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Career Impulse Session with Christiane Menzfeld, Head of Public Relations at MPI for Biochemistry, 13 January 2017


We are happy to invite you to another Career Impulse Session titled “What does the public relations office of a research institute do?” with Dr. Christiane Menzfeld, Head of Public Relations at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried. The event is organized by PhDs and PostDocs of the MPI-ds/IMPRS-PCBS.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2017
Start: 15:00 o’clock
Location: Max-Plack-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, large seminar room, foyer

Information about the speaker:

Dr. Christiane Menzfeld studied biotechnology and worked as a PhD student and Postdoc at the Institute of Neuropathology and the Institute of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology of the University Medicine Göttingen, respectively.

After a short insight into the field of Medical Communication she moved to Munich and started to work at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried as the head of Public Relations. With about 850 employees, the Institute is one of the largest within the Max-Planck-Society.

In the talk, she will focus on different tasks of people working in the public relations office of a research institute, talking about her personal experience.

The team of a public relations office in a research institute supports the research groups, the managing director and coordinates public relation activities in the institute. It coordinates requests from citizens and journalist. It takes care of the internal and external website, writes and publishes press releases about the latest research findings and news about the researchers. The public relations office publishes internal newsletters and information material for employees and the interested public and organizes visitor programs and events for the public.

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