Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

Doctoral student representatives

In order to enable an optimal range of courses and events offered by the Graduate Centre for doctoral students at the Faculty, the wishes of all doctoral students should be taken into account when preparing and organising new initiatives. In addition, wishes and problems of general interest should be able to be addressed and discussed.

This is ensured by way of elected doctoral student representatives. The doctoral student representatives function as the voice and mediator between doctoral students, the Graduate Centre coordinator and the Faculty Committee (represented by the Deputy Dean for Research and the group of academic staff on the Faculty Committee).

The doctoral students in each department of the Faculty are represented by a doctoral student representative. During the initial phase of the Graduate Centre, these roles will be fulfilled in the first instance by volunteers. In the medium term, however, the doctoral student representatives should be elected by all doctoral students.


The current doctoral student representatives are:

Rafael Deliz-Aguirre, Kimberly Hartl and Sharareh Salehi (Biology, Biophysics)

Mikayel Avagyan and Isabel Zentgraf (Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences)

Kim Klüber and Maria Glaser (Psychology)


If you have questions for the doctoral student representatives, please send them by E-mail to