SIG Career Development

Fellowships at BioMed X are limited to a defined project term. During this period, all fellows focus their attention on outstanding biomedical research as well as personal growth in order to get ready for their next big challenge in academia, industry or a startup. The Special Interest Group “Career Development” is a grassroots initiative of BioMed X fellows organizing events and training courses to learn about different career paths, potential future employers and to acquire the necessary skills to take the next career step after their BioMed X project is completed.


👤 Chair:

Dr. Jamie Frankish

👤 Founder:

Dr. Dolores Del Prete


Dr. Benjamin Mielich-Süß
Dr. Oscar Gutierrez
Dr. Renata Jurkowska
Dr. Samo Turk
Dr. Katrin Rein
Dr. Raluca Tamas
Dr. Stefanie Dannenmann
Dr. Rakesh Santhanam


Activity Company/ Institution Date Role Speaker
Seminar DKFZ November 2017 PhD Career Manager Dr. Barbara Janssens
CV-Writing Workshop BioMed X December 2017 Founder, Managing Director Dr. Christian Tidona
Seminar Boehringer Ingelheim January 2018 Associate Director Discovery Research Coordination-
External Innovation
Dr. Amelia Viana
Seminar AbbVie March 2018 Tau Pathobiology Area Leader Dr. Laura Gasparini
Career Day Boehringer Ingelheim May 2018 Director BD&L Respiratory
Director Research Beyond Borders
Team Leader Translational Medicine and Biomarkers
Team Leader Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Silke Hobbie
Dr. Paul Nicklin
Dr. Jürgen Braunger
Dr. Stephan Glund
Seminar Merck KGaA July 2018 Principal Scientist- Research Informatics Dr. Sameh Eid
Seminar OptoBiolabs September 2018 Co-Founder OptoBiolabs Dr. Kathrin Brenker
Seminar Roche Diabetes Care GmbH November 2018 Technology Scout Dr. Alexander Licht
Seminar AbbVie February 2019 Team Leader, Cell Programming& Transduction Laboratory Dr. Peter Reinhardt
Seminar CRS Clinical Research Services June 2019 Head of Volunteer and Patient Management Dr. Nadja Pfetzer
Seminar Promega Coporation September 2019 Sales Support Central/ Eastern Europe Monica Sevillano
Project Management Workshop Propellor December 2019