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HPC PI's awarded as TUM Junior Fellows

Three new HPC PI's - Janna Nawroth, Bastian Rieck and Paolo Casale- have been named Junior Fellows by the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Such recognition comes with examination rights at the respective TUM faculties and kick-starts scientific integration/collaborations of these international recruits within the vibrant Munich research community.
The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, together with the Helmholtz BioEngineering Center and the rapidly growing Artificial Intelligence in Health community, recruited three outstanding international talents as new PIs. Funded by competitive schemes (ERC Starting Grant for Janna Nawroth and the Bavarian HighTech Agenda for Bastian Rieck and Paolo Casale) and the success in an international call for Pioneer Campus PI’s led to their nomination as TUM Junior Fellows. This enables the Pioneers to supervise Bachelor-, Master as well PhD students, grants scientific access to the respective faculties, and provides further institutional support to flourish within the most vibrant and international Munich science community.

The Technical University of Munich grants the title Junior Fellow since 2007 to the 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. 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.

We are most grateful to the TUM/HMGU mentors Prof. Gil Westmeyer, host for Dr. Janna Nawroth at the Faculty of Chemistry; Prof. Fabian Theis, host for Dr. Bastian Rieck at the Faculty of Mathematics and Prof. Julia Schnabel, host for Dr. Paolo Casale at the Faculty of Computer Science.

Congratulations and a very warm welcome to our new TUM Junior Fellows.