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Our mission is to give KI postdocs a voice and a supportive network

How to become a member
All post-docs at KI are automatically members of the KI post doc association. There is no registration procedure.
However, you need to subscribe to the newsletter to keep updated on what is going on. Simply send an email to [email protected] to start receiving our news!
If you want to participate in our meetings and contribute to the association please send us an email at [email protected] and we will send you all the information about our future meetings and how to join the executive board. We are always looking for proactive and talented people!
How is the association organized
Elected Executive Board:



Active Members:

Eneritz Agirre, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Eva Berg, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Maria Bertuzzi, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Alessandro Bosco, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Marie Chancel, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Evangelia Daskalakis, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Elisa Floriddia, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Andre Görgens, Deparment of Laboratory Medicien (LABMED).
Lisa Harber-Aschan, Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS).
Nina Jensen, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Nigel Kee, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Konstantina Kilteni, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Laetitia Lemoine, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).
Jose A. Martinez Lopez, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Stephan Meine, Department of Medicine Huddinge (MedH).
Fatima Memic, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Lau Møller Andersen, Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS).
Vinko Palada, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FYFA).
Aida Rodriguez Garcia, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC).
Sarah Sandoz, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB).
Christoph Schweingruber, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Nadine Schweizer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).
Adam Sierakowiak, Department of Oncology-Phatology (OnkPat).
Agustin Sola Carvajal, Department of Bioscience and Nutrition (BioNut).
Giada Spigolon, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).
Roberto de la Torre Martinez, Department of Neuroscience (NEURO).

How did KIPA enrich my postdoctoral experience at KI and my career progression?

Tanja Bhuiyan, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA active member, currently Postdoctoral Scientist in Germany:

“The postdoctoral period is a time during which we can shape our careers, create networks, and choose a direction to take afterwards. What has really motivated me to join KIPA, however, was the prospect to improve the poor working conditions of many postdocs at KI. In my opinion, developing a career is easier when employment conditions are less precarious. At KIPA, I have met like-minded postdocs who really want to make a difference. It was very rewarding to see that my contributions at KIPA have also improved postdoc life, e.g. by co-organizing career development events or by advocating postdoctoral interests.”

Ben Libberton, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA active member, currently Science Communicator:

“KIPA really helped me to develop transferable skills and realise the skills that I already had that could be applied outside of academia. Through interacting with other members and attending events I discovered a whole world beyond the postdoc, both inside and outside of academia that I'd never seen before. It was such a pleasure to meet people from different scientific disciplines who were driven and motivated and it always inspired me to think and to do things differently.”

Katy Lloyd, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA active member, currently Scientist in company:

“I really enjoyed my time with KIPA. It was not only a chance to meet with a group of like-minded people, but also gave me the opportunity to contribute to the postdoc society. I joined in efforts to document and report on the conditions facing postdocs across Europe, as part of the European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (ENPA). Although this work is still continuing, it felt great being part of something bigger than myself, which will hopefully help shape the environment for postdocs for years to come. I got to improve on my time management, communication and writing skills, and it has given me the confidence to apply for a staff representative role in my new position.”

Anil Sharma, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA active member, currently Data Scientist in company:

“I had been active in the PhD student organisation at my old university, so I knew how important such organisations can be - both professionally and socially. So when I came to KI for my postdoc, I was glad to be welcomed by the relatively newly formed KIPA. I made some good friends and was able to help investigate and highlight the poor housing situation for postdocs at KI. KIPA also helped me tremendously by organising professional development activities, which in no small part helped me transition from academia to a fantastic job in industry.”

Jenny Svärd, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA chairperson, currently Consultant:

“Becoming involved in KIPA was a very positive experience in many ways. Being the chair of KIPA gave me the opportunity to understand more the structure and processes at KI, and I expanded my professional network when interacting both with individuals internally at KI and externally. I also developed my problem solving skills. Furthermore, it was of course very rewarding to work with very talented fellow postdocs and make progress in postdoc-related issues!“

Eleni Kopsida, previously postdoc at KI and KIPA secretary, currently Analyst in a consulting firm:

"I regard my involvement with the KI Postdoc Association as one of the most useful and fulfilling experiences in my academic career. By being actively involved I got the chance to meet and work with like-minded people towards improving the postdoc experience at KI, both in terms of working conditions as well as in terms of career and networking opportunities. Furthermore, I learned a lot about the structure of KI and I had the chance to expand my transferable skills, including organisational and problem solving skills.”

Former Active Members:

Elisa Floriddia (former chair), Alessandro Bosco (former vice-chair), Sally Abdelmoaty (former secretary), Eva Berg (former treasurer), Eleni Kopsida (former chair and former secretary), Loretxu Bergouignan, Madeleen Bosma (former vice-chair), Lorenza Capantini, Christopher Cederroth, Hiske van Duinen (former chair), Kyriaki Liadaki, Marjon Navis, Mónica Pérez Manso, Ananta Paine, Catherine Preston (former treasurer), Milica Putnik, Kathryn Rees, Kathrin Reiser, Saskia Thomas, Jenny Svärd (former chair and former secretary), Siew Kian Tai, Janne Turunen, Shireen Sindi, Benjamin Garzon, Anna Mourskaia (former professional relations and communication executive), Franziska Curdt, Michelle De Silva Riberio, Benjamin Garzon, Hasna Baloui, Sushrusha Nayak, Imran Ali, Shanie Saghafian-Hedengren, Erik Pettersson, Narsis Kiani, Ljubica Perisic, Enric Domenech-Estevez, Daniel Ferreira, Shireen Sindi, Dominika Hrossova, Pedram Kharaziha, Shiva Mansouri, Ali Mustafa Tabish, Daniela Strodthoff, Guruswamy Karnam, Anna-Maria, Katsouri (former secretary), Tanja Bhuiyan (former Swedish Postdoc Association Network coordinator).