5th British-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2018

March 21 – 24, 2018

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Young Academy, and the Royal Society collaborate to organize the 5th British-German Frontiers of Science Symposia. The conference brings together approximately 60 outstanding young British and German scientists (with up to 15 years of postdoctoral experience), half from the Great Britain and half from Germany.

The participants discuss advances and opportunities of various scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, geosciences, biology, mathematics, physics, and neuroscience. During the conference, 18 scientists from the United Kingdom and Germany introduce the scientifically diverse audience to the excitement of their fields, place their research in larger scientific contexts, illustrate research at the cutting-edge of other disciplines, and stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion among all participants. The conference is intended to encourage the exchange of knowledge across disciplines and to provide opportunities for British-German collaborations and networking. The first British-German FoS symposium took place in Wyboston (UK) in 2006, the second symposium in Potsdam (Germany) in 2008, the third at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre in North Buckinghamshire (UK) and the fourth symposium in Potsdam (Germany).

With the follow-up program CONNECT, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation allocates residence allowances for working visits of participants to keep in contact with other participants from the partner country and to foster long-term cooperation across national boundaries after the conference.

Participants are selected from a pool of outstanding young scientists who have already contributed significantly to sciences. Many of them have been awarded with highly competitive fellowships, prizes, and awards.


Anke Teubner
Programme Coordinator
Frontiers of Research Symposia
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


This program is financed by the:

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