Arbeitskreis Young Investigators

Our Motivation
One of the most productive yet most critical phases in a scientist’s career comes immediately before and during the initial years after obtaining an independent group leader position. Exchanging experiences with peers, opportunities to interact and collaborate, in particular during the (re-)integration into the German research environment as well as reliable funding are key ingredients for success. This is particularly true given the changing European research environment, which increasingly calls for earlier independence.
Our Goals
We aim to establish a network of senior Postdocs and young group leaders, which provides a framework for interaction, discussion and concerted actions. By doing so, we hope to achieve the following goals:
Provide a means to learn from the experience of others at a similar career stage, to network, interact and collaborate
Establish a platform for the interaction with decision makers in science, politics and funding organizations
Give an opportunity to present your work – in front of your peers, senior colleagues and potential future coworkers
Provide information and support on funding in Germany and Europe
Provide support during the (re-)integration into the German research environment
Our Approach
As a novel subgroup within the GBM, we will aim for a close connection to events organized by the GBM. We will thus organize a satellite meeting preceding each Mosbacher Kolloquium during which:
A plenary discussion with policy-makers will be organized
A chance to present your work will be provided – within the Kolloquium as well as to Members of the Junior GBM
Interactions with scientists at the same career stage will be easily possible
We will furthermore provide information on relevant funding in Germany and Europe with the opportunity to interact with successful applicants within different funding schemes.

Matthias Feige
Assistant Professor
TU München

Our Team

Janosch Hennig
Emmy-Noether group leader
EMBL Heidelberg

Michaela C. Hohnholt

Inge Kühl
MPI für Biologie des Alterns, Köln

Stanka Matic
Universität Freiburg

Kersten S. Rabe
Group leader
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Andreas Reiner
Ruhr University Bochum

Tobias Stauber
Freie Universität Berlin