© Hector Fellow Academy
27. February 2023
Welcome & Network­ing Event 2023

Meeting of the Hector Fellow Academy Young Scien­tists in Würzburg

At the Welcome & Network­ing Event on Febru­ary 23–24, 2023 in Würzburg, 24 doctoral researchers of the Hector Fellow Academy had the oppor­tu­nity to actively network with each other and exchange about their research and their doctoral projects. For the first time, the Welcome & Network­ing Event took place at the research location of members of the Hector Fellow Academy.

During the two-day event, the young scien­tists, who came from all over Germany, had the oppor­tu­nity to get to know the Univer­sity of Würzburg, where Hector RCD Awardees Agnieszka Nowak-Król and Ana Rita Brochado and their doctoral researchers are conduct­ing research, and to partic­i­pate in various career workshops.  After a welcome by Profes­sor Holger Braun­schweig, Head of the Insti­tute of Inorganic Chemistry, Hector RCD Awardee Agnieszka Nowak-Król (Insti­tute of Inorganic Chemistry, Univer­sity of Würzburg) and Hector RCD Awardee Ana Rita Brochado (Chair of Micro­bi­ol­ogy, Univer­sity of Würzburg) gave the young scien­tists not only excit­ing insights into their research areas but also into their career paths. After­wards, their doctoral researchers Felix Full, Jan Niedens and Adewale Ogunl­eye guided them through the labora­to­ries and explained their research activ­i­ties. In the after­noon and the next morning, workshops on Career Devel­op­ment, Science Commu­ni­ca­tion and Mental Health were on the agenda.

The Welcome & Network­ing Event takes place once a year and aims to welcome newly admit­ted young scien­tists to the HFA and to give the young scien­tists the possi­bil­ity to get to know each others research better. Every year, the Hector Fellow Academy adver­tises several doctoral positions with Hector Fellows or Hector RCD Awardees. The current appli­ca­tion period runs until March 31, 2023.