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 comes from the Netherlands where she studied Biology. After spending some time at Puleva Biotech in Spain and Unilever in China, she completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 2012, she founded the successful company NaturalScience.Careers, a seminar and talk provider for natural- and life scientists. In this function, she became book author, short story writer, speaker and seminar leader. She published a wide range of career- and soft-skill relates articles in magazines like Science Careers, Chemistry World and Naturejobs. With her partner and two sons she lives in Munich, where she spends much time wondering what to do next.

What is more

During her academic career, she co-authored several peer-reviewed papers and a scientific book chapter. Furthermore, she 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 has studied and researched chemistry (>1800 citations, Researchgate 2019) at five universities in Germany, Australia and Scotland. He gained experience in industry, first at baseclick, a biotechnology start-up and later at Eurofins Genomics as Teamleader R&D, QC and Analytics, being responsible for up to 22 staff. Since 2016, he is fully focusing on his work as co-founder of NaturalScience.Careers. He specialises in seminars and talks about career development, leadership and gender in science. Since 2016, he regularly writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie.

Professional trainings (selection)

2019 Schulz von Thun Institut: Kommunikationspsychologie für Beratung und Training, 3.5 training days

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 joined the team of NaturalScience.Careers in 2017 to lead a project on innovative conference designs. It did not take long before his role expanded to give seminars and talks for scientists, including the topics self-presentation, networking, time-management and media usage. Peter’s background is in the humanities and social sciences, having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Sustainable Business Studies.

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. Dr. 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.

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.