Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

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DIGS-BB Student Representatives

The DIGS-BB student representatives act on behalf of the PhD students as a direct link between the program administration and the students to improve working and studying conditions within the PhD program. They are members in relevant PhD program boards 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:

Felix Lansing

Predoc 2017

Medical Faculty, Buchholz Group

Felix on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

I became a StudRep to keep the unity of the PhD students among the DIPP program and represent their voice to allow the best conditions that are possible. One of the key advantages of the DIPP program is the diversity of different research fields found in Dresden among the institutes. However, to keep the students in touch it is of main importance for me to support their interaction that is often organized by the StudReps (Sports events, seminars, conferences etc.). This creates an interactive, friendly, and creative work atmosphere and strengthens the PhD society, which is the key for a good time in Dresden.

Felix on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

Lukas Schmitt

Predoc 2017/18

Medical Faculty, Buchholz Group

Shady Sayed

Predoc 2016

Medical Faculty, Buchholz Group

Shady on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

I think one of the greatest strengths of the DIPP is the level of interdisciplinary research. To help achieve such high level of interdisciplinarity, StudReps have their share of responsibility. Whether it is for a new project, seminar series or helping out during annual events (e.g. selection weeks, career days, etc) I enjoy brainstorming sessions with the amazing group of StudReps, which is always a great chance to network, expand our knowledge and, of course, to have fun. Meanwhile, I believe in being active in the society we’re living in and having extracurricular activities to improve our PhD program, making Dresden more ‘attractive’ goes hand in hand with my scientific progress.

Shady on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

Stephen Enos

Predoc 2017/18

PLID, Speier Group

Victoria Yan

Predoc 2016

BIOTEC, Grill Group

Victoria on being a DIGS-BB StudRep

I volunteered to be a DIGS-BB studrep, because I want to continue to foster the strong community feeling in our DIPP program. I would like to continue the survey research into student life and career prospects of DIPP students.

Victoria on being a DIGS-BB StudRep