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”

Blog series #4: Coping strategies of families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Friederike Blume, Dr. Andrea Schmidt and Dr. Andreas Neubauer are postdocs at DIPF – Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. For a project on the psychological adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic (PACO) of families, they are working closely together. In part four of our interview series, they show how a collaborative approachContinue reading “Blog series #4: Coping strategies of families during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Blog series #3: How SARS-CoV-2 spreads through the air

Dr. Ajit Ahlawat is a postdoc at TROPOS – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig. In his research he investigated the role of aerosol particles in the (indoor) spread of SARS-CoV-2 Name / Institute: Dr. Ajit AhlawatTROPOS – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research LeipzigLeibniz Section E Research topic: Hygroscopicity measurement of ambient aerosol particlesContinue reading “Blog series #3: How SARS-CoV-2 spreads through the air”

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”