DNO Management

Dr. Marta Orlando

Dr. Marta Orlando is a post doctoral scientist working at CharitƩ University Hospital in Berlin. She performs electron microscopy experiments to investigate the shape and function and plastic changes of presynaptic terminals. She joined DNO in 2017, first as a Jury member. She was enthusiastic about the organisation and joined the Academic Team soon thereafter. Since 2018 she is taking care of Registration for the DNO regional competition in Berlin and, since 2019, is Team Leader of the Berlin Team. ...

Janina Kupke

Janina Kupke is a PhD student at the University of Heidelberg, where she finished her masterā€™s degree in 2018. During her PhD, she tries to unravel the molecular and cellular mechanisms which underlie the stabilisation of memories in order to become long-lasting. Janina joined DNO in 2016, where she became part of the academic team and took over the registration for Heidelberg. Since 2018, Janina is a team leader in Heidelberg together with Nathalie Tisch. ...

Dr. Ionut Dumitru

Dr. Ionut Dumitru received his PhD in neurobiology from Heidelberg University. His PhD work, investigating adult hippocampal neurogenesis, was preformed in the laboratory of Professor Hannah Monyer at the German Cancer Research Centre. Currently, Dr. Dumitru as a postdoctoral fellow researching neural stem cells and brain regeneration in the laboratory of Professor Jonas FrisƩn at the Karolinska Institute. During high school, Dr. Dumitru participated in several national and international chemistry Olympiads. His participation in these contests not only lead him...

Friedrich Schwarz

After participating in two of our competitions, Friedrich represented Germany at the IBB 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following this experience, he joined our team and later our executive board. Friedrich is currently studying medicine at the University of Gƶttingen and recently started his doctoral thesis. Within DNO Friedrich first undertook the position of Finance Manager and is now pursuing more structural and legal aspects as Brand and Policy Executive. This includes the establishment of a legally solid organizational structure and...

Mandy Watson

Mandy Watson was a High School Science teacher and Administrator at the Berlin International School until Summer 2019. After 12 years at the Berlin International School, she took over the position of Vice Principal at the Berlin Metropolitan School. Having written her dissertation in neurophysiology in 1996, she has have maintained her passion for all things neuroscience ever since. Mandy is one of the founders and board members of DNO Berlin e.V. and extremely dedicated as Leader of the DNO...