New call for interview partners from the Leibniz Postdoc Network: the pleasure (and pain) of interdisciplinary collaboration

Currently, humankind faces a series of immense societal challenges that will shape life on our planet for generations to come. Recent developments reaffirm our conviction that these challenges cannot be addressed without a strong contribution from science. To put it more precisely: interdisciplinary, evidence-based scientific approaches that tackle these enormous challenges from multiple angles areContinue reading “New call for interview partners from the Leibniz Postdoc Network: the pleasure (and pain) of interdisciplinary collaboration”

An update from the communication group

It’s been a while since we published the last interview in our COVID-19 interview series. We always had planned to publish a short recap post after the series is terminated and – better late than never – here it is! In addition we will also give a short outlook about what is going to happenContinue reading “An update from the communication group”

Blog series #12: Multiple burdens: rheumatic diseases during a pandemic

Dr. Martin Schäfer is a postdoc at DRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center and works in the field of epidemiology. In the twelfth part of our blog interview series, he describes factors associated with severe COVID courses specifically for patients who have rheumatic diseases. Name / Institute:Dr. Martin SchäferDRFZ – German Rheumatism Research Center, BerlinLeibnizContinue reading “Blog series #12: Multiple burdens: rheumatic diseases during a pandemic”

Blog series #11: International cooperation in the time of pandemic

Dr. Scarlett Sett is a postdoc at DMSZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH and works in the area of science policy. In the eleventh part of our blog interview series, she gives us insight into her work at the interface between science and policy and what can be aligned there toContinue reading “Blog series #11: International cooperation in the time of pandemic”

Blog series #10: The intricacies of anthropological field work during a pandemic

Dr. Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa is a postdoc at ZMT – Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research. As an anthropologist and geographer, she investigates how coastal cities in Southeast Asia adapt for the future in a warming world. During the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Siriwardane-de Zoysa reflects on changing transregional partnerships, while movingContinue reading “Blog series #10: The intricacies of anthropological field work during a pandemic”

Blog series #9: Stress resilience during the pandemic

Dr. Sarah Ayash is a postdoc at Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research – LIR and investigates stress resilience. In part nine of our blog interview series, she explains how we can positively influence our own resilience. Name / Institute:Dr. Sarah AyashLIR – Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research, MainzArea: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of ResilienceLeibniz SectionContinue reading “Blog series #9: Stress resilience during the pandemic”

Blog series #8: How does a pandemic lockdown affect light pollution?

Dr. Andreas Jechow is a postdoc at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). With a background in optical physics he is investigating the environmental impacts of artificial light at night in a young and highly interdisciplinary research field. Name / Institute: Andreas Jechow IGB – Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries,Continue reading “Blog series #8: How does a pandemic lockdown affect light pollution?”

Blog series #7: Investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on higher education across borders

Dr. Jana Kleibert is a postdoc and junior group leader at the Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space – IRS and does research on transnational higher education. In the seventh part of our blog interview series, she explains how offshore campuses of European universities have fared during the pandemic. Name / Institute: Jana KleibertContinue reading “Blog series #7: Investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on higher education across borders”

Blog series #6: Health and wellbeing of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Heide Busse is a postdoc at Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiologie – BIPS and does research on complex public health interventions for health promotion. In a recent study, she looked at changes in health risk behaviors among university students. In the sixth part of our blog interview series, she explains what universitiesContinue reading “Blog series #6: Health and wellbeing of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Blog series #5: How COVID-19 affects sustainable transformation

Dr. Prajal Pradhan is a postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He is working on food systems and urban transformation in response to climate change. Name / Institute: Dr. Prajal Pradhan PIK – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Leibniz Section E Research topics: Food systems & Sustainability Bioeconomy & CitiesContinue reading “Blog series #5: How COVID-19 affects sustainable transformation”