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IV. Quarter 2018

“Research in Germany” booth at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

(11/30/18) San Diego, CA was host to over 30,000 neuroscientists from across the globe attending the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience from November 3-7, 2018. Staff at the joint “Neuroscience in Germany” booth included numerous representatives of institutions like the German Clusters of Excellence in Neuroscience, the German Graduate Schools for Neuroscience, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), as well as the Max-Planck-Society. Participants of the “Research in Germany” initiative included the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).


III. Quarter 2018

Successful collaboration between social sciences panel studies, research institutions in the area of refugee and migration research and German research funding organisations at the Research in Germany information stand.

Successful First ‘Research in Germany’ Stand at XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

(24.07.18) It was the first appearance under the auspices of the BMBF initiative at the international sociology congress. The joint stand was staffed by researchers from social sciences panel studies, migration researchers and research funding organisations from Germany. An information session on refugee research proved especially popular.


II. Quarter 2018

“Research in Germany” promotes career paths and research opportunities in Germany at ASM Microbe 2018

(25.06.18) The “Research in Germany” initiative participated for the third time in the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) General Meeting, ASM Microbe 2018, held from June 07-11 in Atlanta. The joint meeting with the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) boasts over 500 session, more than 575 speakers and over 7,500 attendees at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.

Leibniz Lecture in Canada by Leif Kobbelt on Geometry Processing on Different Levels of Abstraction

(25.05.18) In his inspiring lecture in Canada Leibniz Prize winner Professor Leif Kobbelt of RWTH Aachen explained how Geometry Processing can serve as an enabler for a larger number of diverse applications in areas such as CAD/CAM, architecture, engineering, as well as medicine and entertainment.

“Research in Germany” to promote career paths and research opportunities in Germany at ASM Microbe 2018, the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

(14.05.18) Over 8,000 attendees will participate in this year’s general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2018), making it the largest international meeting in the field of microbiology. The DFG will participate in the conference, which is being held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, GA.

Guests ask questions after the presentations

Human Minds, Animal Minds: What They Share and How We Measure Their Differences

(10.05.18) On April 26, 2018, University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) together with the German Research Foundation (DFG) hosted a panel discussion on neuroscience featuring the question: “How do we best capture the relationship between human mind and animal mind.” Brian P. McLaughlin, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University moderated the event held in the German House in New York. The evening began with keynote speeches from Albert Newen, Professor of Philosophy at Ruhr University Bochum, and Charles Randy Gallistel, Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University.

Visitors at the booth

Research in Germany Initiative at the “Experimental Biology” in San Diego, California

(10.05.18) From April 22-25, the annual “Experimental Biology” (EB) attracted more than 14,000 participants from around the world to San Diego, California. Five scientific associations - the American Association of Anatomists, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics –jointly organized this year’s conference. The research presented at the EB ranged from the evolution of the upright gait of early hominids to the development of new therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Besuch der DFG Generalsekretärin Dorothee Dzwonnek in New York City und Washington, DC

(23.04.18) DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek traveled to New York and Washington, DC from April 2-4, 2018 for several high level meetings and to hold a presentation on “The Internationalisation of Excellence: German Science Policy and Perspectives for German-American Cooperation” attended by over 100 guests in the DFG office in Washington, DC.


I. Quarter 2018

Communicator award winner Stefan Kröpelin visits New York

(29.03.18) "’So what?’ is not a response a scientist wants to hear when talking about his or her research." These words were the impetus for a lecture hosted by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the University of Cologne and the German Science and Innovation House (DWIH) at the German House in New York City on March 27 featuring the renowned geologist Stefan Kröpelin. In his lecture, Kröpelin, who has been researching the historical and geological development of the Eastern Sahara for decades, impressively demonstrated how successful science communication can contribute to the dissemination of one's own research and thus often leads to the achievement of the research goal itself.

Experts on Research Funding in Germany visit New York

(20.03.18) Before joining the European Career Fair (ECF) in Boston, Dr. Anna Böhme (DFG) and Dr. Isolde von Bülow (LMU Munich) visited the German House in New York. In a round table discussion with representatives of German universities, the DAAD, GAIN and the German Centre for Research and Innovation (GCRI) provided an update on the current developments in German research and funding opportunities for qualifying researchers.

Research in Germany at the European Career Fair 2018

(19.03.18) The European Career Fair (ECF), organized by the European Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been an annual highlight in international research marketing for years. Being a career fair, it was the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that invited German universities, research organizations, as well as long time partners Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG) and the GAIN-network to take part in the joint “Research in Germany”-presentation at this year’s ECF on February 24th.

Research in Germany at the European Career Fair 2018

(22.02.18) Research in Germany (RiG) organizes an information tour to universitites in Austin and Houston and the MD Anderson Cancer Center while attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

New Year's reception for German alumni in San Francisco

(24.01.18) On January 17, 2018, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) together with the German Consulate General, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Liaison Office of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) hosted a New Year's reception in San Francisco.