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Round Table Discussion: Success factors for a research career

18 November 2020 @ 14:00 16:00

Success factors for a research career – Advice from a Leibniz Prize winner and the former Vice-President of the DFG

Target Group: Postdocs, Clinician Scientists, Researchers & Professors
Time and venue:18 November 2020, 02:00 – 04:00 p.m., Großer Hörsaal der Medizinischen Klinik (Med 02.008 Großer Hörsaal)
Organisation:  Office of the Dean for Research, Research Services, Faculty of Medicine
Programme:“How to become a Leibniz Prize winner – success factors for a research career” Prof. Marco Prinz, Institute of Neuropathology
“Cutting edge research in the medical field – recommendations from the former Vice-President of the DFG” Prof. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Department of Dermatology
Registration:Please note that registration in advance (link) as well as signature of the “Declaration for participants in courses and events” is required to attend the event. The “Declaration for participants in courses and events” will be available for download upon registration for the event.


The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, which is endowed with up to EUR 2.5 million, is the most important research award in Germany and is awarded annually by the DFG. Prof. Marco Prinz has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020 for his outstanding work in the field of neuroimmunology. In this Round Table Discussion Prof. Prinz is going to talk about the success factors for his research career and what circumstances are important to be able to carry out cutting edge research.

Prof. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, former Vice-President of the DFG, will talk about framework conditions which are essential to conduct excellent research in the medical field. As previous chairperson of the Permanent Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research, she played a key role in the development of basic recommendations in this field.

Please note that the round table discussion will be organized as an on-site event provided that the current Covid-19 situation permits. On account of the social distancing rules, the event will only allow up to 47 guests in the meeting room.

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