Season One: Looking Back at the Doctorate

In season one of our podcast, we interviewed former Freie Universität doctoral students and talked about their experiences with their doctoral project and their career paths after finishing the doctorate. We’ll hear about the choices they made and how they navigated difficult decisions as well as what they learned along the way. We will likely be adding a few bonus episodes after the five below are released, so keep an eye on this site for updates!

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  • Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Michael Love, Associate Professor at UNC-CH (graduate of Freie Universität Berlin and Max Planck Research School for Molecular Genetics)
  • Episode 2: Interview with Dr. Ole Schulz-Trieglaff, Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina (graduate of Freie Universität Berlin and International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Genetics )
  • Keep an eye out for some additional bonus episodes that we’ll be adding to season one later this year!

Looking Forward to Season 2?

In season two, we’ll be talking to experts from the university about a variety of topics and answering frequently asked questions about the doctorate. Season two is active, so check for new episodes!