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Management Board

The research school's management board decides on all organisational affairs that are related to the structure, academic activities, and curriculum of the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes. In addition, it approves the selection of candidates invited for interview symposium as well as candidates offered positions at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC).

The management board consists of the two spokespersons, the HELENA director, the coordinators and graduate student representatives from HDC and ADI, respectively, and one additional scientist each:


Dr. Stephan Herzig

Institute for Diabetes and Cancer

Helmholtz Diabetes Institute

Dr. Peter Light

Department of Pharmacology

Alberta Diabetes Institute

Scientist Representatives

Dr. Carolin Daniel

Institute of Diabetes Research

Helmholtz Diabetes Center

Student Representatives

Ana J. Alfaro

Institute for Diabetes and Cancer

Helmholtz Diabetes Center



Perla Cota

Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research

Helmholtz Diabetes Center



Dr. Sofia Kappel

HDC Coordinator

Dr. Vincent Rogers

ADI Coordinator

Dr. Luke Harrison

HDC Coordinator

Dr. Monika Beer

HELENA Director