Jun. Prof. Dr. Neva Caliskan

Group Leader at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research in Würzburg, Germany, and W1 Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Würzburg

Neva Caliskan did her undergraduate degree in Ankara, Turkey and moved to Germany for her PhD at the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology in Göttingen. After completing her PhD, she stayed as a postdoc at the Department of Physical Biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. In 2018, she started her independent research group at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research. She also has a joint affiliation as a W1 professor at the University of Würzburg. Her group studies the functional dynamics and regulation of translational recoding in RNA viruses using a combination of biochemical and biophysical approaches.
She has two kids aged 1.5 and 6, thus so far she and her husband, who also is a manager at an automotive company, successfully combined science and family life.

"The general impression I got was that children were not probably causing any big delay in the career path. In some cases it can even substantially increase productivity and efficiency at work."
Jun. Prof. Dr. Neva Caliskan, 2013, "The right time to have a baby ..." (PDF, 109 KB)

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