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DIGS-BB Student Representatives

The DIGS-BB student representatives represent PhD student interests to improve their working and studying conditions within the PhD program. They act as a direct link between the PhD program administration and the PhD student body. They take part in relevant PhD program board meetings and are also in charge of organizing some of the PhD student-driven activities. DIGS-BB student representatives are elected by the PhD students twice a year.

The current DIGS-BB student representatives are:

StudReps

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Mohamad Almedawar

Predoc 2014/15

MTZ, Morawietz Group

Chiara Ceriotti

Predoc 2015/16

CRTD, Zeißig Group

Chiara on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

“I chose this PhD program for the variety of fields and opportunities of interdisciplinary collaborations with people from all over the world. Being a student representative is for me a challenge to be an active part in our program, side to side with a group of amazing people, helping to create a supportive environment for good science and great friendships.”

Chiara on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

Sílvia Llonch

Predoc 2014/15

CRTD, Ader Group

Sílvia on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

“When I arrived in Dresden I was impressed by the internationality and the sense of community and collaboration existing between different research groups in the Biopolis Dresden. This offers the possibility to do great science, combining very different fields and being up to date with the newest technologies!”

Sílvia on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

Jelena Popović

Predoc 2014/15

MTZ, Jessberger Group

Jelena on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

“I became a student representative as I am very interested in knowing all the small details of how our great program came to be. I wanted to help improve it even further, build a stronger bond with the PhD office and all predocs, including the very young new arrivals. And of course, being a part of the amazing group of people, which student representatives are :)”

Jelena on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

Ramya Ravindranathan

Predoc 2014/15

MTZ, Tóth Group

Eduardo Rojo

Predoc 2013/14

MTZ, Funk Group

Eduardo on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

“During most of my bachelor I was constantly involved in the organization of activities for students, mainly collaborating with the Students Council of my program. The biggest event I organized was an International Congress on Biotechnology called ‘Simbiosis’, which got a great feedback and was very much enjoyed by the student community.

“In the hope of contributing to the creation and organization of similar useful and enjoyable activities for my fellow PhD students is that I joined the DIPP/DIGS-BB StudReps. During my time with them, I have been actively involved in the organization of the yearly series of DIPP Vision Talks, in which the most voted members of our faculty, as well as extraordinary invited speakers, talk about their experiences in science, their motivation, the roadblocks they found on their way and what they envision for their field in the near future. It is very rewarding to have a packed auditorium with young scientists eager to know a bit more about their accomplished seniors.

“In organizing such talks, and participating in the organization of other events, I really feel I am contributing – at least with a tiny bit – in making our PhD Program as great as it is. And, of course, getting to do so together with an amazing group of StudReps is just fantastic!”

Eduardo on being a DIGS-BB StudRep