Group leader position for Jolle Jolles

We congratulate Jolle Jolles (Postdoctoral Fellow / Dept. of Biology) who has accepted a position as independent postdoctorate researcher at the Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain.

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2 new and old Executive Committee Members elected

In the Assembly of Members on 9 February, the fellows reelected Nihan Toprakkiran (Postdoctoral Fellow/Politics and Public Administration) and Henri Kauhanen (Postdoctoral Fellow/Linguistics) to serve for a second term of office as members in the Executive Committee.

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Permanent Position for Gianluca Rastelli

We congratulate Gianluca Rastellli (Research Fellow / Dept. of Physics) who has received a permanent position as scientific researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca).

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“Reaching the top of Mount Everest”

Thomas Böttcher has been a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg and junior research group leader at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Konstanz since 2014. In October 2020 he was appointed as Professor for Microbial Biochemistry at the University of Vienna. We spoke with him about his experiences in Konstanz, his advice for the German university landscape and his plans for Vienna.

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Lectureship for Sasha Kosanic

We congratulate Sasha Kosanic (Alumna / Dept. of Biology) who has started a lectureship at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, at the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

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Lecturer Position for Janina Beiser-McGrath

We congratulate Janina Beiser-McGrath (Alumna / Dept. of Politics and Public Administration) who has accepted a lecturer position in Politics and International Relations (Quantitative Methods) at the Centre for International Security at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

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Avoiding summer’s sting

Stinging insects—especially those with a predilection for our picnics—can be the sting in the tail of summer. But knowing a bit about the biology and behaviour of stinging insects can help us coexist for the brief period we’re together outdoors, says bee researcher Morgane Nouvian, member of the Zukunftskolleg and the Cluster of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”.

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Double Success for Alumnus Ilja Serzants

We congratulate Ilja Serzants (Alumnus / Dept. of Linguistics) who was appointed to a W2 Professorship in Slavic Linguistics with a focus on historical linguistics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.

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Zukunftskolleg Statement of Solidarity

People in the US and around the world are coming together to protest against institutionalized racism and racialized violence. We, too, cannot remain silent and continue with ‘research as usual’.

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