New ZUKOnnect and Herz Cohort at the Zukunftskolleg

We cordially welcome the following ZUKonnect and Herz Fellows who joined the Zukunftskolleg on 1 July 2022 virtually for one year. They will be on-campus for 3 to 4 months from autumn 2022:

Deepanshu Bhatt (Chemistry; doctoral candidate from India; research project: “Electrochemically active, luminescent and biocompatible Polymer@Metal-Organic Framework Composites for potential biosensor applications”; local host: Helmut Cölfen)

JinKiong Ling (Physics; PhD candidate from Malaysia; research project: “Polymer-embedded Metal Halide Perovskites for Enhanced Stability of Blue Light Emitting Diode”; local host: Lukas Schmidt-Mende)

Emma Mavodza (History and Sociology; PhD candidate from Zimbabwe; research project: “Digital financial service innovation for inclusion of women in the Global South: Examining mobile money use in Eswatini’s traditional informal markets in Manzini”; local host: Boris Holzer)

Diego Fabián Morales Navarrete (Biology; Post Doc from Chile; research project: “Cell signalling data mapping into cell trajectories from live imaging”; locals host: Patrick Müller) – digital only.

Angelo Javier Neira Albornoz (Manfred Ulmer Fellowship; Computer and Information Science; PhD candidate from Chile; research project: “Development of continuous improvement QSAR models to predict sorption of organic pesticides in soils at field conditions”; local host: Andreas Spitz)

Pedro Panhoca Silva (Literature, Art and Media; Post Doc from Brazil; research project: “Studying literary adaptation for the gamebook format. The case of Apuleius' Metamorphoses”; local host: Barbara Feichtinger)

Kanuengnit Wayo (Biology; Post Doc from Thailand; research project: “Introduced plant-pollinator interactions across a gradient of anthropogenic landscapes”; local host: Mark van Kleunen)

Yuqi Zou (Biology; Post Doc from China; research project: “The fitness consequences of collective coordination during predator mobbing”; local host: Iain Couzin/ Michael Griesser)

We are very happy to gain new people from different countries – such as Chile, Malaysia, Thailand and Zimbabwe; and from various disciplines – ranging from Literature, Art and Media to Computer and Information Science as well as Biology. Their projects involve topics like “Energy Price Volatility, Competitiveness and Innovation in the South African (SA) wine Industry” and “The fitness consequences of collective coordination during predator mobbing”.

In 2020, the University of Konstanz won the Henriette Herz Award launched by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung to promote the active recruitment of excellent international early career researchers and support their integration into the German and global academic community.

As the foundation “Manfred Ulmer-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft” at the University of Konstanz for the second time funds one of the ZUKOnnect Fellowships, we are glad to announce that Angelo Javier Neira Albornoz was selected by the foundation.

Find more information about the ZUKOnnect and Herz Fellows here.