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On the 18th – 21th of June 2018 a research symposium was held at TUM bringing together colleagues from UNESP (Brazil), the University of Queensland (Australia) and TUM, including one day at the TUM Munich Headquarter, which was dedicated to present funding opportunities from German organizations. This activity was co-organized by the WZW Graduate Center, which invited WZW PhD students to participate and to develop own ideas for further research projects. The first two days of the symposium was held in Weihenstephan with scientific presentations in the sessions titled “Biodiversity and Novel Foods”, “Food Analysis” and “Analysis and Biochemistry of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry”.


The third day took place at the TUM Campus Straubing and was focused on Medicinal Chemistry and Bioeconomy, including a guest lecture by Dr. Christian Patermann, former program director for the European Commission. Joint ideas for funding opportunities, such as an International Research Training Group (IRTG) which is being developed between TUM and UQ, were discussed in detail. Moreover, the ideas for joint research projects developed independently by the participating PhD students were lively presented to all participants.

Please find the symposium`s program here.