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Frankfurt Session 1: Academia's bittersweet box of chocolates: (Tr)eat with caution!

  • Goethe University | PEG 1.G192 Theodor-W. Adorno-Platz 6 Frankfurt am Main, 60323 Germany (map)

Do you want to hear some insider tips on how to become a professor at a young age? Come and join our first SIU session in Frankfurt and get some advice from Prof Melissa Vo. 

Professor Vo will share with SIU members how she managed to become a successful scientist, what she sees as difficulties in that carrier choice and how to handle them, while maintaining the ever illusive life-work balance.

GUEST SPEAKER: PROFESSOR MELISSA VO

GOETHE UNIVERSITY | PEG 1.G192, THEODOR-W. ADORNO-PLATZ 6 (7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM)

Melissa Vo is the head of the Scene Grammar Lab at the Goethe University. Before becoming a professor in Frankfurt, she earned her PhD in Psychology from LMU in her home town of Munich. After her PhD she went on to work at the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University. During her whole carrier she has been maintaining a keen interest in visual cognition and particularly scene perception.

After her time at Harvard University, Professor Vo received the coveted Emmy Noether Grant from the German Research Foundation. In 2014 she returned to Germany as a professor in Cognitive Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt as the youngest professor in the department. In her first year in Frankfurt she was awarded the YAVIS award for outstanding teaching. Additionally, she is an active member of SciMento – a mentoring program targeted at talented female PhD students and postdocs from 5 universities in Hessen.