Role Model Seminar

The aim of this seminar series is for young female scientists to provide an overview on scientific carrier possibilities through senior female scientists and their experience, constructive tools, knowledge, and advices.

To better understand the motivation of the participants we developed a questionnaire, which is currently evaluated.

 Link to questionaire

To register for female role model seminars, please send an e-mail to:

Upcoming and Past Role Model Seminars



April 16th, 2021

Élodie F. Briefer, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK




March 6th, 2020

Katarzyna Retzer, Institute of Experimental Botany CAS, Czech Republic


January 10th, 2020

Amy K. Schmid, Duke Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Durham, USA




May 20th, 2019

Sarah Elton, University of Durham, UK




November 19th, 2018

Bibiana Rojas, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland



May 11th, 2018

Lauren O'Connell, Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA


February 6th, 2018

Simona Bonelli, Department of Life Sciences and System Biology, University of Turin, Italy




December 13th, 2017

Christina Biasi, Biogeochemistry Research Group, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


November 27th, 2017

Deborah Charlesworth, University of Edinburgh, Scotland


June 30th, 2017

Cornelia Welte, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL 


March 8, 2017

Mihaela Pavličev, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA




December 2, 2016

Lucia Pita Galan, Geomar Kiel, Germany


November 30, 2016

Bodil Bluhm, Arctic University, Norway


November 2, 2016

Nicole Dubilier, MPI Bremen, Germany


June 28, 2016

Lisa Stein, University of Alberta, Canada


June 14, 2016

Erica van der Waal, University of Zurich, Switzerland


April 20, 2016

Simonetta Gribaldo, Institute Pasteur, France