Arbeitskreis Young Investigators

GBM Young Investigators
Andreas, Julia, Christina, Antje, Christof, Inge, Jürgen, Kersten, Andreas (lo->ru)

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.

GBM Young Investigators: connecting your research with leading pharma scientists /GBM YI @ Roche

The event is postponed.
You will find the new date soon here on the website.

In November 2020 Roche Diagnostics GmbH (, a leading science and biotechnology company, will host 10-15 young researchers to establish personal connections, to exchange ideas, discuss exciting new science and to find common ground for potential novel academia-industry collaborations.

If you are a postdoc or a young group leader interested in establishing ties with scientists and decision makers at Roche Diagnostics GmbH , please submit your application at the latest by July 15th, 2020.

Successful candidates will be able to attend the 2-day workshop hosted by Roche Diagnostics GmbH in Penzberg. After an introductory session and an informal get-together dinner on November 16th, you will have the opportunity to present your research and learn about ongoing activities at Roche, but also to network within a small group of participants.This event is organized by the GBM Young Investigators. To be eligible you have to be a member of the GBM and the work group GBM young investigators.

• Single molecule analyses (interaction analyses, detection technologies, sequencing technologies)
• In-silico protein structure prediction
• Artificial intelligence in biologics research
• CrispR/Cas applications for cell line engineering
• High-throughput protein engineering and biophysical characterization

Make use of this unique opportunity to connect with a leading biotechnology company on a personal level, exchange scientific ideas and network for possible future academia-industry collaborations with your lab.

Submit your non-confidential application document via email to

Application deadline: July 15th, 2020

Information of successful applicants: end of August 2020

Event dates: November 16th (afternoon) & November 17th (whole day), 2020

Aktuell sind keine Termine vorhanden.

Julia Weigand
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Deputy Spokesman
Jürgen Lassak
Akademischer Rat
Universität München

Our Team
Antje Ebert
Group leader
Georg August University Göttingen

Inge Kühl
CNRS Researcher
CNRS Paris

Christof Osman
Group leader
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

Kersten S. Rabe
Group leader
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Andreas Reiner
Ruhr University Bochum

Andreas Schlundt
Goethe University Frankfurt

Christina E. Weinberg
Universität Leipzig