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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee at MPI CBS is an institute-wide initiative, which stands against discrimination based on but not limited to geographic location, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, accent, origin, ethnicity, age or religion at every organizational level.

​The Max Planck Society embraces the ideal of a culture free of discrimination and in which the variety and diversity of its employees is seen as a resource and all are shown the same respect and recognition.

We believe that excellent science needs diversity and that we all profit from embracing each other's uniqueness while acting against systemic biases and inequalities. People are diverse in many ways and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is committed to making our institute an even more inclusive and safe work environment for everyone.

We encourage all colleagues to join the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and participate in our activities:

  • Monthly tea/coffee time chatting about all aspects of diversity (LGBTQIA+, origin, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, and disability)
  • Raising awareness and define a shared ideal of best and innovative scientific practices grounded in diversity and inclusivity
  • Developing strategies for creating a flexible and efficient work environment catering to all walks-of-life and diverse models of living
  • Extending the network to other MPG initiatives (MPQueer, PhDNet, PostdocNet, Equal opportunities offices, International offices, other local D&I initiatives, The Mental Health Collective, etc.)

If you are seeking support, please contact: Karsten Mueller (she/her/he/him), Khosrov Alexander Grigoryan (he/him), Konrad Endres (he/him) or any other committee member that you feel comfortable talking to.

Currently, the committee consists of (in alphabetic order):

Konrad Jakob Endres
MD student (in cooperation with Leipzig University)
Lioba Enk
Doctoral researcher
  • +49 (0)341 9940-2410
Khosrov Grigoryan, M.Sc.
Doctoral researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2420
Dimitra Kiakou
Doctoral researcher (in cooperation with Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
Aaron Miller
Doctoral researcher (Stipend-holder "DAAD Research Scholarship")
Professor Dr. Karsten Mueller
Scientific researcher
  • +49 341 9940-2617
Dr Yulia Revina
Postdoc, Equal opportunities officer
  • +49 341 9940-2250



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