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News - Lunch Talk Series is back

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Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

The Lunch Talks are back! After 2 years of silence, the Postdoc Network and BioMed X are proud to announce the relaunch of the Lunch Talks, a place where we can discuss about science and data in a relaxed environment accompanied by food. For the next event on May 19th at 11 am we have invited Hanh Vu, who is a group leader at the EMBL in Heidelberg since December of 2021. Her talk will be about how organisms control their size. Hanh obtained her PhD from the University of Utah and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Please register for the talk:


The PDN - Why join?



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Susi: „I joined the PDN Committee very soon after I started my postdoc at DKFZ in 09/2019 and became one of the PDN representatives. The PDN has helped my onboarding at DKFZ a lot and I quickly got to know and got in touch with all the different useful institutions here at DKFZ, like the Postdoc Office, Advanced Training, the Equality Office and the Career Service. I met other Postdocs at our Postdoc Retreat and on the Heidelberg Christmas market and not only made new friends this way, but this interaction also resulted in a new collaboration for my lab. Through the committee work it is more easy for me to approach people, and organizing seminars and even big events like the PDN Retreat has become easy for me."

Santiago: "When I started working at the DKFZ in 2018, I found out about the PDN in the website of the DKFZ. Then in 2020 I started actively working on the committee by editing and writing the PDN newsletter. Working in the PDN gives me the opportunity to meet new people and to increase my network, which is essential for our future career path. I also became more aware on how does DKFZ works as an institution and was able to further develop my abilities as project manager. At the personal level, I could make new friends and find the support I needed to be able to perform a postdoc at this institution. So to summarize, it was and still is an enriching experience to be part of the PDN."

Our next Meetings

PDN Committee 2020

PDN Committee 2020
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We currently meet in a virtual format every 2 weeks. If you are interested to join and help organizing some of our events, please drop us an e-mail: We are looking forward to meeting you!

Career Days

Career Days are an initiative of the DKFZ PostDoc Network (PDN) supported by the Career Service. The aim is to provide scientists at our institute with insights on different career paths in specific fields. We invite alumni and other (postdoctoral) researchers to briefly share their personal career paths. Afterwards participants have ample time to join round table Q&A sessions.  An information booklet with career profiles and recent job offers are provided to all participants and stay available in our archive.



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