Our Consultants and Trainers

Our Consultants and Trainers have firsthand experience working as researchers or have worked with researchers for many years. We understand your situation and speak your language!

Our Team

Dr. Christina Schütte

Dr. Chistina Schütte

Position

CEO and trainer

Specialized in

grant writing, scientific writing, presentation and scientific project management

Vita

After finishing a Master degree in chemistry at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Christina obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Bonn. From 2000 to 2003, she was a Research Associate at the neurobiology laboratory at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, working on neurotransmitter release.

From 2006 to 2010 she was part time lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck. During her scientific career, she co-authored more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and was involved in several grant applications. In 2004, she was co-founder of the ProSciencia Beratungs GmbH, where she focuses on acquisition and scientific management of technology driven research projects, support in grant- and paper writing as well as training on related topics.

Since 2010 she is active as an evaluator for the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie funding program of FP7 and Horizon 2020.

Hans-Wilhelm Berghoff

Hans-Wilhelm Berghoff

Position

Senior consultant and trainer

Specialized in

public administration, funding regulations, business calculation, reporting, administrative project management and intellectual property management

Vita

After training in Hotel Administration and acquisition of a degree in Business Administration at Heidelberg Hotel Business School, Hans-Wilhelm held various management and executive positions at hotels in Germany and the head office of a large Company in the United Kingdom. Starting in 1989, he became a Business Consultant with the Association of German Engineers, VDI in Düsseldorf. Here, he was involved in consulting companies and institutions on public research funding on behalf of the federal ministry of research and technology. He granted and controlled public funded projects and consulted on patents and other immaterial rights. He was a member of various commissions of the German ministry of research and technology developing funding guidelines and tools for the administration of research funding.

In 2004, he was co-founder of the ProSciencia Beratungs GmbH. In 2012 he left the company in order to start his own individual business, but still collaborates on topics of administrative and technical support in grant acquisition, consulting on exploitation of research results and training in administrative project management.

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Dr. Malte Engel

Dr. Malte Engel

Position

Trainer

Specialized in

logic, critical reasoning, ethics

Vita

Malte studied philosophy, psychology and English literature at the universities of Freiburg, Göttingen and Kent. He did his PhD at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, working on the relation between neuroscience and questions of moral responsibility. After finishing his PhD, he started to give seminars on critical reasoning and logic.

In 2013 he founded the “Institut für Argumentationskompetenz”. He offers seminars on reasoning not only for students and scientists, but also for managers and people who engage in politics.

Besides teaching, he writes a blog (“argunautik.org”) in which he uses the techniques from his seminars to analyze current debates on moral and political issues. Malte is a certified trainer of the BZTB (German Association of Trainers and Business-Coaches).

Dr. Imke Lode

Dr. Imke Lode

Position

Trainer and Consultant

Specialized in

Intercultural competences, diversity and communication; female careers in academia; Poster Design and Oral Presentation skills

Vita

Imke studied media studies, media & social psychology, American literature and modern German literature at the Technical University of Berlin. As a Fulbright scholar, she researched on German-Jewish exile literature in New York City, where she received a PhD in German Languages & Literatures and an M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University (NYU). Imke gained extensive teaching and research experience at NYU, Columbia University and the Universities of Magdeburg and Lübeck. Throughout her academic career, she worked on interdisciplinary questions at the intersection between the humanities and natural sciences / technology.

During her 14 years in the USA, she worked for the North America Office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and represented the European Society for Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) on international medical conferences. In the year 2000, she returned to Germany focusing on international higher education management and organizational development. She became managing director of the Institute for German Language and Culture e. V. at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, programme managerat the International School of New Media gGmbH at the University of Lübeck and consultant at ews group gmbh.

Since 2015, Imke has been working as an independent consultant, lecturer and certified trainer, coach and mediator, focusing on intercultural competences, communication, team development and diversity management. She also consults and trains people in scientific communication and in developing future strategies and careers. She has researched and published on gender and diversity related topics, moderated scientific panels and international conferences at EU level and worked as print and television journalist.

Dr. András Aszódi

Dr. András Aszódi

Position

Associated trainer

Specialized in

grant writing, statistics and bioinformatics

Vita

After finishing his Masters degree in Chemistry at the ELTE University of Budapest, András pursued a PhD at the institute of Enzymology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, modeling elementary learning processes at the molecular level. As a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute for Medical Research in London he developed novel distance geometry-based methods for the analysis and prediction of protein structure.

In 1996, he joined the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in Vienna, where he spent over 9 years as a laboratory head and later as a unit head. During this time he established and led two groups that developed new computational tools in bioinformatics, systems biology and cheminformatics and contributed to numerous drug discovery projects.

Since 2006 he is employed at the Vienna Biocenter, first working on bioinformatics data analysis solutions. In recent years his focus shifted to developing and holding training courses on computing skills, statistical data analysis and bioinformatics. In addition, András develops scientific software and databases and provides statistics consulting.

Since 2007, András is also active as an evaluator for the EU in the Marie-Curie Program.

Dr. Steffen Lindek

Dr. Steffen Lindek

Position

Cooperating consultant

Specialized in

scientific writing, microscopy and data structures

Vita

Steffen studied physics in Aachen, Lausanne, and Heidelberg. He did his diploma and PhD theses at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, where he developed novel light-microscopy techniques, for which several patents were granted. As a post-doctoral fellow with the BioImage project at EMBL, he worked on the design and the implementation of a database for microscopy images.

Since 2000, Steffen has been working as a freelance scientific database and metadata consultant for various academic and commercial clients, mostly in the UK and in Germany. During this time, he acquired extensive experience in the analysis of data requirements for business processes, the development of metadata schemas and ontologies, and the support of data management and exchange.

Since 2016, Steffen has been working with ProSciencia on several grant applications for EU and national funding.

Undine Stricker-Berghoff

Undine Stricker-Berghoff

Position

Consultant and Trainer

Specialized in

cross-gender and cross-cultural communication, Strategic Management, Women and Leadership

Vita

Undine Stricker-Berghoff holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the Ruhr-University Bochum/Germany, and an accreditation as Chartered Engineer, Member of the Energy Institute, in London/United Kingdom.

She started her career as an Energy Consultant in Switzerland and Italy. Back to Germany, she joined VDI - The Association of German Engineers in Duesseldorf where she was active as Scientific Collaborator in the VDI-Society for Energy Technologies, subsequenty, headed the VDI-Society for Building Services as Secretary, and, additionally, headed the VDI-Department Guidelines. From 2001 until 2005, she headed the Luebeck Chamber of Commerce IHK as Director General. Following this, she set up and expanded the activities of the VFA Association for Lift Technology in Hamburg as Managing Director.

Already during her spare-time in Duesseldorf she worked as a Coach in her own company COOL COaching-OnLine. Since 2005, she is active as a Coach and Consultant for strategic management and marketing in her engineering firm ProEconomy in Luebeck full-time.

Undine Stricker-Berghoff is a member of many associations e.g. VDI The Association of German Engineers, German Women’s Council and Regional Women’s Council Schleswig-Holstein, Lions-Club Luebeck-Passat, Association Luebeck Press and Marketing-Club Luebeck.

Thomas Römer

Thomas Römer

Position

Cooperating consultant and trainer

Specialized in

Leadership Skills, Project Management, Career Management and Effective Recruitment

Vita

Thomas Römer studied Psychology at the University of Bielefeld with a focus on Organizational Psychology. From the beginning of his career, he worked as a consultant and trainer. After having collected experience in leading consultancies, he changed to a position as human resources manager at the Otto Group, a large international company. In 2003, he established “Team Römer”, a network of human resources consultants specialized in training and coaching. This team provides services both in academic environments as well as in industrial settings.

In addition, Thomas Römer is lecturer at the University of Hamburg, teaching work- and organizational psychology.

Carla Westerheide

Carla Westerheide

Position

Trainer and Consultant

Specialized in

Media Training and Presentation Skills

Vita

Carla Westerheide is a trained journalist, who has stood in front and behind the camera since 2007, and works for different print and radio news outlets in France and in Germany. She also holds a Masters Degree in European and Mediterranean Studies from New York University.

Since 2012, she lives and works in Germany, where she also moderates debates and presentations at trade fairs and expert forums in the fields of renewable energy and new mobility.

Her training focus is on story-telling, as well as oral and visual presentation skills.

Markus Zschintzsch

Markus Zschintzsch

Position

Trainer and Consultant

Specialized in

Project Management, Process Optimization, Leadership Skills

Vita

Markus studied System Dynamics at University of Bergen and obtained a diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University Cottbus in 2005. After that he worked in academia and industry and gained extensive experience in optimizing development, production and management processes, amongst others as a Project Leader at “Dräger Medical GmbH”, Lübeck.

Since 2015, he works as a freelance trainer and consultant. He specialized in the fields of Digital Connectivity, business model development, lean- and project management as well as leadership. Markus is a Certified Business Process Professional and a MGM Moderator.

His training focus is on Process Optimization, Project Management and Leadership Skills.

Katja Dau

Katja Dau

Position

Workshop Coordination and Management Assistance

Vita

Katja studied applied cultural sciences at Leuphana University Lüneburg, focusing on visual studies, communication and media studies, linguistics and public relations. After her M.A., she worked as a project assistant at urbanus GbR, a company working in the field of structural planning and traffic management. In early 2010 she changed to the Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences at Lübeck University, where she was responsible for the conceptualization, implementation and coordination of the transferable skills workshop program for doctoral students, and for the planning and organization of scientific events like conferences and autumn schools.

After that she worked as a project manager for the Medisert GmbH, coordinating a publicly funded research project of University of Applied Sciences Lübeck and University of Lübeck.

2014, she joined the ProSciencia team, where she plans and coordinates the program.