German Science Evening Featuring the Leibniz Association on Sept. 10
The Leibniz Association, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Center for Research and Innovation cordially invite the public to a German Science Evening on Monday, September 10.
Karl Ulrich Mayer, President of the Leibniz Association since 2009, will give an overview on the Leibniz Association including career opportunities for young scientists. With 16,800 employees and an annual budget of 1.4 billion euros, the publicly funded German Leibniz Association unites 86 research institutes covering the humanities and educational research, economics, social sciences and spatial research, life sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, and environmental research.
Karl Lenhard Rudolph, Scientific Director of the Fritz-Lipmann Institute (FLI) Jena, Germany - Leibniz Institute of Age Research will speak on the topic "Delaying Decline: The Relationship between Stem Cells, Aging, and Cancer." There is growing evidence that age-related alterations of stem cells can cause both tissue aging and carcinogenesis. Dr. Rudolph will introduce current concepts and research approaches to delineating molecular mechanisms of stem-cell aging that contribute to both processes.
The evening will be held at the office of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 1776 I St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC.
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Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Mayer is President of the Leibniz Association, Stanley B. Resor Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Yale, and Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. His major research areas are social stratification and mobility, life course and aging, as well as education and labor markets. Karl Ulrich Mayer is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea, the German National Academy Leopoldina, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He has been a member of the Science Europe Governing Board since October 2011.
Prof. Dr. med. K. Lenhard Rudolph is Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute of Age Research – Fritz-Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany. He was trained as an M.D. in gastroenterology before conducting postdoctoral studies at the Albert Einstein College in New York and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Rudolph has received a number of prestigious research grants and awards, including Emmy Noether funding, a Heisenberg professorship, and the Gottfried-Wilhelm Leibniz award from the German Research Foundation (DFG). His current research focuses on the analysis of molecular causes of stem-cell aging and their consequences for aging and cancer.