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Meet the team

The conception of the content lies in the responsibility of the dedicated junior researchers from the planning team. The organizational management and administrative coordination lies in the responsibility of the Graduate Studies Support Team.

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Planning Team

Johanna-La-Reine Sadiki

Johanna is a research assistant and PhD student at the Chair of Planning and Construction Economics/Real Estate at TU Berlin. Her research is about housing quality, demographic change, energy transition, inclusion, and sustainability in European and Sub-Saharan African cities. She did her Bachelor and Master at TU Darmstadt, and has spent a semester abroad in Lyon, France. She joined the (In)credible research conference team to raise awareness for the need of diverse research that includes experts from all parts of the world to promote more integrity in research.

Sophia Schulze-Weddige

Sophia is a early career researcher with a background in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Currently pursuing her PhD in Charité's Radiology Department, she focuses on advancing cancer management and diagnostics through AI and Machine Learning (ML). By applying ML to medical imaging and oncological questions, she hopes to develop diagnostic assistance tools that enable more accurate and efficient decisions and leverage the workload in hospitals. As a dedicated organizer, she is particularly existed to exchange knowledge about how AI can enhance diversity and inclusion in science.

Stephen George

Stephen is a second year PhD student at the Charité. His research is in the field of cancer precision medicine and focuses on liquid biopsy, specifically the capture and analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from the blood of patients with advanced stage cancers. His PhD project is part of a national initiative (EXLIQUID) from the German Cancer Research Center/German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKFZ/DKTK) to further the understanding and eventual application of liquid biopsy as a clinical tool to assist in patient treatment. The nationwide character of EXLIQUID means that Stephen is in constant contact with scientists at the other participating DKFZ/DKTK sites in order to achieve the necessary exchange of information and materials that this study requires. Stephen’s role in the planning committee focuses on speaker communication.

Velina Chavarro

Velina Chavarro, MD is an advanced doctoral student at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin pursuing her PhD thesis on cognition and neuroimaging correlates in NMOSD at AG Paul under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul. Dr. Chavarro intercalated a medical degree with her research work and has recently completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. She believes that international collaboration can advance neuroscience more efficiently and yield higher quality patient care locally and globally. Dr. Chavarro has a keen interest in understanding integrity and conflict of interest in both research and clinical practice. She says she became a clinical scientist first (in Berlin) and hopes to translate high caliber research into her future clinical practice.

Coordination Team

Nicole Bornheim-Gallmeister (she/her)

Referentin Graduate Studies Support
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Nicole completed her doctor’s degree in the field of organizational studies. She is passionate about creating good work environments as an important basis for the promotion of employees’ health and well-being. As Referentin for Graduate Studies Support at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin she organizes a qualification program for doctoral candidates within the Berlin University Alliance and supports doctoral researchers in developing their academic careers.

Ana Luisa Piña Hernández (she/her)

Coordinator for International Joint-PhD Programmes

Ana Luisa is a biomedical researcher with a Ph.D. in Neurosciences, who has been working at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin for more than 15 years, first as research group leader at the Neurosurgery department, and now as Coordinator for Joint-PhD programmes at the Charité Central Faculty Affairs, as well as supporting the Berlin University Alliance Graduate Studies Support and Postdoc Academy. She has always advocated for creating links between international scientific institutions, promoting academic exchange for students at all levels and organizing events to increase the international scientific and academic networking.

Georgios Kechagias (he/his)

Student Assistant Graduate Studies Support
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Georgios Kechagias is a Student Assistant at the Graduate Studies Support of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin. He is an Anthropologist and Japanologist with a focus on Psychological and Visual & Media Anthropology. Based on his field of studies, as well his anthropological foci, interdisciplinary approach and proper communication make vital components of a good scientific praxis.