Blog series #2: The immune response in severe COVID-19 cases

Dr. Marta Ferreira-Gomes is a postdoc at DRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin and does research on B cells. In her studies on severe courses of COVID-19 she encountered an unexpected feature of the immune response. Name / Institute:Dr. Marta Ferreira-GomesDRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Centre BerlinLeibniz Section C Research topic:Maintenance of memory BContinue reading “Blog series #2: The immune response in severe COVID-19 cases”

Blog series #1: The Digitalization of Working Worlds

Dr. Alice Melchior is a postdoc at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and does research on digitalization. In her research on the digitalization of working worlds, she finds connections to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first part of our blog interview, she explains constraints in which digitalization is embedded. How has COVIDContinue reading “Blog series #1: The Digitalization of Working Worlds”

Invitation to a Panel Discussion on Sustainable Research

The recent changes to our environment caused by human activities are undeniable and have already led to an unprecedented rate of climate change and decline in biodiversity. Furthermore, those changes unproportionally affect vulnerable communities and feed into social injustice. We, therefore, carry a social responsibility to acknowledge the global climate and biodiversity crisis as theContinue reading “Invitation to a Panel Discussion on Sustainable Research”

Open call: new blog series highlighting research of Leibniz postdocs

UPDATE 12-03-2021: We have now closed the call and we are currently preparing the interviews. Stay tuned! Dear Leibniz Postdocs, one of the main goals of the Leibniz Postdoc Network is to raise the profile of postdocs working at the institutes of the Leibniz Association. Since our inaugural meeting in 2017 we have worked towardsContinue reading “Open call: new blog series highlighting research of Leibniz postdocs”

4th Annual Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network

Dear Leibniz PostDoc Network Community, We are writing to update the community on recent events that have occurred within the Leibniz PostDoc Network. We recently had our 4thAnnual Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network online via Zoom. During the meeting, we had a great turnout of participants from more than half of the Leibniz InstitutesContinue reading “4th Annual Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network”

Communication of Leibniz President Prof. Kleiner concerning the situation of early career scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Leibniz President Prof. Kleiner addressed a constructive statement to all Leibniz Institutes’ directors on 30 May 2020: Betreff: Zur Situation junger Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus den Leitungen der Leibniz-Einrichtungen, die Covid19-Pandemie und die Maßnahmen zu ihrer Eindämmung stellen uns alle vor ungewohnte Herausforderungen. Für junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler – und vorContinue reading “Communication of Leibniz President Prof. Kleiner concerning the situation of early career scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic”

COVID-19 Actions of the Leibniz PostDoc Network

As in other fields of work, the COVID-19 pandemic also has a strong impact on science and research. Especially early career researchers and those with (child-)care obligations are severely affected by this unprecedented situation. We addressed this topic among the Steering Group of the Leibniz PostDoc Network and developed an open letter to raise awarenessContinue reading “COVID-19 Actions of the Leibniz PostDoc Network”