The researchers were welcomed by Kurt Kapp, the acting Head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development, followed by a speech by Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess, Vice President of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
The HPC Principal Investigator Celia P. Martinez-Jimenez was honored by the invitation of the City of Munich to deliver a speech as part of the formal program. She shared insights of her previous career path and described unique opportunities, which the City of Munich and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus at the Helmholtz Zentrum München offer to significantly advance her academic career. Dr. Martinez-Jimenez’ research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of ageing and the identification of novel molecular markers of ageing (read more here).
After a performance by the Münchner Moriskentänzer, a dance ensemble of the Technical University Munich, guests took the chance to connect and exchange their individual experiences during the informal get together.
‘We are tremendously grateful to the City of Munich and all event organizers for acknowledging the importance of international arrivals to the Munich research community, welcoming and providing them with an important platform for connecting and establishing new relations’, says Dr. Thomas Schwarz-Romond, Director of Operations of the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus.
As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. The Helmholtz Zentrum München has about 2,300 staff members and is headquartered in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a member of the Helmholtz Association, a community of 19 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 37,000 staff members.