Gender and Science Meet 2015 of SFB1158


Being a young group leader and junior faculty is one of the most challenging and vulnerable periods in a scientific career. Not only is one faced with the challenges of establishing and leading an independent research program and training students in the laboratory, but also the uncertainty of the future in terms of tenure and sustainability of funding looms overhead. It was therefore a very helpful and insightful experience for young female project leaders in SFB 1158 to interact with each other in a relaxed setting and swap positive and negative experiences and the do’s and don’ts of project and career planning.

This was particularly facilitated by the participation of Rebecca Seal, a Professor for Neurobiology at Pittsburgh University, who has recently successfully crossed these hurdles and could give fresh insights into the challenges towards creating an independent name in science, negotiating tenure and dealing with potential gender bias in career development.


  • Annual International Research Symposium 2018

    Annual International Research Symposium 2018

    Read more ...  
  • Linette Tan wins German Pain Prize

    At the German Pain Congress (Deutscher Schmerzkongress), SFB Scientist Dr. Linette Tan was honored with this year's prize for basic science. Other scientists working in the Heidelberg Pain Consortium also received prizes.

    Read more ...  
  • Young Scientists Retreat

    On 1-2 October 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium Young Scientists Team hosted the Young Scientists Retreat at the Siegfriedbrunnen Ringhotel in Grasselenbach.

    Read more ...  
  • Nitin Agarwal wins Rising Star Grant

     Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been awarded a grant in this year's "Rising star initiative", presented by Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.


  • Grant writing workshop

    In July 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium hosted a grant writing workshop for trainees and postdocs 

    Read more ...