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Otto Warburg Lecture and Career Workshop, 7-8 January 2016


In January, you will have the chance to meet Nikolaus Pfanner, awarded with the Otto Warburg Medal 2015, in a lecture (January 7th) and in an interactive, space-limited session on science and career (January 8th). Moreover, there will take place a workshop on scientific publishing (January 8th). Find below the invitation of the hosts:

Dear Young Scientists,

the Otto Warburg Medal is the highest award of the German Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). This price has been awarded since 1963 to outstanding scientist, among these several Nobel laureates. Since 2015, the price is kindly sponsored by Elsevier and its flagship title Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) ( The Otto Warburg Medal 2015 was awarded to Nikolaus Pfanner (University of Freiburg) honoring his work on mitochondrial biogenesis and architecture.

To increase awareness of the award, the GBM together with BBA, will host the Otto Warburg Lecture Series in Heidelberg and Göttingen.

Nikolaus Pfanner will present the Otto Warburg lecture on January 7th at 5 pm at the historical Aula. On behalf of the GZMB we would like to invite you to attend this event and support the start of the series with your presence.

Meet the speaker session:

On January 8th students and postdocs will have the chance to freely discuss with Nikolaus Pfanner about issues of science and career. Due to limited space, we kindly ask you to register for this session by December 19th 2015 at


All students and postdocs are invited to join the workshop “Scientific publishing: publication process & career perspectives” with Dolors Alsina (BBA Executive Publisher) and Christian Schulz (Associate Publisher, Elsevier). Christian has been a student of the Molecular Biology program who recently joined Elsevier.

As suggested by students, the one hour workshop will address the following topics:

  • What to consider preparing a manuscript for publication.
  • The review process from an editor’s perspective.
  • From academia to a career in scientific publishing.

There will be ample opportunity for asking questions and to discuss during and after the workshop.

We hope that many of you will join the lecture and workshop and will help us to launch the Otto Warburg Lecture Series in Göttingen.

Thank you for your support

Ralf Ficner and Peter Rehling

Otto Warburg Lecture_poster

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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