Photonics is a strongly growing sector of the economy and a major research area in Europe. In Thuringia and in particular in Jena, the scientific and industrial location is shaped by universities, research institutes and companies in the field of optics and photonics. While the number of young, well-trained female graduates is high, women who hold a leading position in academia and high-tech industry are still underrepresented.
The workshop “Women in Photonics“ aims at connecting excellent female scientists at the beginning of their career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies.
The focus of this year’s workshop will be on:
The workshop addresses female postdocs and PhD students working in these research areas, who want to present their own work and build up new networks. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and jointly develop strategies for a successful professional career.
The event is free of charge after registration.
Are you interested in presenting your institute, company, network, etc. at the workshop? Then please contact marc.skupch(at)leibniz-ipht.de for more information. There are numerous ways you can participate in the event.
I am very convinced that the young scientists who took part in the event will use the experience from this event in their own professional life and I am sure they learned a lot both for their professional and personal life.
At the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, scientists use light to find solutions to questions and urgent problems in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Under the motto “Photonics for Life”, they research light-based technologies that make our lives safer, healthier and cleaner. Especially in the field of optical health technologies, Leibniz IPHT, in cooperation with partners from research and industry, is specifically promoting translation: the transfer of research results into applicable solutions – from Ideas to Instruments.
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
07745 Jena | Germany
The program may still be subject to change. You can download the most recent version here:
|Sunday, May 22nd||Welcome Reception|
|6 pm - 10 pm||Registration, Dinner & Get-Together|
|Monday, May 23rd||Science Day @ Leibniz IPHT|
|8:30 am - 9 am||Welcome Note // Csilla, Gergely, Laura Marcu, Juergen Popp|
|9 am - 10 am||Career Report I // Prof. Csilla Gergely, University of Montpellier|
|10 am - 10:30 am||Coffee Break|
|10:30 am - 12 pm||Scientific Talks // Session A|
|12 pm - 1 pm||Lunch Break|
|1 pm - 2 pm||Invited Talk // tba|
|2 pm - 3 pm||Scientific Talks // Session B|
|3 pm - 3:30 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:30 pm - 5 pm||Scientific Talks // Session C|
|Tuesday, May 24th||Career Day @ Leibniz IPHT|
|8:45 am - 9 am||Welcome and Introduction|
|9 am - 10 am||Career Report II // tba|
|10 am - 10:15 am||Coffee Break|
|10:15 am - 11 am||Career Opportunities in Academia|
|11 am - 12 pm||Networking, One-on-One Sessions & Coffee Break|
|12 pm - 1 pm||Career Opportunities Session in Industry|
|1 pm - 3 pm||Networking, One-on-One Sessions & Lunch Break|
|2 pm - 5 pm||IPHT Lab Tours|
|7 pm - 11 pm||Networking Party|
|Wednesday, May 25th||Workshop Day @ Normannenhaus|
|8:45 am - 9 am||Welcome & Introduction|
|9 am - 10 am||Career Report III // Prof. Laura Marcu, UC Davis|
|10 am - 10:30 am||Coffee Break|
|10:30 am - 12:30 pm||Career Workshop Morning Session|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:30 pm - 3:30 pm||Career Workshop Afternoon Session|
|3:30 pm - 4 pm||Wrap Up & Farewell // Csilla Gergely, Laura Marcu, Juergen Popp|
The workshop was a wonderful example of industries, universities and disciplinary societies working together to support underrepresented groups. The opportunity for these women to connect with each other, and share their biophotonics expertise was invaluable.
Conferencing provides a great a forum to interact with leaders in the field and the start as well as building of your network both of which are key to being successful in both the academic as well as commercialization the world.
The major train connections with Deutsche Bahn to Jena are:
For timetables and tickets please visit: http://www.deutschebahn.com/en
You can purchase tickets at the train station on the day of your travel and do not necessarily have to make a reservation in advance.
The closest airport is in Leipzig-Halle (70 km away from Jena). Bigger airports are located in Berlin and Frankfurt (300 km away from Jena). Other major airports are Munich and Düsseldorf (400 kms away from Jena).
Jena can also be reached by long-distance busses from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. For timetables and tickets please visit: http://www.meinfernbus.de/en
Jena can be reached