In the 1990s, she served as Personal Assistant to the presidents of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at that time, followed by a position as Desk Officer for mathematics and natural sciences and for the Science and Technology Park Adlershof. From 2000 to 2012, she managed the administrative and scientific service units of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in the position of Chief Administrative Officer.


Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Michael Hintermüller has been Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and holder of the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin since 2016.

For many years, he has played a major role in shaping the international math hub of Berlin. For example, he assumed the role of Spokesman of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+, a Cluster of Excellence, in 2019. The mathematician acted as Spokesman of the Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMath) from 2016 to 2019. He joined HU Berlin as a Matheon Research Professor in 2008, and was appointed Member of the Council of the DFG Research Center Matheon in 2011.


Julika Schmitz – Moderation

Julika Schmitz – Moderation

She moderates – analogue and digital – large and small events such as conferences, dialogue forums or workshops.

With representatives from federal ministries, political foundations, NGOs and associations, arts and culture, business or science and research, she designs interaction at eye level. 

As a graduate of Gender Studies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) she has worked in various projects on the promotion of women and Gender Equality. She is a policy consultant in the fields of Gender Equality, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination, and Sustainable Development.

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Diskussion

Karriere von Frauen in der Wissenschaft – was ist zu tun?

Mit der Marthe-Vogt-Preisträgerin Dr. Annita Louloupi, der HU-Präsidentin Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, der IGB-Nachwuchsforscherin Dr. Mina Bizic, dem FVB-Vorstandssprecher Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller und der FVB-Geschäftsführerin Dr. Manuela Urban. Moderation: Julika Schmitz


Dr. Annita Louloupi

Dr. Annita Louloupi | Foto: Felix Petermann, MDC

Annita Louloupi is a biochemist who specializes in RNA biology. She works at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology at MDC, after having completed her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Freie Universität Berlin. She studied biology at the University of Crete and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She receives the Marthe Vogt Award 2020 for her excellent PhD thesis. She was selected for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst | Foto: Matthias Heyde

Before her inauguration, Kunst was Minister for Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) in Brandenburg, starting in February 2011. Until she was appointed Minister, she was President of the University of Potsdam from January 2007 until February 2011. Prior to this, the university teacher und researcher held several senior positions, including Director of International Affairs and Vice President for Teaching, Studies and Further Education at Universität Hannover. From 1972 until 1982, Sabine Kunst studied and gained a doctoral degree in biology, political science and water management at Universität Hannover. She completed her doctoral studies in engineering in 1982, and in political science in 1990.

From 2010 until 2011, Sabine Kunst was the very first female President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest organisation for the worldwide exchange of researchers and students. Her international engagement as a researcher and university teacher has taken her to a number of countries, e.g. to Bolivia and Peru for development cooperation, and later to Mexico. This was followed by several extended research visits in Cape Town.

In 2010, she was named University Manager of the Year. In 2013, she received an honorary doctorate in Berlin from the American Jewish University Los Angeles.

In 2020, Sabine Kunst was elected as Head of the State Conference of Rectors and Presidents in Berlin (LKRP).


Dr. Mina Bizic

Dr. Mina Bizic

Dr. Mina Bizic was born in Belgrade, where she finished her Diploma thesis in general biology and aquatic ecology. After her studies she was offered the position of research assistant at the Institute of Oceanography and Limnological Research (IOLR) in Israel. She received her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) in Bremen, after which she continued her postdoctoral research at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology (IGB) in Berlin. Mina Bizic is an aquatic microbial ecologist who holds a temporary position for principal investigator (DFG Eigene Stelle). Her research interests include the Global Carbon Cycle with respect to methane formation and carbon dioxide sequestration by phytoplankton blooms.


Dr. Manuela Urban

Dr. Manuela Urban| Foto: David Ausserhofer

Manuela Urban has been engaged as Managing Director of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. since 2012. Urban studied Biology in Tübingen and Munich, and completed her doctorate at LMU Munich’s Gene Center in 1992. In the 1990s, she served as Personal Assistant to the presidents of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at that time, followed by a position as Desk Officer for mathematics and natural sciences and for the Science and Technology Park Adlershof. From 2000 to 2012, she managed the administrative and scientific service units of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in the position of Chief Administrative Officer.


Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Michael Hintermüller has been Director of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) and holder of the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität (HU) zu Berlin since 2016.

For many years, he has played a major role in shaping the international math hub of Berlin. For example, he assumed the role of Spokesman of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+, a Cluster of Excellence, in 2019. The mathematician acted as Spokesman of the Einstein Center for Mathematics Berlin (ECMath) from 2016 to 2019. He joined HU Berlin as a Matheon Research Professor in 2008, and was appointed Member of the Council of the DFG Research Center Matheon in 2011.


Julika Schmitz – Moderation

Julika Schmitz – Moderation

She moderates – analogue and digital – large and small events such as conferences, dialogue forums or workshops.

With representatives from federal ministries, political foundations, NGOs and associations, arts and culture, business or science and research, she designs interaction at eye level. 

As a graduate of Gender Studies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) she has worked in various projects on the promotion of women and Gender Equality. She is a policy consultant in the fields of Gender Equality, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination, and Sustainable Development.

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