And Off You Go! Discover your Opportunities for Awards in the Scientific Community.
The webinar will take place on June 17th, 2021 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Chair: Sylvia Heinke, SPR - Strategy, Programs, Resources
Awards have a positive effect on scientific careers. But aren’t awards just for the big shots? Discover how awards play a role in the scientific community from early on and how they can support your scientific career, even if you don’t win. When compiling an award application, you will reflect on your skills and career progress and it will support you in filling gaps in your CV. By setting up support structures for your application to other colleagues, you will strengthen your network. Independent of the outcome of your application, you will receive useful feedback about your work and how you are perceived in the community.
Carolin Daniel studied Nutrional Sciences at Justus Liebig University Giessen and completed her undergraduate dissertation at the Max Planck Institute in Bad Nauheim. From 2003 to 2007 she completed her doctorate in immunepharmacology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. In 2008, she moved to Harald von Boehmer’s laboratory at the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School in Boston, for a Post-Doc in immunology with the support of a Leopoldina Scholarship. Since March 2012, she has headed the Young Investigator Group “Immune Tolerance in Diabetes Research” at the Institute of Diabetes Research of Helmholtz Zentrum München. This leadership function was consolidated in 2016, and in recognition of her scientific excellence, the Helmholtz Association granted her research funding for a W2 professorship on immune modulation at the LMU. Carolin Daniel and her team are partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). She has received numerous awards and distinctions for her research work, including the Ernst Friedrich Pfeiffer Prize from the German Diabetes Association (DDG), the Georges-Köhler Prize for outstanding junior scientists by the German Society for Immunology (DGfI), the Nils-Ilja-Richter Prize of the “Deutsche Autoimmun-Stiftung”, the Research Award of the Heinz-Bürger-Büsing Foundation and the Ferdinand-Bertram-Prize 2021 of the DDG.
Isabelle Serr did her doctoral project at the Helmholtz Zentrum München on “Antigen-specific generation of human regulatory T cells in vivo” and received her degree from the TUM in 2018. She continued her research at the group of Carolin Daniel as postdoctoral researcher. She has received the Hans-Hench Thesis Prize for Clinical Immunology of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) for her doctoral thesis as well as the Silvia-King Prize from the German Diabetes Association (DDG) for her publication on miRNA-mediated impairments in Treg induction during islet autoimmunity, published in Science Translational Medicine in 2018. Recently, she received first independent funding for her research by the German Research Foundation (DFG).