WiSS 2021 Speakers


  • Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz – Mammalian Embryo and Stem Cell Group, University of Cambridge, UK. Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA.

  • Prof Maya Schuldiner - Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.


  • Dr. Dragomir Milovanovic - Principal Investigator, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Berlin.

  • Dr Sushma-Nagaraja Grellscheid - Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway and Assistant Professor at Durham University, UK.

  • Prof Alexandre Bonvin - Professor of Computational Structural Biology, Scientific Director of the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


  • Dr Pamela Williams – Senior Director, Molecular Sciences, Astex Pharmaceuticals.

  • Dr. Carien Dekker - Senior Principal Scientist, Novartis.

  • Dr Alicja Czubaty - IT Expert Business Analyst, Roche Global IT Solution Centre.

  • Dr Stefan Merkl – Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder of CrystalsFirst GmbH.

Mainstream careers:

  • Dr Danielle Desravines – Grants Officer, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Grenoble, France, and Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Dr Karin Kuehnel - Senior Editor, Nature Communications. London, UK.

  • Dr Radika Patnala – Founder and Director Sci-Illustrate, Munich, Germany.

  • Dr Bianka Siwińska – CEO Perspektywy Education Foundation.

Facts and figures:

  • Dr Marem Jochimsen – Essen College of Gender Studies, Essen-Duisburg University, Germany. Vice-president of the European Platform of Women Scientists.

  • Prof Gisbert Stoet - Department of Psychology, University of Essex, England.

  • Dr Izabela Wagner - Associated Professor of Sociology at Collegium Civitas - Warsaw/Poland, Associated Researcher in DynamE - Dynamiques Européennes (L’UMR7367 - CNRS - Université de Strasbourg), Fellow ICM PARIS at the Institut Convergence Migration.

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The symposium is financed by the "Excellent science - support for scientific conferences" program of the Ministry of Education and Science (formerly the Ministry of Science and Higher Education). 

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