Meet & Mingle

A Hybrid Information & Networking Event for Postdocs at Helmholtz Munich

The event series "Meet & Mingle" is a hybrid information and networking event for postdocs at Helmholtz Munich, jointly organized by the Postdoc Coordinator and the Helmholtz Munich Postdoc Association. The events are a great opportunity to meet your fellow colleagues and network in an informal setting!

The events take place regularly 3-4 times a year and are of strategic importance to connect postdocs across departments and disciplines at Helmholtz Munich. After two years of virtual formats, we cordially invite all postdocs at the Center for the first event on Campus on June 29, 2022. 

For the upcoming event, we organize a hybrid information and networking event!

Virtual Information Event

During the virtual session, you have the opportunity to learn more about points of contact & support offered for postdocs at Helmholtz Munich: Meet representatives from the Project Funding Team, the Library, the Statistical Consulting and the Career Center! We particularly recommend new postdocs at Helmholtz Munich to join this session, but it is definitely open for everyone who wants to learn more about the services for postdocs. 

As we are currently preparing the first election of postdoctoral representatives, the virtual session also includes an information event on the elections (2.30-3.00 pm). We recommend all postdocs at Helmholtz Munich to join this session to learn more about the elections and recruit candidates for the election!

Afterwork Networking at the Campus 

During the second part of the event, we are inviting all postdocs at Helmholtz Munich to join us for an informal networking event. This session will be opened by two short talks on career perspectives beyond academia and how to get engaged as a postdoc. Afterwards, meet & catch up with your peers over a drink! 

If the weather is good enough, the networking part will take place on the rooftop of the HDC building. We will inform you shortly before the event about the exact venue.


Part I: Virtual Information Event via Zoom


Beginning of the Virtual Event


Welcome & Introduction (Neele Meyer)


Presentation on Third-Party Funding Support: Helmholtz Munich Project Funding: We support you (Sophie Rothhämel)


Statistics?! How Postdocs can profit from Statistical Consulting (Elmar Spiegel)


Introduction to the Library Services (Astrid Uerlichs)



Introduction to the Career Center for Postdocs and Doctoral Researchers (Nicola Bauer)


Summary of further offers for postdocs at Helmholtz Munich (Neele Meyer)



Information Event on the upcoming Postdoc Elections: Why you should stand as a candidate (Neele Meyer & Postdoc Association)

Part II: Networking Event on Campus


Beginning of the Networking Event (on-site)


Opening Talk “From protein puzzles to alpaca antibodies”, Dr. Christian Linke-Winnebeck, Principal Scientist, ChromoTek GmbH


Introduction to the Munich Postdoc Network & Postdoc Association: Why to get involved as a postdoc? (Dr. Corinna Haupt, LMU & Helmholtz Munich Postdoc Association)


Reception with Food & Drinks

Interactive Networking Session

How to Register for the Event

To join the virtual and the on-site networking event, please register via this Zoom Registration Link until Friday, June 24th, 2022.

Please also fill this form if you will only attend the networking event on campus and note that this is a binding registration.  


Impression from a previous Meet&Mingle 

Do you have ideas for speakers for future meet & mingles or information sessions that you would like to see included? Please get in touch anytime!