Diego DePanis

Alumnus (Research Assistant) Diego De Panis studied Biology at the University of Buenos Aires, defending a Licentiate thesis about coagulation physiology in pathological situations associated with particular mutations; and a PhD thesis in evolution about environmental adaptation in a model of speciation by ecological specialization. After a postdoc in conservation genomics of Andean Condors, he…

Karla Pintado

Alumna (Research Assistant) Karla Pintado is a research assistant for the Multifunctional Landscapes Research Group within the RuralFutures project at IRI THESys. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biology with a major in Ecology (Ecuador) and Master’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management (Germany). Her research focuses on the restoration of structural and functional components of…

Project Staff RuralFutures

Alumna (Project Manager) Anastasiia Polianskaia joined IRI THESys in 2021 to support the coordination of the RuralFutures project. Anastasiia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Global Change Management. Her master’s thesis focussed on studying climate change adaptation policy landscape of Peru. In the past, Anastasiia worked as a marketing manager…

Alumnus (Doctoral Researcher) Prior to his PhD at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt-University Berlin, Fabian Stenzel got a Masters degree in Geophysics from LMU Munich. During his PhD, Fabian was an active member of the IRI THESys and served as PhD representative. Currently Fabian works as a PostDoc at the Potsdam…

Alumnus (Student Assistant) Paul Schulze is currently supporting the interdisciplinary research group of students holding the Humboldt-Scholarship ‚Sustainability and Global Justice‘. He is enrolled in the bachelor program Geography with focus on human geography since 2018. Paul is a future fellow of the NEURUS program, planning a research stay next year in Phoenix, AZ, for…

Coordination Graduate Program

Coordinator THESys Graduate Program and Climate Protection Manager Wiebke Hampel has been the coordinator of the THESys Graduate Program since August 2023. Previously, she coordinated the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership for 4 years. Since May 2021 she also works in climate protection management at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she and colleagues created a…

Guest Researcher Delphine Deryng currently works at the European Center for medium-range weather forecasts (ECMWF), where she leads partnerships and user engagement for two flagship initiatives of the EU commission: Destination Earth and Copernicus. She possesses extensive knowledge in the fields of climate change adaptation and mitigation, food and nutrition security and global agroecosystem modelling,…

Alumnus (Research Associate / Doctoral Researcher) “Institutions that truly work interdisciplinary are still a novelty. Of course, it’s comfortable to collaborate in small groups and within own disciplinary boundaries. However, if long-term solutions have to be established it needs several disciplines, above all different approaches and contrasting views. Moreover, if interdisciplinarity expands to transdisciplinarity and…

Alumna (Doctoral Researcher) “Be part of a larger structure to support the effective impact and progress of projects that meet the challenges of a changing world.” Suhana Reddy Suhana Reddy is currently working as doctoral researcher at IRI THESys to manage and scienfically guide the EC-funded project EdiCitNet. Since 2016 Suhana has worked in the preparation…

Doctoral Researcher “Ecological and multi-cultural networks are the heart to face the challenges of global change. Therefore, the inter- and trans-disciplinary interaction that Iri Thesys offers could result in something interesting.” Leonardo R. Ramírez Leonardo R. Ramírez is a Doctoral Researcher at IRI THESys. He is an Agricultural Engineer (Chile) postgraduated in Agroecology (Costa Rica) and…