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Speakers of the GAA

Andreas Woitzik

Faculty of Mathematics und Physics

Andreas is doing his doctorate on hybrid quantum algorithms at the chair for Quantum Optics and Statistics. Before that, he studied mathematics, physics and computer science as a high school teacher in Freiburg, Edinburgh and Zürich. The appreciation of teaching and the exchange between doctoral students are matters close to his heart.


Klara Lesch

Faculty of Biology

Klara studied Biology in Freiburg and is now a doctoral candidate within a cooperation project in molecular and plant physiology, where she is investigating the interaction of photoreceptors with other proteins using single-molecule imaging. Working together with doctoral candidates of the different faculties can improve the situation of all doctoral researchers. Together with the other speakers, Klara wants to strengthen these connections, especially through improving the network between doctoral students across the faculties.








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Shamphavi Sivabalasarma

Faculty of Biology

Shamphavi studied biology, biochemistry and biophysics in Freiburg and is now a doctoral candidate within the SFB1392 in molecular biology of Archaea. She is investigating the motility structure of these archaeal microorganisms with the main focus on the structure and assembly of the complex nanomachine. For Shamphavi, one of the most important tasks is the communication and cooperation between doctoral candidates from different faculties. Especially important is the open communication and interaction of the GAA in social media as well as the integration of international doctoral candidates.