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BIGS DrugS Kick-Off-Meeting and 1. Graduate Symposium 2017

The BIGS DrugS Kick-Off-Meeting for Class 2017 took place together with the first BIGS DrugS Graduate Symposium on the 6th of December 2017 at the Pharmaceutical Institute of the University of Bonn.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfeifer, BIGS DrugS Speaker, held the opening speech, highlighting benefits and opportunities of the BIGS DrugS program. Afterwards, the coordinator of the BIGS DrugS, Dr. Anne Carstensen, introduced the BIGS DrugS to the new students. Afterwards, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jaehde, member of the BIGS DrugS steering committee, introduced all new students of the BIGS DrugS Class 2017.

 

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BIGS DrugS Class 2017 and the head of the class, PD Dr. Anke Schiedel (left)

 

Afterwards, Mrs. Clara Kaminsky from the Bonn Graduate Center (BGC) introduced the program offered by the BGC to support doctoral students. Before the Coffee Break, the international guest speaker, Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Statsyuk, Assistent Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Houston in US, presented insights into his work on drugging the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System.

In the Poster Session during the following Coffee Break, all BIGS DrugS students had the opportunity to present their scientific work to the other students and principial investigators of the BIGS DrugS.

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After the Poster Session, selected BIGS DrugS students of Class 2014 gave a talk, presenting results from their PhD projects.

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Furthermore, our guest from Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Nils Burkhardt (VP, Head Lead Discovery Wuppertal, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Germany), gave a talk on "Drug Discovery at Bayer Pharmaceuticals" providing additional insights into the work in a pharmaceutical company and answering questions on scientific details and career opportunities.

In the end, Prof. Dr. Christa E. Müller, BIGS DrugS Speaker, closed the meeting and announced the winners of the 5 Poster Prizes.

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