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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (3 Sep 2021, 14:00-15:30) with Dr. Irena Andreeva (BioNTech SE) “Working in a Company that’s Growing at Lightspeed”


We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Impulse Session with Dr. Irena Andreeva (BioNTech):

Irena is an alumna of the Molecular Biology MSc/PhD program. She performed her doctoral thesis in the lab of Prof. Marina Rodnina at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and finished her PhD in 2016. Prior to her PhD and Master Thesis in Göttingen, she did her bachelor in molecular biology  at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria.

After one year of postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and a short postgraduate advanced training in Cologne, Irena moved to Mainz and joined BioNTech SE (at that time RNA Pharmaceuticals) as a scientist. Since 2020 she has been holding a leadership position as an Associate Director overseeing the development of new RNA manufacturing processes. Irena will share insights and challenges into working in a company, which is growing at lightspeed.

  • Date: 3 Sep , 2021
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online session via zoom

Please write a short e-mail to if you plan to attend, so you’ll receive the log-in details in due time.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices.

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