Scientific kick off workshop and summer school

6 - 10 August 2012
Potsdam, University of Potsdam, nearby Sanssouci

The scientific kick off workshop will bring together all players within the VI including representatives of the core partners, the national and international partners, project leaders and students. The first summer school which will take place in connection with the workshops offers tutorials and the opportunity to meet in person not only for the students associated to the 10 VI-projects but also for students from national and international partners.


A schedule for the scientific kick off is now available. The program comprises invited talks, project discussions, and posters. Note that on Monday afternoon (6th August) the formal opening of the Virtual Institute will take place. Wednesday afternoon marks the transition from the workshop to the summer school.


Confirmation of your participation in the workshop, the summer school or both as well as details of your travel arrangements should be sent to Mrs. Hantschke ( as soon as possible. Rooms have pre-allocated until 28 June in a nice hotel nearby (Steigenberger Sanssouci Postdam) to strengthen the workshop character. If you belong to the international partners, please contact Mrs. Hantschke also for the hotel booking to get access to a dedicated contingent. Special rates are also available for all other participants under the keyword "pathway". Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.

To encourage the participation of students from our national partners we plan to award grants for accommodation.

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Local organizers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Föhlisch


Dr. Rolf Mitzner


Juliane Hantschke