Scientific Coordination (Wiko)

As a central service facility, the Scientific Coordination (Wiko) is responsible for the exchange of knowledge and information between employees, locations and institutes, as well as for communication with funders, science organisations and science policy.

The Wiko accompanies the strategic and structural development of Senckenberg’s Programs and Research Fields and is the central body for knowledge transfer, in line with the Leibniz guiding principle “Theoria cum praxi”. In addition, the Wiko supports Senckenberg’s scientists in internal networking. It is also responsible for the organisational support of the organs and committees of the Senckenberg Society, including the Scientific Advisory Board and the Scientific Committee.

Furthermore, the Wiko advises and supports the scientists in initiating and elaborating national and EU-wide applications for third-party funding, offers further education and coaching for young scientists, builds up the Alumni Network and organises scientific events and conferences.

Its tasks also include the maintenance and further development of the reporting databases, the preparation of scientific reports to the funding agencies and the organisation of regular internal and external evaluations.

You will find the staff members in rooms 1.14 and 1.20 – 1.24 of the Maria-Sibylla-Merian-Haus, Georg-Voigt-Straße 14-16, 60325 Frankfurt am Main.


Wiko Staff and Tasks

Dr. Kerstin Höntsch
Head of Scientific Coordination; Coordination of evaluations
Dr. Julia Krohmer
Deputy Head of Scientific Coordination; Head of Knowledge Transfer; Consulting reg. EU third party funding
Dr. Olaf Butenschön
Coordination of the reporting
Dr. Julia Intemann
Knowledge Transfer; Exploitation of the transfer potential at SGN (BMBF project SMART)
Dr. Annette Kolb
Consulting reg. third-party funding; Career Advice for scientists; contact person Alumni Network