Workshop for Fellows

The program of the 1st Heidelberg Fellows Day in Clinical Cancer Research 2021 includes an online workshop taking place in the afternoon of the Fellows Day, from 4 - 6 pm.

PD Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Mertens from Schiller & Mertens will give an advanced training workshop covering one specific topic that fellows can vote for during registration.


Dear colleagues,

Work in a modern scientific environment requires advanced transferable skills like self-, time- and project management, effective communication, inspirational leadership & team management and collaboration and negotiation. These skills can be improved in intense interactive workshops, ideally from scientists to (clinician)-scientist to allow for direct applicability into everyday work.

Because scientists need more!

Looking forward to working with you.

Schiller and Mertens


Success of advanced training is dependent on the content, the method and the trainers. Our toolkit concept has two unique advantages: it is given by scientists for scientists. The workshop consists of a balanced and structured set of activities and review sessions that provide directly applicable tools for everyday lab situations and long-term success in science.

We received feedback that the content of our workshops is directly applicable to everyday life of participants and was elemental for participants to be more successful and reach their goals.

PD Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Mertens heads two research groups, one group at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and a research group at the Ulm University Hospital. As a scientist, Daniel Mertens is the author of 92 publications that have been cited more than 4000 times by colleagues in publications ( He has received more than €5 million in grants from external third-party funders to finance his research and coordinates international research networks ( and Since 2011, he has been training scientists, physicians, administrators and other staff in the framework of "Scientists Need More!" in transferable skills ( So far, >7000 participants took part in international workshops in Europe, USA and Africa.

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