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Seminars, Lectures and Talks

Postdoc Network and BioMed X: Lunch Talk Series, 15 September

The next speaker will be Markus Hoffmann, group leader at the University Medical center Schleswig-Holstein (University of Lübeck Campus), whose talk will be "Not so nice to C you again: mesenchymal tissue priming drives flares in chronic inflammation."

After the talk, lunch will be provided in the foyer of the communication center to encourage discussion between the participants.


DKTK Freiburg Seminar Series, 15 September

In this seminar series you will get familiar with the most important scientific aspects of the DKTK partner site in Freiburg as well as with prospects for collaboration.For further information and to sign up for the seminars, visit

If you have any questions about the seminar series, please don't hesitate to contact Anja Hernández.

Lab sustainability: My Green Lab, 16 September

Cristalle Ruiz from My Green Lab will talk about the path to lab greening on 16 September from 15:00 to 16:00 online via Zoom. 

Round-table. Conversations among Postdocs: strengthening our community (PAW event), 19 September

Invited postdocs from networks around Germany will exchange ideas about working conditions, main benefits and challenges of doing a postdoc, tasks performed by their network and wishes for the future. The session will be open for everyone and comments from the audience will also be taken into consideration for the discussion.

When: Mon 19.09, 17:00 – 18:00
Where: Zoom

Postdoc Network Research Lounge (PAW event), 21 September

In this session Dr. Dirk Hellrung, member of the patient advisory board of the DKFZ, will talk about the importance of the patient view in the future direction of research in a talk with the title "Why is the view of patients important for cancer research?"

When: Wed 21.09, 16:30 – 17:30

Where: Zoom

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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