Successful women scientists

21.10.2020 in Featured
Whether in physics, law, theology or psychology, successful women scientists do research in all areas of the university. Who are they, what are they working on? And what are the challenges of career and junior staff development and gender equality at MLU?
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When proteins assemble

Maria Ott in the lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Maria Ott in the lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Foto: Jens Schlüter)

Dr Maria Ott heads a junior research group at the Institute of Biochemistry an Biotechnology. She is investigating the self-assembly of various molecules. The mother of two has pursued her scientific career for many years, also on a part-time basis. read more >>

The consumer protectionist

Caroline Meller-Hannich at the District Court of Halle
Caroline Meller-Hannich at the District Court of Halle (Foto: Markus Scholz)

Whether it has to do with the diesel scandal, brokerage costs or the sharing economy - the expertise of Professor Caroline Meller-Hannich is in demand when it comes to protecting consumers. She is just one of a handful of women whose expert opinions and statements are shaping German civil law. read more >>

“Inclusion is not egalitarianism”

Ulrike Witten did a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology.
Ulrike Witten did a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology. (Foto: Markus Scholz)

Hard to believe: Ulrike Witten is the first woman to do a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology. She held her test lecture just before the onset of the coronavirus crisis. Her topic is inclusion within religious education studies. She hopes to inspire students and bring about awareness. read more >>

Psychology for everyone

Annegret Wolf in the studio - the psychologist now has experience working in front of the camera.
Annegret Wolf in the studio - the psychologist now has experience working in front of the camera. (Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Psychologist Dr Annegret Wolf conducts research on topics such as the fear of crime and the credibility of witness statements in court. However, her work produces more than just scientific publications. For years the scientist has also been sought-after by the media for her expertise. read more >>

“The culture needs to shift”

Johanna Mierendorff
Johanna Mierendorff (Foto: Markus Scholz)

Professor Johanna Mierendorff has been the university’s Vice-President for Strategic Resource Planning since September 2018. We talked with the educational scientist about the challenges of career and junior staff development, gender equality, and a strategy for MLU. read more >>

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