Young Academics

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A central goal of the SFB 1009 “Breaking Barriers” is to support young scientists on their way to working independently. For this purpose, three scholarships are awarded in the structured training programs "Master Experimental Medicine" and the medical college "MedK" for interested medical students to participate in the SFB projects.

Furthermore, the SFB 1009 regularly announces calls for funding for clinician scientists, which has been organized together with the research associations SFB 1450 and KFO 342 since 2020. Inquiries about this funding are always welcome - also beyond the current application period!

For flexible funding for clinician scientists, please click here [de]. (Previous announcement)

In order to facilitate networking of doctoral students of the SFB 1009, the "Breaking Barriers Young Scientists Club" was established in 2016, which a group of doctoral students founded themselves.

The annual "Münster Immunology Meeting" with presentations primarily by doctoral students and young postdocs is a very well-attended opportunity for scientific exchange through lectures and poster presentations. It has been taking place since 2013 with the participation of the SFB 1009 “Breaking Barriers”.

The Pathogen-Host Interaction Club (phi-Club), coordinated by project manager Prof. Ulrich Dobrindt (project B05) and project manager Prof. Ursula Rescher (project A06), offers lectures by renowned international speakers and an annual spring symposium (Münster Symposium on Infection Biology) at. This platform brings together researchers from the fields of infection biology, cell biology and immunology and aims to prepare graduates for work in a multidisciplinary research field.