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First Career Impulse Session with Dr. Christina Schütte, Co-Founder and Senior Consultant of ProSciencia Beratungs-GmbH, 6 June 2013, 14:00

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Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics. I’m happy to announce that Dr. Christina Schütte will join our first Career Impulse Session. She is co-founder of the ProSciencia Beratungs-GmbH and senior consultant, specialized in grant writing, scientific writing, presentation and scientific project management. Her career calls attention to one of the many career paths besides academia and industry.

During the session, she will tell us about her career, how it was influenced and which career lessons she draws from experience. You will have the chance to raise questions and discuss with her, the group of participants and me about career decisions.

The session will take place on 6 June 2013, 14 o’clock in the GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, room 0.232.

I will organize some food and drink. If you are interested to take part, please let me know via e-mail (ggnb-career@gwdg.de) for organizational reasons. If you are not registered in our database, please do so in addition.

A few more words about Christina Schütte‘s career and expertise

After finishing a Masters in Chemistry at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Christina Schütte did a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Bonn, working on lipid and protein biochemistry in the context of neurodegenerative lipid storage disorders. In 2000, she proceeded to the Neurobiology laboratory at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen as a Research Associate working on neurotransmitter release in the group of Reinhard Jahn. During her scientific career, she co-authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and was involved in several grant applications. In 2004, she started to be self-employed. Since 2006 she has been part time lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck and since 2010, she is active as an evaluator for the EU in the Marie-Curie Program and since 2012 also in the Health Program.

Trainings and workshops she has done, for example, at:

  • Humboldt Graduate School Berlin,
  • Dahlem Research School Berlin,
  • Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin,
  • Graduate Center of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University München,
  • Staff Development of the University of Konstanz,
  • Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen, Dresden, Cologne, and Halle,
  • Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Heidelberg,
  • Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience at the University of
  • Tübingen, and
  • Integrated School of Ocean Science in Kiel.

Grant support she has offered, for example, at:

  • German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg,
  • Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding in Cologne,
  • University Hospital of Schleswig Holstein in Kiel,
  • University of Ulm,
  • Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK,
  • Aminol Ltd., UK,
  • University of Insubria in Varese, Italy, and
  • University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Types of grants she has expertise about are

  • EU Integrated Projects
  • EU Marie Curie Projects (Postdoc Fellowships)
  • EU Initial Training Networks
  • DFG Projects
  • Emmy Noether Projects
  • German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Projects
  • Programs for SMEs (e.g. ZIM)

You see that she has wide-ranging expertise and does an exciting job. I’m looking forward to what she will tell us and our joint discussion about career development!

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Author: Katrin Wodzicki

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

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