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Inclusion and Diversity in STEM
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EuroSTEMPeers

EuroSTEMPeers enables STEM graduates to access the global network for mentoring, empowerment, growth and support in their professional careers.

EuroSTEMPeers is the European chapter of a 13,000+ member strong global STEM network which aims to bring early stage STEM researchers together to seek collaborations, and help them transition to a variety of industrial, academic or entrerpreneurial roles.

After successfully hosting three STEMPeers meeting in the last two years (Boston August 2017, Brno April 2018 and New York August 2018), the EuroSTEMPeers 2019 in Berlin will bring a unique stage for young researchers and professionals to connect, communicate and take advantage of the STEMPeers network in building their future roadmap to success.

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Program

REGISTRATION

8:00 am
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Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am
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Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO, EIT Health (Keynote)

9:15 am
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Prof. Craig Garner, Co-founder SPARK Berlin

9:50 am
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Bejal Joshi, Founder/CEO, International Women in Science (iWiS)

10:20 am
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NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 am
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Dr. Markus Dettenhofer, Executive Director, CEITEC

11:15 am
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Dr. Chris Armbruster, Director Community, The Drivery GmbH

11:45 am
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NETWORKING LUNCH

12:05 pm
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Entrepreneurship Session

1:30 pm
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NETWORKING BREAK

2:50 pm
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Panel 1

Science publishing, communication and outreach
3:30 pm
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Panel 2

Opportunities in Pharma/Biotech
4:15 pm
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Panel 3

Inclusion and Diversity in STEM
5:00 pm
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Closing Remarks

5:45 pm
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Open-end discussions and networking

6:00 pm
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Organising Team

Mayur Vadhvani

Mayur completed his PhD in neuroscience from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany where he focuses on understanding the signalling mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders. Being a problem solver and a firm believer of the power of networking, he enjoys bringing people, science and businesses together for innovative solutions to complex problems.

Taraka Ramji Moturu

Taraka is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic. His specialization includes plant biology and bioinformatics. He is a pro-active scientist and pushes several student led initiatives.

Olga Arbach

Olga Arbach is an MD and PhD currently engaged in the translational SPARK Berlin program, a mentoring network aimed to accelerate the translation of university-based inventions into clinically relevant drugs and diagnostics. The effort to understand translational requirements and innovative approaches led her to pursue her MBA where she graduated with work on lean business modelling applied in the highly regulated world of life sciences. She continues her work as a SPARK project manager at the Berlin Institute of health contributing both clinical and business expertise and has profound understanding of entrepreneurship methods that have the power to enable us to shape and change ourselves and our world.

Nandan Vardarajan

Nandan is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. His research focus is on RNA quality control in mammalian cells. He has been actively involved in organising student activities right from his masters degree. Along with his peers at CEITEC and PhD Career Support Group, he co-organised the EuroSTEMPeers 2018.

Anzer Khan

Anzer is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. His research is focused on the role of the RNA editing enzyme (ADAR). Apart from his scientific endeavours, he is currently the graduate student representative at RNA-Junior Scientists Committee, which is a part of RNA Society. He has been actively involved in many student initiatives at CEITEC and co-organised EuroSTEMPeers 2018.

Annesha Lahiri

Annesha started her career in infection biology and obtained a PhD from the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. She then made a transition into the medical device industry and her specialisations are in the neurosurgical and the trauma sector. She now works as the Head of regulatory affairs at aap Implantate AG, helping with global medical device regulatory strategising.

Tanmoy Samaddar

Tanmoy did his PhD in molecular neuroscience from the University of Göttingen, Germany and is presently working in the area of Alzheimer’s disease research in DZNE, Bonn, Germany. He is deeply passionate about art, history and especially politics and could spend hours debating over a mug of steaming tea.

Rohit Wadhwa

Rohit is a software professional at Verivox GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany. He has been working in the software industry for 12+ years. In the past, he worked for several organisations like IAEA and United Nations. He has been working for the Indian diaspora in Germany and is enthusiastic about Indo-German business corridor. Currently, he is the treasurer at Heidelberg Indian Students Association. His, experiences in hosting/organising cultural, startup pitch and business events for e.g. GIBF is of great value.

Rituparna Chakrabarti

Rituparna is a postdoctoral neuroscientist at the University of Göttingen, Germany, working in the area of deafness research. Her, desire for STEM community development and science outreach, allowed her to lead several cross-functional teams. She is the current editor-in-chief at Club SciWri and the founding member of Göttingen Campus Postdoc Community. Additionally, she co-founded STEMPeers Newsletter and started her own platform called the Serendipity Brain, to simplify science. To unwind, she plays the mandolin and explores good coffee houses.

Jubin Shah

Jubin works as the conference head at XPOMET© Medicinale, Berlin, Germany, which connects major next-generation healthcare players. He obtained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and did his postdoctoral research at BioMedX Innovation Center, Heidelberg. In general, he is a science enthusiast and love to think beyond the aspect of normalcy.

Sponsors Team

Abhiyan Viplav

Abhiyan obtained his master's degree in molecular biology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is soon finishing his PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Münster, Germany; as a part of International Max Planck Graduate School. He enjoys communicating science, meeting people and very much looking for his next stepping stones to explore opportunities outside academia.

Eshita Mutt

Eshita is an experienced bioinformatics and data scientist, with a passion for using analysis pipelines to discover and develop effective drugs for complex pathologies. She is completing her postdoctoral research (with Marie Curie-PSI co-fund fellowship) from Paul Scherrer Institute, in the field of GPCRs (highly targeted proteins in drug discovery).

Maliha Shah

Maliha did her undergrad and master’s in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. After that, she pursued her PhD in the area of Parkinson’s disease at the Max-Delbrück Center, Berlin, Germany. She is currently the Head of department-science at Alpha-Telemed AG, Berlin, which provides telemedicine systems for Parkinson’s patients. She is also the President of the Penn Alumni Club of Germany. She enjoys travelling and learning new languages, the pursuit of which allowed her to visit 45 countries and speak 8 languages. She is very active when it comes to races (running and swimming) and has 100 under her belt.

Priyanka Banerjee

Priyanka is a research scientist at the Institute of Physiology, University-Medicine, Berlin. She is currently appointed as a lecturer at the Freie University Berlin for MSc Bioinformatics course. She has received her Ph.D. from the Humboldt University, Berlin, and studied masters in Life Science Informatics at the University of Bonn. Her fields of interest are computer-aided drug design, cheminformatics, and computational toxicology. Her current work is focused on patient-centric drug discovery, and applications of theoretical methods integrated with experimental observations in understanding the risk-benefit profile of drugs.

Vikram Ratnu

Vikram is a postdoctoral researcher specialising in neuropsychiatric disease models at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. He has finished his PhD in Neuroscience from University of Queensland, Australia. He is keenly interested in clinical trial management in biopharma sector.

Vinay Murtadak

Vinay is a trained virologist with a PhD from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He loves connecting with people from different walks of life and hearing their stories. He is a passionate theater enthusiast and performing artist himself.

Organising Team

Mayur Vadhvani

Mayur completed his PhD in neuroscience from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany where he focuses on understanding the signalling mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders. Being a problem solver and a firm believer of the power of networking, he enjoys bringing people, science and businesses together for innovative solutions to complex problems.

Taraka Ramji Moturu

Taraka is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic. His specialization includes plant biology and bioinformatics. He is a pro-active scientist and pushes several student led initiatives.

Olga Arbach

Olga Arbach is an MD and PhD currently engaged in the translational SPARK Berlin program, a mentoring network aimed to accelerate the translation of university-based inventions into clinically relevant drugs and diagnostics. The effort to understand translational requirements and innovative approaches led her to pursue her MBA where she graduated with work on lean business modelling applied in the highly regulated world of life sciences. She continues her work as a SPARK project manager at the Berlin Institute of health contributing both clinical and business expertise and has profound understanding of entrepreneurship methods that have the power to enable us to shape and change ourselves and our world.

Nandan Vardarajan

Nandan is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. His research focus is on RNA quality control in mammalian cells. He has been actively involved in organising student activities right from his masters degree. Along with his peers at CEITEC and PhD Career Support Group, he co-organised the EuroSTEMPeers 2018.

Anzer Khan

Anzer is a doctoral research fellow at Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. His research is focused on the role of the RNA editing enzyme (ADAR). Apart from his scientific endeavours, he is currently the graduate student representative at RNA-Junior Scientists Committee, which is a part of RNA Society. He has been actively involved in many student initiatives at CEITEC and co-organised EuroSTEMPeers 2018.

Annesha Lahiri

Annesha started her career in infection biology and obtained a PhD from the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. She then made a transition into the medical device industry and her specialisations are in the neurosurgical and the trauma sector. She now works as the Head of regulatory affairs at aap Implantate AG, helping with global medical device regulatory strategising.

Tanmoy Samaddar

Tanmoy did his PhD in molecular neuroscience from the University of Göttingen, Germany and is presently working in the area of Alzheimer’s disease research in DZNE, Bonn, Germany. He is deeply passionate about art, history and especially politics and could spend hours debating over a mug of steaming tea.

Rohit Wadhwa

Rohit is a software professional at Verivox GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany. He has been working in the software industry for 12+ years. In the past, he worked for several organisations like IAEA and United Nations. He has been working for the Indian diaspora in Germany and is enthusiastic about Indo-German business corridor. Currently, he is the treasurer at Heidelberg Indian Students Association. His, experiences in hosting/organising cultural, startup pitch and business events for e.g. GIBF is of great value.

Rituparna Chakrabarti

Rituparna is a postdoctoral neuroscientist at the University of Göttingen, Germany, working in the area of deafness research. Her, desire for STEM community development and science outreach, allowed her to lead several cross-functional teams. She is the current editor-in-chief at Club SciWri and the founding member of Göttingen Campus Postdoc Community. Additionally, she co-founded STEMPeers Newsletter and started her own platform called the Serendipity Brain, to simplify science. To unwind, she plays the mandolin and explores good coffee houses.

Jubin Shah

Jubin works as the conference head at XPOMET© Medicinale, Berlin, Germany, which connects major next-generation healthcare players. He obtained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and did his postdoctoral research at BioMedX Innovation Center, Heidelberg. In general, he is a science enthusiast and love to think beyond the aspect of normalcy.

Sponsors Team

Abhiyan Viplav

Abhiyan obtained his master's degree in molecular biology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is soon finishing his PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Münster, Germany; as a part of International Max Planck Graduate School. He enjoys communicating science, meeting people and very much looking for his next stepping stones to explore opportunities outside academia.

Eshita Mutt

Eshita is an experienced bioinformatics and data scientist, with a passion for using analysis pipelines to discover and develop effective drugs for complex pathologies. She is completing her postdoctoral research (with Marie Curie-PSI co-fund fellowship) from Paul Scherrer Institute, in the field of GPCRs (highly targeted proteins in drug discovery).

Maliha Shah

Maliha did her undergrad and master’s in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. After that, she pursued her PhD in the area of Parkinson’s disease at the Max-Delbrück Center, Berlin, Germany. She is currently the Head of department-science at Alpha-Telemed AG, Berlin, which provides telemedicine systems for Parkinson’s patients. She is also the President of the Penn Alumni Club of Germany. She enjoys travelling and learning new languages, the pursuit of which allowed her to visit 45 countries and speak 8 languages. She is very active when it comes to races (running and swimming) and has 100 under her belt.

Priyanka Banerjee

Priyanka is a research scientist at the Institute of Physiology, University-Medicine, Berlin. She is currently appointed as a lecturer at the Freie University Berlin for MSc Bioinformatics course. She has received her Ph.D. from the Humboldt University, Berlin, and studied masters in Life Science Informatics at the University of Bonn. Her fields of interest are computer-aided drug design, cheminformatics, and computational toxicology. Her current work is focused on patient-centric drug discovery, and applications of theoretical methods integrated with experimental observations in understanding the risk-benefit profile of drugs.

Vikram Ratnu

Vikram is a postdoctoral researcher specialising in neuropsychiatric disease models at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. He has finished his PhD in Neuroscience from University of Queensland, Australia. He is keenly interested in clinical trial management in biopharma sector.

Vinay Murtadak

Vinay is a trained virologist with a PhD from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He loves connecting with people from different walks of life and hearing their stories. He is a passionate theater enthusiast and performing artist himself.

EuroSTEMPeers 2018