15. July 2020
HFA supports five new doctoral students
© Hector Fellow Academy

Congrat­u­la­tions to our five new doctoral students!

During the Hector Fellow Sympo­sium, which took place virtu­ally this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five new doctoral students have been accepted into the Hector Fellow Academy.

The five excel­lent young scien­tists are pursu­ing promis­ing projects in the disci­plines of physics, biology and chemistry. After their presen­ta­tions, they had to answer the questions of the Hector Fellows who decided on their acceptance.

As members of the Hector Fellow Academy, they will not only benefit from the finan­cial support of the Academy and the expert knowl­edge of a Hector Fellow as their doctoral advisor, but they also have the oppor­tu­nity to build up an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary network of top researchers and to partic­i­pate in the manifold offers of the Hector Fellow Academy.

We welcome the follow­ing Young Scien­tists in the Hector Fellow Academy:

Tim Althuon (Advisor: Hector Fellow Wolfgang Wernsdorfer)
Maxim­il­ian Dax (Advisor: Hector Fellow Bernhard Schölkopf)
Valentin Klüsener (Advisor: Hector Fellow Immanuel Bloch)
Yannick Stahl (Advisor: Hector Fellow Ralf Bartenschlager)
Philipp Stein (Advisor: Hector Fellow A. Stephen K. Hashmi)
Addition­ally, the Hector Fellow Academy decided to support an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary project of the Hector Fellows Prof. Dr. Juerg Leuthold and Prof. Dr. Eberhart Zrenner for the next three years. The "RetinaSen­sor" project aims to develop a new type of micro-sensor technol­ogy that is supposed to enable enhanced vision restora­tion in blind people.