Dr. Karin Bodewits

Co-founder & owner


Specialised in

Women and career, self-presentation & networking, poster presentation, time-management, science communication and storytelling.

Karin Bodewits' vita

International and intercultural experiences

Karin lived and worked in:

China (Unilever R&D)

Spain (Puleva Biotech)

UK (University of Edinburgh)

The Netherlands (Teaching assistant, Biology studies)

Germany (Co-founder ScienceMums and NaturalScience.Careers, SFB coordinator)

Industrial experience

Unilever R&D (2006-2007, visiting researcher)

Puleva Biotech (2005, visiting researcher)


Karin originally comes from the Netherlands where she studied Biology (University of Groningen). To broaden her horizon she then worked in Spain and China. Besides conducting research in industry, she gathered her first experiences in giving seminars to scientists and engineers in Shanghai, teaching debating skills and “Western culture” to team leaders at Unilever and at a state-owned electricity company.

Then she lived for over three years in the lovely Scottish city of Edinburgh and finished her PhD at the University of Edinburgh (School of Chemistry and the Medical School). Thereafter, she moved to Germany and worked as a coordinator at the LMU in Munich. In 2012, she founded the social enterprise ScienceMums that aimed to help women bridge the gap between motherhood and career. Almost three years later, she founded the career platform NaturalScience.Careers (2015). ScienceMums became part of this broader platform.

She became book author, speaker, trainer and published a wide range of articles around the topic “women & career”.

What is more

During her academic career, she co-authored several peer-reviewed papers and a scientific book chapter. Today, Karin regularly writes for magazines like Chemistry World and Naturejobs. She writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie and short stories for Laborjournal. Furthermore, she just published her very first humorous novel ‘You Must Be Very Intelligent – The PhD Delusion‘.

Dr. Philipp Gramlich

Dr. Philipp Gramlich



Specialised in

Leadership training, presentation skills, negotiations, convincing and debating, career starters, talks

Philipp Gramlich's vita

International and intercultural experiences

Philipp lived and worked in:

Australia (University of Sydney, chemistry studies)

UK (University of Edinburgh, postdoc)


Industrial experience

Eurofins Genomics (Team leader R&D, QC/shipping and analytics)

Baseclick GmbH (Manager R&D)


Philipp studied chemistry at both Munich universities as well as at the University of Sydney. During his PhD, he joined a project team, whose work led to the foundation of baseclick GmbH by BASF Venture Capital. After some exciting experiences during the pre-founding and founding phases of this company, he went to Edinburgh for a postdoc. Here he could participate in a project to synthesize a complex molecular machine, which led to a publication in Science. Overall, his 11 scientific publications add up to >1200 citations (Researchgate).

Philipp then left academic research to join Eurofins Genomics for five years. In this time he worked as team leader (mainly in part-time), eventually being responsible for 22 staff in three teams. In parallel, he co-founded NaturalScience.Careers, where he is focussing on leadership training, career starters, coaching and business development. In July 2016, he left Eurofins to fully concentrate on his own company- and to pursue his passion to work with young scientists on their professional development.

Professional trainings (selection)

2018 Interactive training and teaching strategies, by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan, 3 training days

2017-2018 Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Universität Hamburg, >100 hours study time

What is more

As one of just a few men working on gender topics, Philipp aims to be the new face of German feminism. Geschlechterkampf (battle of the sexes) was yesterday. Gender equality is not a zero-sum game (take from men and give to women) but a vital building block for a more flexible, fair and efficient working culture.

Philipp´s full CV

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Seminar language: English/ German

Peter Kronenberg



Specialised in

Time-management, self-presentation and social media, gender studies, and biases in the academic system.

Peter Kronenberg's vita

International and intercultural experiences

Peter lived and studied in:


USA (Portland State University)


Work experience

Peter worked as freelancer in various management and marketing projects.


Peter studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Freiburg and at Portland State University, USA. After four years of undergraduate studies with majors in history, cultural studies and gender studies, he started to work as project manager at NaturalScience.Careers, managing the conference project as well as the marketing campaign for Karin´s first novel. Next to this, he is currently earning a business master’s degree at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences. Peter´s workshops include the topics Self-presentation, networking and small talk as well as Time- and self management.

What is more

Peter´s engagement is driven by the vision to challenge discrimination and marginalisation on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or origin. To this end, Peter is also engaged in volunteer work for refugees.

Seminar language: English/ German

Twitter: @pete_kronenberg

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Seminar leaders in our programme

Prof. Max von Delius

Delius Research Group


Specialised in

How to build your lab, funding structures, the academic career path

Max von Delius' vita

Prof. Max von Delius (PhD) is a W3 Professor for Organic Chemistry at the University of Ulm. He´s a highly successful group leader since 2013. He received funding from the Emmy-Noether programme of the DFG as well as an ERC starting grant. His research interests encompass the synthesis of functional organic materials and the investigation of complex chemical networks. As young professor (born 1982), he´s aware of all the challenges that young group leaders in natural sciences face and can address these in an interactive setting.

Seminar language: English/ German

Dr. Lisa Steinhauser

Coaching Dr. Lisa Steinhauser



(Female) Leadership, self-organisation, presentation skills, and careers outside of academia.

Lisa Steinhauser's vita

Lisa brings along rich work experiences from four different companies. She worked in the areas of pharma research, food analytics and analytical instruments for multinationals as well as SMEs. She took a variety of roles, from product manager and sales manager to her current position as team leader for a team of nine co-workers in a pharma company. All of these experiences enrich her seminars and coachings about leadership and self-organisation.

Lisa studied chemistry at the University of Tübingen. During her PhD, she worked on the analytics of natural products and spent three months as guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. David Giltner

Turning Science


Specialised in

Careers in industry, industry funding

David Giltner's vita

David spent the first two decades of his career commercializing laser technologies for a variety of applications including optical communication, remote sensing, and scientific instrumentation. In 2010 he published the book Turning Science into Things People Need, and began visiting universities in the US, Europe, and Asia to help scientists and engineers transition from academia into industry. Beginning with a PhD in physics from Colorado State University, his career evolved from purely technical roles into technical management, and then into product management and business development. This journey has given him a broad perspective on industry careers and where a science background can be uniquely valuable.

Susanne Dranaz

Suzanne Dranaz Training



Intercultural communication, conflict management, leading intercultural and virtual teams.

Susanne Dranaz's vita

Susanne lived and worked in

Spain (Universidad de Oviedo, Facultad de Ciencias)

Central America (Development projects in Río San Juan, Nicaragua)

UK (BMW/Rover, Oxford, IT Consultant)

Germany (IT Consultant, Project Manager, Softskills Trainer, Mediator, Moderator & Coach)

Turkish origin

Industrial experience

Automotive (BMW, Hyundai. IT project and quality management, training)

Pharma (Bio-Rad, Daiichi Sankyo et al. Leadership and conflict management trainings)

IT (Capgemini et al. Project management, leadership and softskills trainings)

Optical (Carl Zeiss Vision Care. Global Train the Trainer programmes)

Telecommunications (Vodafone, BT. Intercultural & conflict management training, mediation, agile Project Management)

Engineering (Klueber Lubrication. Intercultural communication trainings)


Susanne is German and Turkish. Born and raised in Munich, Germany, she studied German and English Language, History, Mathematics and Computer Science. During her studies she lead several development projects in Central America carried out by volunteer university students.

After writing her diploma thesis in Oviedo, Spain, with the help of a scholarship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) she returned to Munich, graduated in Maths and joined an IT company, where she lead software development projects for several industries in Germany and the UK.

Her experiences with differences in both company and national cultures increased her interest in peopleware. She became a softskills trainer, a moderator, mediator, and coach. For the last 20 years she has been helping companies and teams, university students and leaders to refine their communication and conflict resolution skills, to reflect on their own cultural imprints and attitudes and to work successfully across differences and distance.

Professional training

Certified NLP Trainer (DVNLP, INLPTA)

Certified Mediator (BMWA)
Intercultural Trainer (DGIKT)

Certified in AgilePM (Foundations, Agile Consortium)

Certified coach (“Supervisor”, DGSv)

What is more

Susanne has been an instructor in intercultural and global Train the Trainer programmes for more than 10 years. She carries out projects in English, German, and Spanish.

Dr. Alexander Schiller

Schiller & Mertens


Specialised in

How to build your lab, various careers and soft-skills for scientists

Alexander Schiller's vita

Alexander was a DFG Heisenberg fellow and junior professor for inorganic chemistry at the University of Jena (Germany). In 2011 he started the project „Schiller & Mertens“. Since 2016 he is a full-time trainer and certified facilitator: teaching advanced research skills, such as communication in science, team building and leading competences and didactics and methodology in university teaching. As researcher and group leader Dr. Schiller knows the challenges of scientists and addresses them interactively in an innovative setting. He is a member in the „Bundesverband für Training, Beratung und Coaching“.

Alex´ full CV

Prof. Dr. Sven Hendrix

Hendrix Research Group


Specialised in

How to build your lab, guiding young researchers, the academic career path

Sven Hendrix´vita

Sven worked in Berlin, Hamburg, London, Hamamatsu (Japan) and Boston (USA) as medical doctor and researcher. After his habilitation at the Charité in Berlin in 2007, he became full professor for anatomy and cell biology at Hasselt University in Belgium in 2008. As Director of the Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences he supports more than 100 PhD students and postdocs. As Vice Director of the BIOMED Institute, he supervises the career development of tenure track professors among other tasks.