Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

German School of Journalism: Interview-Workshop for Young Scientists

Free places still available. Register now until August 31, 2021.

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The Centre is embarking on a cooperation with the renowned German School of Journalism to promote the exchange between young academics and journalists. A first online interview workshop is planned for 23 March 2022 with a subsequent plenary discussion. The number of participants is limited to 15 PhD students and postdocs, those interested in participating, have until 31 August to register.

The event is a joint initiative between the Communications Department, the HELENA Graduate School, our Human Resources Development Team and the German School of Journalism.

Aspiring journalists will interview young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) from our center about their current research projects. The interviews will take place in German and English, depending on the circumstances. In follow-up feedback sessions, participants will watch recordings of the interviews in small groups, discuss results and experiences, and give each other feedback. All participants will share their most valuable key learning points from the event. Concluding the session, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Protze, institute director of the Institute of Virology will speak about her experiences working with media and will be available for an open Q&A.

The entire event will take place online. Afterwards, the journalists will offer their articles to various media outlets (such as daily newspapers, consumer magazines) for publication.

Registration: The one-day online event is scheduled to take place on March 23, 2022.

Attention: The number of participants in the interview workshop is limited to 15 - therefore please register by 31 August at the latest (Email: presse@helmholtz-muenchen.de). We will inform you as soon as possible whether you are among the 15 participants.

The only prerequisite for participation is that you must have already published once in a scientific journal. Please send us the following additional information with your registration:

  • Do you prefer the interview to be conducted in German or English?
  • To which general subject area would you assign your research (please specify only one)?

- Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases
- Health and Environment
- Cell Programming and Repair
- Bioengineering and Digital Health
- Targets and Therapies
- Other: 
- Link to your publication in a peer-reviewed journal

For HELENA PhD students, the event will be credited with 12 working hours.