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”

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. Name / Institute:Dr.Continue reading “Blog series #1: The Digitalization of Working Worlds”

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”