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Junior Nanotech Network (JNN)

A Self-Organized PhD Students Exchange Program


JNN 2017/18 with the NSF Center for the Physics of Living Cells/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Part I (Bavaria): September 11-24, 2017
Part II (Illinois): July 16-29, 2018

Scope of the Program:

The aim of the Junior Nanotech Network (JNN) is to exchange knowledge of world class nanoscience and nanobioscience between graduate students from different institutions worldwide. The JNN project takes advantage of local expertise and facilities and aims at initiating scientific and personal exchange between junior nano-researchers in Germany and partner institutions abroad, linking the research efforts in the field of nanoscience of the two universities and fostering the interaction between the partnering countries. The participants for each exchange are preselected based on excellence and compatibility of the proposed projects. 

The scientific program involves two main elements:

  • 1 week of high-class lectures on nano(bio)sciences
  • 1 week of hands-on experimental training supervised by the host peers

In addition to the scientific program, the JNN offers to the participants plenty of time for discussions with the research partners and a sound cultural immersion into the local (scientific) community of the hosting country. 


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