Jörg is an immunobiologist with focus on host-pathogen interactions. He received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2012. Currently, Jörg is working as a Postdoc in the lab of Marc Veldhoen at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge (UK). He focuses on the intestinal immune system in homeostatic and infectious settings, combining the fields of immunology and parasitology. Scholarships from “The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology” and from Novartis Animal Health allowed him to work in various international research environments, like the NYU Medical School in New York City and the MBL in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Jörg is passionate about communication and networking. Supported by a scholarship from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation he received extensive training on communication and presentation skills early during his career, which motivated him to organise seminars on these topics for his fellow PhD students, as well as to constantly explore new avenues to improve his own skills. In doing so, he and his team reached the final of the UK’s 2012 “Biotechnology YES” young entrepreneurs competition.
Jörg: “Having been inspired by an EMBO lab management course, I joined hfp in June 2013. I am very much looking forward to be part of an enthusiastic team, with a vision that is central to my motivation as a scientist. I regard good leadership and extensive communication as key values for long term scientific success and I am keen to work with hfp on promoting these skills in the scientific community.”