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NEW FELLOW: COHORT 2024

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February 14, 2024
by Dr. Chiara Bullen

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NEW FELLOW: COHORT 2024

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January 31, 2024
by Dr. Tiia Kekäläinen

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Wire – Women in Research

Who we are, what we do
and why

Welcome to the WiRe Blog! WiRe – Women in Research is a Fellowship program for outstanding female postdocs at the University of Münster (International Office / Welcome Centre), Germany. On our blog you will find exciting insights into the (research) worlds of our fellows, learn more about how current research helps to solve pressing problems of our times, get inspired by our fellows and their experiences in the world of research and academia, and go on forays through Münster with us!

Newest posts


Can We Transform Alkenes? How Photochemistry Could Help Treat Cancer & Acne With the Same Molecule
Chemistry | Chemistry & Physics | Research for Future

Can We Transform Alkenes? How Photochemistry Could Help Treat Cancer & Acne With the Same Molecule

Dive with WiRe Fellow Dr. Amélia Messara into the world of photochemistry, where light sparks remarkable chemical transformations. Imagine the potential of reshaping molecular geometries to revolutionize cancer and acne treatments.

Is Spain a White Country? Rewriting Race, Nation, and Identity in Contemporary Spain
Antiracist Literature | Literary & Cultural Studies | Research for Future

Is Spain a White Country? Rewriting Race, Nation, and Identity in Contemporary Spain

Investigating questions of race, identity, and national belonging are critical to understanding the struggles that democracies worldwide face today, as they seek to address the surges in racism and xenophobia that often accompany ongoing demographic shifts.

Plastics That Don’t Pollute Our Planet? How Research on Enzyme Optimization Helps To Solve One of the Biggest Challenges of Our Time
Biosciences | Chemistry | Research for Future

Plastics That Don’t Pollute Our Planet? How Research on Enzyme Optimization Helps To Solve One of the Biggest Challenges of Our Time

Plastic pollution is a worldwide problem. Learn more on a promising scientific approach, advanced by Dr. Aleksandra Marsavelski, to overcome the global crisis. Aleksandra’s research focusses on enzymes that can act as molecular scissors to cleave apart plastic pollution.

The Fellows


On the Way to Inclusion: Fostering Physical Education for All Abilities with Dr. Maria João Campos
Cohort 2024 | Meet Our Fellows

On the Way to Inclusion: Fostering Physical Education for All Abilities with Dr. Maria João Campos

We happily welcome Dr. Maria Campos, a scientist conducting her research from Portugal! Maria is combining pedagogy and sport science in her research focusing on new methods for inclusive physical education.

Dr. Chiara Bullen: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility in 21st-Century Book Culture
Cohort 2024 | Meet Our Fellows

Dr. Chiara Bullen: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility in 21st-Century Book Culture

On this Welcome Wednesday, get to know Dr. Chiara Bullen, a Scottish researcher working in the field of book studies and literature. Her WiRe fellowship focuses on examining the influence of cultural production on books in the 21st century.

Welcome Dr. Laura Diprossimo: Language Learning is not Always “Kinderleicht”
Cohort 2024 | Meet Our Fellows

Welcome Dr. Laura Diprossimo: Language Learning is not Always “Kinderleicht”

On this Welcome Wednesday, get to know psychologist Dr. Laura Diprossimo! Laura’s WiRe research project focusses on investigating the neurocognitive mechanisms, interactional dynamics, and child characteristics that may be linked to language learning.