Research in Germany at the 36th IUPS World Physiology Congress in Rio

(16.07.17) As part of the Research in Germany initiative, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be present at the 36th IUPS World Physiology Congress in Rio de Janeiro, to be held from 1st to 5th August.

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Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the DFG will promote a Lunch Session at the congress, taking place on August 3rd, from 12:00 to 13:00 in room 210 at the congress venue Riocentro.

At the event, representatives of the DFG, the DAAD and the AvH will give an insight into the country’s research landscape, funding schemes and collaboration opportunities. The invited scientist, Prof. Dr. Stefan Offermanns (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research), will briefly present his own research work and research experiences in Germany.


  • 12:00
  • 12:05
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Offermanns, Department of Pharmacology at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
  • 12:20
    Exchange and Fellowship Programmes of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    Maria Julia Torres, DAAD Office Rio de Janeiro
  • 12:30
    Funding Programmes of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Prof. Dr. Helmut Galle, DFG Liaison Scientist in Brazil
  • 12:40
    Opportunities offered by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (AvH)
    Prof. Dr. Mônica Santos de Freitas, AvH Ambassador Scientist from the Department of Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • 12:50
    Q&A Sessions

The event will be held in English, is free of charge and includes food and beverages.
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Throughout the congressrepresentatives of the DFG and the DAAD at the Research in Germany booth will provide information and individual consultation on research opportunities such as summer schools, post-graduate and PhD courses, post-doc positions, scientific cooperation as well as fellowships and funding programs

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