Scientific Coordination Office (Wiko)

The Senckenberg Scientific Coordination Office (Wiko) is responsible for the exchange of knowledge and information between employees, locations and institutes, as well as for communication with funding bodies, scientific organizations and science policy.

Wiko accompanies the strategic and structural development of the Senckenberg programs and research areas and is the central organ of the transfer of knowledge, in accordance with the Leibniz motto “Theoria cum praxi”. In addition, Wiko supports Senckenberg’s researchers in internal networking activities. We are also responsible for organizational support of the bodies and committees of the Senckenberg Society, including the Scientific Advisory Board and the Scientific Committee. 

Moreover, Wiko advises and supports scientists in third-party funding acquisition at the national as well as EU level, offers training and coaching for young academics, establishes and accompanies the alumni network and organizes scientific events and conferences.

Maintenance and further development of the reporting databases is another key element of our work as well as the preparation of the scientific reports to the donors and the organization of regular internal and external evaluations.



Wiko Staff and Tasks

Dr. Kerstin Höntsch
Head of Scientific Coordination Office
Dr. Julia Krohmer
Deputy Head of Scientific Coordination Office

– Wissenstransfer 
– Beratung EU-Forschungsförderung

Dr. Olaf Butenschön
Scientific staff member

– Koordination der Berichterstattungen

Julia INtemann
Dr. Julia Intemann
Scientific staff member

– Wissenstransfer
– Erschließung des Transferpotenzials bei SGN (BMBF-Projekt SMART)

Dr. Annette Kolb
Scientific staff member