Snippets of the Network

New research projects and Elite Programs, experiences from seminars and semesters abroad, reports from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and interdisciplinary events – our members write about their lives and the work they love.

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May 2024
Marianne-Plehn-Program: Annual Meeting 2024
Come rain or shine, over 20 mem­bers of the Mari­an­ne-Plehn-Pro­gram gath­ered in Augsburg for a week­end filled with work­shops, net­work­ing, and cul­tural activi­ties.
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[Translate to English:] Eine Gruppe von Personen auf einer Treppe.
Apr 2024
Driving innovations
Stu­dents and pro­fes­sors of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Mac­romo­lecu­lar Sci­ence” visit­ed the Neue Mate­rialien Bay­reuth GmbH (NMB). The re­search insti­tute is known for its inno­vative power in the field of mate­rials re­search and pro­cess de­velopment. The stu­dents were able to gain an im­pres­sion of the top­ics, the ap­proach and the prepa­ration of com­po­nents on an indus­trial scale on site.
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A man speaks at a lectern in front of a projection screen
Mar 2024
Munich Management Colloquium
The “Mu­nich Man­age­ment Col­loqui­um” (MMK) is Ger­many's larg­est busi­ness con­gress. The Elite Net­work of Ba­varia ena­bled a total of ten mem­bers to partic­ipate free of charge in this top-class event, which took place from 5 to 6 March 2024 in the Au­dimax of the Tech­nical Uni­versi­ty of Mu­nich.
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[Translate to English:] Bild einer Bühne
Jan 2024
MWP network opens doors - interview with Nora Kory
MWP alum­na Nora Kory stud­ied bio­chem­istry at LMU Mu­nich and spent nine months at the Whitehead Insti­tute for Bio­medi­cal Re­search/Massachu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nolo­gy (MIT) for her mas­ter's thesis. To­day, the 38-ye­ar-old heads her own inde­pen­dent re­search group at the Har­vard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and en­courages young re­searchers to try new things and be cou­ra­geous.
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Jan 2024
MWP New Year's Reception 2024
Almost 300 guests came to Munich for the traditional New Year's Reception of the Max Weber Program (MWP) to celebrate together in the Great Hall of LMU Munich. The keynote speech on the topic of "Renunciation" was the kick-off for the new MWP theme for the year.
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The auditorium of LMU Munich with a long alley and many chairs
Jan 2024
Stroke: research and treatment
What new find­ings are there in the field of exper­imental re­search, acute treat­ment, pre­ven­tion and after­care for stroke? These ques­tions were dis­cuss­ed by speakers from vari­ous disci­plines at the Ru­dolf Vir­chow Cen­tre in Würzburg as part of the Win­ter School of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Translational Medi­cine”.
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A group of women and men stand in the foyer of the Rudolf Virchow Centre in Würzburg
Jan 2024
Guest lectures in Scientific Computing
In sum­mer 2023 and winter 23/24, sever­al na­tional and inter­na­tional scien­tists gave guest lec­tures at the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram "Sci­entific Com­puting". The topics ranged from ma­chine learn­ing in car acci­dents to the math­emat­ics be­hind super­con­duc­tors.
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The image shows a typical mathematical, grid-based analysis of a specific component.
Jan 2024
Successful international research
With the be­gin­ning of the new year, stu­dents of the Elite Grad­uate Pro­gram “Bio­logi­cal Phys­ics” are once more set­ting out for their in-ter­na­tional re­search mod­ule with part­ners at, e.g., UC Irvine and UC Merced.
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A young man is standing behind a lectern speaking in front of a screen. His acknowledgement slide is seen in the background.
Dec 2023
Ethics of Textual Cultures: Podcast “Five to Twelve”
As part of our pod­cast “Five to Twelve” we con­duct criti­cal dis­cussions on cur­rent top­ics. On 1 De­cem­ber 2023 we met with Dr. Se­bas­tian Ku­bon to talk about the back­ground and con­se­quences of the cur­rent em­ploy­ment prac­tice in sci­ence and #Ich­Bin­Han­na.
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Collage of former podcast-guests with the logo „Five to twelve“
Nov 2023
Methods in Neuroscience
Students of the Elite Graduate Program "Translational Neuroscience" gain insights into neuroscientific methods and current research projects at the clinic and the JMU.
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ThY1-YFP-Expression in 10 % der untersuchten Neuronen wird mit der Postsynapse der untersuchten Neuronen kobiniert dargestellt. Grundlage ist eine konfokal-mikroskopische Aufnahme.
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