Welcome to the Göttingen Campus Postdoc Committee
In summer 2017 a group of postdoctoral researchers from across the Göttingen Campus initiated the formation of the Göttingen Campus Postdoc Network. The founding members (James Daniel, Rituparnu Chakrabarti and Vinodh Ilangovan) wanted to set up a network in which postdocs can easily exchange information and views, and represent their interests more strongly. If you want to know more or are interested to join please contact us at the Campus Office, or one of the committee members:
MPI of Experimental Medicine
James Daniel is a neuroscientist focusing on synaptic transmission between neurons. He completed his PhD at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Sydney, Australia) in 2008, focusing on mechanisms of dopamine release at single synapses. James then undertook a postdoc at the Children's Medical Research Institute (Sydney, Australia) where he worked on the development of novel inhibitors of synaptic vesicle endocytosis and their potential application in the treatment of epilepsy. In 2013 he moved to Göttingen, where he has been working in the Molecular Neurobiology Department of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, studying the molecular regulation of synaptic transmission. With regards to the Postdoctoral Network, James thinks that postdoctoral positions are a complicated and critical phase of the career of any researcher and often overlooked in terms of career support provided by universities and other research centers. James hopes to help achieve better representation for postdocs within Göttingen.
University Medical Center Göttingen
Rituparna Chakrabarti obtained her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Göttingen and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration (BIN), Göttingen. Her primary research focus is to study the neurotransmitter release and understand the nanostructures of specialized chemical synapses in the auditory systems. She envisions starting her research group in the coming years. Apart from spending countless hours behind electron microscope, Rituparna enjoys the interface of science, art and communication. She is currently the editor in chief of an online magazine called Club SciWri, which aims to simplify science for broader audiences and discuss some of the urgent issues faced in STEM careers. To unwind, she plays the mandolin and eagerly looks for a corner at a coffee house to slide herself in with a good read or company.
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Vinodh Ilangovan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen. He obtained his PhD from the University of Göttingen in 2016. He studies circadian clocks and sleep using an integrative approach by combining molecular genetics, animal behavior and evolutionary biology. He is an Open Science Ambassador and strongly advocates for the practice of responsible behaviors in scientific research. He is also a member of the early career advisory group of open access journal eLife. Vinodh enjoys experimenting with science communication through performing arts.
University of Göttingen
Deniz Kilincoglu is an intellectual and cultural historian of the nineteenth century with a particular interest in the Ottoman Empire. He received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. He is currently a research fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg. Deniz’s research has focused on the intercultural circulation of ideas, and its social, political, and cultural implications. His current project focuses on nationalism and emotions at the turn of the twentieth century. As a true believer and practitioner of interdisciplinarity, he uses methodological and theoretical insights from both the humanities and the cognitive sciences in his research. He is also working on developing a digital humanities project in cooperation with the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities. When he is not working, he loves reading fiction and thinking about the connections between fiction and reality.
University Medical Center Göttingen
Marko Markovic received the Master of Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of Belgrade in 2011 and the PhD degree at University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) in 2016. He was previously employed at Ottobock HealthCare GmbH and currently works as a researcher at UMG as well as a part-time lecturer at PFH, Goettingen. His researches and develops novel human-machine interfaces for upper limb prostheses. He considers that one of his most important roles is the education of future generations of students, and to this goal, he has actively supervised more than a dozen of master and bachelor theses. When not working he spends his time on reading books, playing video games and driving his bicycle.
University of Göttingen
Louisa Kulke conducted her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience at University College London (UK), investigating the development of attention from infancy to adulthood. After a research visit to the University of California, San Diego (US), she started her postdoc at Göttingen University. She is working in developmental psychology and affective neuroscience, unravelling the neural mechanisms of emotion and attention. She is an ambassador both for the Open Science Framework and for the Göttingen Open Source and Open Science Initiative of Psychology and she was the first scientist in Göttingen to win the Preregistration Challenge. Louisa enjoys teaching psychology to her students and a wider community. When she is not in the lab or in the lecture hall, she likes to play the guitar, travel around the world and make scrapbooks about her travels.
Postdoc at the Göttingen Campus
Are you a postdoc of the Göttingen Campus? Would you like to help build up a strong postdoc community and support positive change to the postdoctoral experience? Do you want to set up social gatherings or address topics that you find relevant for the future of academia? Please contact us to meet the postdoc team.
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