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Prizes, Scholarships and Independent Funding within the Group

"PhD Externships":
One pillar of our scientific training philosophy is to encourage and support our PhD students to take 3 months off their home projects and go to world-leading labs abroad. With Corona restrictions lifting, these externships are helping our students to acquire new skillsets and mindsets, while working on completely different topics that they independently design and propose. This refreshes the air during the PhD years, builds bridges to support postdoc applications and start collaborations, and is a prestigious and enjoyable recognition for our intellectual commitment and hard work.

  • Markus Müller: Evan Miller at UC Berkeley (2023; Joachim Herz fellowship & BaCaTec grant)
  • Lukas Zeisel: Andy Myers at Harvard (2023; Otto Bayer fellowship)
  • Jan Felber: Ben Cravatt at Scripps (2022)
  • Alex Sailer: Dirk Trauner at NYU (2021; DAAD fellowship)

Individual Awards within the group:
We strongly encourage and support our group members to secure individual funding and prizes. Winning your own funding is an integral step in an academic career, allows you to test your knowledge and ideas against the rigour of the peer review system, and is a prestigious recognition for any CV.

Markus Müller
BaCaTec Exchange Project 2023 (to UC Berkeley)

Lukas Zeisel
CeNS Publication Award 2022

Dr Julia Thorn-Seshold
CeNS Investment Award 2022

Alexander Sailer
Alexander von Humboldt
Postdoc Fellowship 2022

Markus Müller
Joachim-Herz Add-On
Research Fellowship 2022

Lukas Zeisel
Otto Bayer Fellowship
in Drug Discovery 2022

Dr Martin Reynders
CeNS Young Investigator 2021

Philipp Mauker
Joachim-Herz Add-On
Research Fellowship 2021

Elena Fajardo-Ruiz
Stiftung d. d. Wirtschaft
Fellowship 2021

Jan Felber
CeNS Nano Innovation Award 2021 - Silver Award

Dr Martin Reynders
SPP1926 Next Generation Optogenetics
Young Investigator Grant 2021

Dr Martin Maier
Merck Innovation Cup Winner
Pharmaceutical Competition 2021

Philipp Mauker
Studienstiftung d.d.V.
PhD Fellowship 2021

Lukas Zeisel
Römer Prize (MSc) 2020

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Adrian Müller-Deku
CeNS Publication Award 2020

Lukas Zeisel
Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
Kekulé PhD Scholarship 2020

Ben Winkler
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
PhD Fellowship 2020

Lukas Zeisel
Lindau Nobel Meeting Selectee
2020, 2021 & 2022

Alex Sailer
DAAD PhD Exchange scholarship
2021 (New York University)

Lena Poczka
FöFoLe & GRK2338
Dr. med. scholarship 2020

Julia Thorn-Seshold
Joachim-Herz Translational Research Fellowship 2019

Jan Felber
Studienstiftung d.d.V.
PhD Fellowship 2019

Magdalena Scheck
PROSA-LMU
Practical Fellowship 2019

Julia Thorn-Seshold & Kristina Loy
CiPSMwomen 2019 Fund

Jan Felber
Römer Prize (MSc) 2018