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Diversity, Identity & Fate at Biomedical Frontiers

1st BMC Diversity Initiative Symposiu

September 25, 2024Poster V5 450x rgb
15:00 – 18:00
BMC, Small lecture Hall N040.042
Grosshaderner Str. 9, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Diversity in research and talent promotes excellence in science.

“Diversity, Identity and Fate at Biomedical Frontiers” alludes to different definitions of “diversity” relevant to science. Research at the Biomedical Center investigates the diversity, individuality and adaptability of cells. At the same time, we are committed to promote collaboration, diversity and scientific integrity within our scientific community.

With this symposium we want to spotlight that scientific excellence can best be achieved with broad academic and cultural backgrounds as well as multi-faceted lifestyles of the researchers that do the work. To recognize this diversity we invite 3 renowned Munich scientists to present their research and to share insights into experiences and challenges met during their scientific careers. Meet-the-speaker sessions following the talks, will provide opportunities for questions and open discussion. The program continues with an informal get-together.

All are welcome! Join us for this opportunity to network and exchange on exciting research as well as diversity in science – the topic that unites researchers from all cultures and at all stages of their careers. 

Registration is required for catering and meet-the-speaker session. Register here.


15:00 Welcome and opening remarks, Prof. Dr. Barbara Schraml

15:10-15:40 Prof. Kikuë Tachibana, PhD, Director of the Research Department Totipotency, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry; LMU Honorary Professor, Faculty of Biology
Title: tba

15:40 - 16:10 Prof. Dr. Ali Ertürk, Director of the Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) Helmholtz Munich, LMU Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Title: tba

16:10 - 16:40 Prof. Dr. Ulrike Protzer, Director of the Institute for Virology, TUM School of Medicine and Health; Director of the Institute of Virology, Helmholtz Munich
Title: Immune therapy to cure chronic HBV infection

Coffee break

17:00 - 17:45 Meet-the-Speaker sessions

17.45 Informal get-together in the BMC courtyard (weather permitting)


Organized and supported by the BMC Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion, SFB 1064, SFB 1054, TRR 359, Synergy Munich, TRR 274, TRR 332

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