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Future WiNS: New Energies for a Sustainable World

An international scientific conference in Berlin-Adlershof

7 – 9 December 2022, Erwin Schrödinger Zentrum (0’101)

“Future WiNS” as an interdisciplinary event brings together a community of natural scientists from all fundamental and applied research fields – from mathematics and computer science to geography and engineering – to discuss current challenges in energy research and viable strategies for sustainable solutions. During a two-day workshop, we aim to bring to Berlin established researchers and young talents from national and international academic and extra-academic institutions giving keynote presentations in the respective areas. An evening poster session will give the opportunity to all participants, including students, to share their results and ideas in an informal and barrier-free context. In this spirit, we plan a social event open to all participants where topics related to career development and opportunities, professional and personal empowerment, and networking are discussed in a friendly and cheerful atmosphere.



Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi, Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner, Dr. Petya Jordan, and Dr. Petra Metz


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Target group

The conference is open to participants of all genders, background, and level of career.



Caroline Geiersbach - Weierstrass Institute, Berlin

Marie Gentzmann - Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover

Anya Heider - Reiner Lemoine Institut, Berlin

Lijia Long, Siemens Gamesa

Clara Marshall - Fritz Haber Institut, Berlin

Ankita Mitra - Vaayu, Berlin

Juliana Morbec - Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

Caren Tischendorf - HU, Berlin



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Poster session

All participants – especially those in an early career stage– are warmly encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster session according to this template.The best posters will be awarded with poster prizes!



A contingent of rooms in a nearby hotel is reserved for the participants at a discounted rate:

Airport Hotel

Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 14
12489 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 7202222 000



Childcare for children younger than 12 will be provided on site during the whole time of the conference free of charge for the participants. If you need childcare, please do not forget to fill up the corresponding field in the registration form.



From Berlin Central Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof):

  • Icon S-Bahn 9 (destination Flughafen BER T1-2) to Adlershof
  • walk to station Messe Nord/ICC (approx. 4 minutes)
  • Icon S-Bahn 46 (destination Königs Wusterhausen) to Adlershof
  • From Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER), Terminal 1-2:
  • Icon S-Bahn 9 (destination Spandau) or Icon S-Bahn 45 (destination Südkreuz) to Adlershof
  • walk to station BER T-5 (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Icon S-Bahn 9 (destination S Spandau), Icon S-Bahn 45 (destination Südkreuz) or Icon S-Bahn 85 (destination Pankow) to Adlershof

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Past events:

Lessons learned in academia - a series of virtual networking meetings with talks and discussions

15 June 2022, 3-4pm

How to get active during the doctorate: Grass-root activism and other “side projects”

Katharina Bögl (HU Berlin)


10 May 2022, 3-4pm

How to combine entrepreneurship and sustainability

Dr. Jennifer Rasch (Goldmarie Finanzen) and Katja Brunner (Humboldt-Innovation)


03 March 2022, 15-16:30

Understanding selection committees for professorships

Talk by Prof. Caren Tischendorf (HU) and Prof. Maite Wilke Berenguer (HU) followed by discussion


24 Feb 2022, 14:30-15:30

Lessons learned in female leadership

Talk by Dr. Kathrin Goldammer, Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI) followed by discussion


11 Feb 2022, 15-16

A career path as a woman in applied quantum optics

Virtual lab tour and career talk by Dr. Sofia Pazzagli (HU) on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science


13 December, 3-4 pm
Gender bias and diversity
Talk by Dr. Arezoo Pooresmaeili followed by discussion


10 Nov 2021, 2-4 pm
Fit for third-party funding: Opportunities and programmes after the PhD
Dr. Maria Abad Andrade, Research Advisor at Research Service Centre/ HU


23 June 2021, 15:30-17 pm

Hochschulprofessorin werden: Voraussetzungen, Rahmenbedingungen und Möglichkeiten für Naturwissenschaftlerinnen

Information event (in German!) with

Susanne Plaumann (Beuth Hochschule) and Prof. Juliane Siegeris (HTW Berlin)


26 May 2021, 3-4 pm

Lessons learned about entrepreneurship.

Virtual networking meeting with

Dr. Dominik Sarma, Belyntic


29 April 2021, 3- 4 pm

Lessons learned in academia.

Virtual networking meeting with

Dr. Franziska Emmerling, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)


11 February 2021, 4-5:30 pm

Free live webinar on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

María Piquer-Rodríguez, Geo.X Postdoctoral Researcher (Young Academy) at FU/ HU Berlin
A career path as a woman in land-use and sustainability sciences

María Piquer-Rodríguez, a scientist from the Earth Observation Lab of the Geography Department of HU and the Latinamerica Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin, will give an overview of her research topics at the intersection of different institutions and disciplines and tell us about her career path as a woman in ecology and land-use sciences.

If you missed the event or just want to see the presentation again, here it is.


29 October 2020, 3-4pm

Auslandsaufenthalte und Austauschmöglichkeiten mit internationalen Hochschulen

Information event (in German) with Ruben Assmann (HU, International Office), Monique Getter (HU, Coordinator International Office MNF), and Dr. Verena Namberger (HU, Vice Central Women’s Representative)


15 October 2020, 1-2pm

Empowerment Through Emotional Intelligence

Webinar with Dr. Cathy Sorbara


8 October 2020, 1-2pm

Understanding Your Core Values and Purpose

Webinar with Dr. Cathy Sorbara


11 February 2020, 3-4.30 pm

Lab Tour and Career Talk with Dr. Sonal Mistry, HZB: High quantum efficiency multi-alkali photocathodes for high brightness electron sources

Venue: HZB, Schwarzschildstr.10, 12489 Berlin

What exactly does a postdoc do at a research institute? What scientific questions does he or she want to address? What is their daily work routine? During our Lab Tours, female postdocs provide insight into their jobs. They also tell us about their career path: How did they get there? And what do they envision for their professional future?

This time, Dr. Sonal Mistry, a scientist from the High Brightness Electron Beams group ( at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, will give an overview of her research areas. The tour includes a guided visit of the research facility.

The lab tour is aimed at female PhD students, postdocs and master‘s students.

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