Study trip: Helmholtz Research Centres, Germany


The Helmholtz ResonatorThe Helmholtz Association is organising a study-trip for up to 14 EUSJA journalists to selected Helmholtz Research Centres in Germany. The trip will take five days: from September 18th until September 23rd. The thematic focus of the study-trip is “Health Research in the Helmholtz Association”. Participants will visit different research facilities and speak to scientists about their work.

The Helmholtz Association will arrange and bear the expenses for transfer, accommodation and meals during the journalists’ stay in Germany. Participating journalists will be responsible for arranging their transport to and from Germany. Detailed information about transfer from the airport or train station to the hotel as well as names of hotels and restaurants will be provided at a later stage.

The Helmholtz Research Centres are located in different areas across Germany. Therefore, the study trip will start in Munich on Sunday, 18th September and end in Berlin on Friday, 23rd September. In special cases, we will provide up to one extra night of accommodation.

Application via national representatives no later than May 30th.

Download a description of the study trip as a pdf-file.

Preliminary Programme

SUNDAY, 18 September 2011
18:30 Arrival in Munich & Get-together at hotel & Dinner

MONDAY, 19 September 2011
German Research Center for Environmental Health (Munich)

TUESDAY, 20 September 2011
German Cancer Research Centre (Heidelberg) & German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (Bonn)

WEDNESDAY, 21 September 2011
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (Braunschweig)

THURSDAY, 22 September 2011
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Leipzig) & Helmholtz Annual Assembly – Presentation and Evening Reception (Berlin)

FRIDAY, 23 September 2011
Meeting with the press officers of all Helmholtz-Centres & Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) (Berlin)

End of the trip in Berlin

About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival