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Mission & Organization

Abgeschieden wohnen sie in Buchstabhausen an der Küste des Semantik, eines großen Sprachozeans. Ein kleines Bächlein namens Duden fließt durch ihren Ort und versorgt sie mit den nötigen Regelialien. Es ist ein paradiesmatisches Land, in dem einem gebratene Satzteile in den Mund fliegen.


The Hertha Sponer College aims on promoting students and early career researchers who intend to pursue an academic career at the interface of natural sciences and biomedicine. The College program is based on the specific training needs of students, young scientists and clinicians at various stages of their career. Training measures are designed to promote the scientific and personal development, networking among collegians, with PIs and the community. The Hertha Sponer College moreover provides fellowships for Clinician scientists and Junior Fellows to foster early independence. Two career development tracks The basic scientist track is dedicated to excellent students as well as early career researchers of the natural and life sciences interested in quantitative, interdisciplinary research. The clinician scientist track promotes excellent medical students and residents by providing a framework that supports them in combining clinical training and practice with research within the scope of MBExC. The educational concept complements existing programs for structured education available on the Göttingen Campus.


The Hertha Sponer College Leading committee is composed of MBExC members. Their obligation is the selection of collegians, and the constant development of the high-quality Hertha Sponer College program.

Prof. Dr. Claudia Steinem (Leader), University of Göttingen, Faculty of Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Stephan E. Lehnart (Deputy Leader), University Medical Center Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Matthias Dobbelstein, University Medical Center Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Axel Munk, University of Göttingen, Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Sciences

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