CEPLAS Career Speed Dating 2024


10 CEPLAS early career researchers participated in the speed dating to learn more about career opportunities and establish contacts outside academia.

During the event, the Early Career Researchers (ECR) met with seven representatives from various non-academic professional areas in a relaxed atmosphere at InnoDom Cologne.

After the external guests briefly introduced their personal career path and current companies, they individually talked to all participating CEPLAS ECRs in a one-to-one speed dating format. The ECRs used this special opportunity to gather individual feedback on their CVs and to discuss topics which were relevant to them, like specific job requirements etc.

The breaks between the speed dating rounds and a get-together in a nearby Bistro after the event provided further possibilities for networking and to continue discussions.


Participating speakers:

Dr. Amine Abbadi, Molecular Breeding and Project Management, NPZ Innovation GmbH

Niklas Fröjdholm, Strategy Intern, CinSoil GmbH

Dr. Meike Hüdig, Project Manager Contract Manufacturing, Miltenyi Biotec

Dr. Wolfgang Koch, Group Lead Plant Physiology, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA

Dr. Britta Nisius, Data Scientist Cheminformatics, BAYER AG /LifeHub Monheim

Dr. Artem Pankin, Bioinformatics Researcher, RIJK ZWAAN

Dr. Marcel van Verk, Vice-President Crop Data Science, Keygene