Since 2007, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) grants the title to most talented researchers that started their own independent career upon successful competition in prestigious funding schemes. Next to ERC-, Emmy Noether- or Elite Network Bavaria programs, TUM recognizes and expands TUM-fellow status to the international selection of Helmholtz Pioneer Campus Principal Investigators. At HPC, we are much honored by this recognition, which will strengthen already existing and inspire new scientific interactions in Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) and TUM mutual core areas of exploration such as Biomedical Engineering and Digital Health.
Main benefits for the new TUM-fellows include:
- direct association with TUM, through a mentor usually affiliated with both TUM and Helmholtz Zentrum München.
- entitlement to supervise their own, and co-supervise PhD, Master or Bachelor students and comparable theses.
- support from the TUM Talent Factory for personal development and from TUM ForTe to navigate/ participate in numerous third-party funding schemes.
Conversely, the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus PI’s enrich Munich’s scientific eco-system with novel technologies, concepts and idea’s they transferred from globally leading institutions such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute & EBI (Cambridge, UK), ETH (Switzerland), MIT (Cambridge, USA) or the Max Planck Society (Germany).
The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus PI’s and their TUM/HMGU Mentors
- Dr. Oliver Bruns – Prof. V. Ntziachristos, Chair of Biological Imaging, TUM School of Medicine & Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging, HMGU
- Dr. Na Cai – Prof. Elefteria Zeggini, Chair of Translational Genomics, TUM School of Medicine & Director of the Institute of Translational Genomics, HMGU
- Dr. Jian Cui – Prof. M. Sattler, Chair for Biomolecular NMR-Spectroscopy, TUM Department of Chemistry & Director of the Institute of Structural Biology, HMGU
- Dr. Ben Engel – Prof. M. Sattler, Chair for Biomolecular NMR-Spectroscopy, TUM Department of Chemistry & Director of the Institute of Structural Biology, HMGU
- Dr. Celia Martinez-Jimenez – Prof. S. Herzig, Chair of Molecular Metabolic Control, TUM School of Medicine & Director of Division Diabetic Complications, HMGU
- Dr. Matthias Meier – Prof. Heiko Lickert, Chair of Beta Cell Biology, TUM School of Medicine & Director of Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration, HMGU