GRADE Brain is a soft and technical skills training program tailored made for the PhD students and PostDocs of the Frankfurt Neuroscience Community. Not affiliated with one of these on of these GRADE Brain associated university departments? No worries, you are still welcomed to attend any GRADE Brain event. 

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Services Offered By GRADE Brain

GRADE Brain Talks

External invited speakers from academia and industry, covering a wide range of backgrounds, will give insightful talks about the current trends and topics within their respective field. Topics will include research ethics, industry talks, talks on business start-up / freelancing, science communication and much more...

Each talk will be followed by a catered networking session and will take place, staring at 6/7pm, on either Campus Riedberg or Niederrad. 


Soft skill and technical workshops tailored made for early career scientists with backgrounds in neuroscience, medicine, and biology. Workshops are designed to not only support scientists during their current academic career, but also provided foundational knowledge for future career options. Trainers have been recruited from a wide variety of industry fields and will instruct participants in current industry trends and practices. This industry-academic interaction aims to provides an opportunity for local companies to directly train their future workforce while driving science innovation.

Switching Gears - Alumni Talks

Graduate of Frankfurt University, at various career stages, return to their alma mater to share their career path and choices with future graduates. Career talks will take on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm. The location of the talks will rotate between Niederrad and Riedberg Campuses. Invited speakers will be recent as well as not so recent graduates covering a wide variety of fields and backgrounds.

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Young Investigators' Colloquium (YIC Talks)

The Young Investigators' Colloquium (YIC) is a scientific talk series for PhD students and PostDocs, giving them an opportunity to share their work with the local university community. Whether you are a PhD student practicing for your defense or a PostDoc sharing your recent findings, this is a great opportunity to get feedback and input on your work.

To register to give a talk, please contact ICNF representative: Susan Babl ( Ximena (