Research is a process, which is never stationary or comes to an end. A scientist’s life is characterized by numerous professional changes and a high level of mobility. Nevertheless, they often keep in touch with former colleagues and research facilities. In many cases this leads to long-lasting and fruitful cooperation.
With great interest, we try to follow the career steps of our alumni and try not to lose track of them. The MPI Dortmund was a milestone in the career of many of them. There they not only met new friends but also established important scientific contacts. The idea behind setting up our Alumni Net is to create a platform where scientists - in a simple way – can stay in close contact as well as with the institute. More than that, this network this network will help to establish new connections between Alumni and scientists currently working at the MPI Dortmund.
Members of the AlumniNet will receive an annual newsletter reporting on the latest news from the institute and will be invited to special events and the Alumni meetings. Furthermore, the members get the opportunity to use a communication platform to for example spread information on events, symposia, lectures or job ads. Registration to the AlumniNet is open to all former members of the MPI Dortmund who worked at the institute for more than six months. If you have further questions contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, Alumni can benefit from numerous offers and events hosted by the Max Planck Society: Alumni can participate in a “Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researcher” - an event held on a regular basis – and get access to an internal communication platform maxNet. In addition, the Max Planck Alumni Association makes an independent platform available for all alumni – cooperation, global networking and personal career development ensue from this.
Director, Life Science Nord Management GmbH (since 2012)
"I am lead of the project management for strategical projects in the cluster Life Science Nord and conduct the business of the corresponding industry association LSN e.V. We are supporting innovation by managing local, national and international partnerships."
"I’m the lab head for drug transport studies in the DMPK department (Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics) of AbbVie. I’m responsible for all studies addressing questions of cell permeability and active transport to support both early discovery (optimising lead compounds) up to late development (advising, interpreting and design of clinical studies)."
"At BASF I am the lab head in the research field Polyurethanes Systems and Aerogels for insulation applications in construction. I am the operations manager of the pilot production of organic aerogels."
"For several years now, my primary practice is focused on patents in the technical fields of organic chemistry, polymers, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and related areas. I like leveraging the different options to protect intellectual property in order to create comprehensive value for the client. It is great motivation when I manage to find a loophole just when it looks like nothing will work."
Sina Gerbach, Postdoc 2011 - 2016 Scientific Coordinator, Leibniz Institut for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena (since 2015)
"My job at the Leibnitz Institute ist the german wide coordination of joint projects. I am also responsible for raising external funds from funding bodies like the BMBF or the DFG. Futhermore, I am doing project management, public relations and organization of conferences and workshops."