Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

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 donors, scientific organizations, and scientific policies.

The Wiko assists the strategic and structural development of Senckenberg’s programs and research fields. It is also the central body for knowledge transfer, in line with the Leibniz guiding principle “Theoria cum praxi”. Furthermore, the Wiko supports Senckenberg’s scientists in internal networking. It is responsible for the organizational 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 scientists through its ability to initiate and proof national and Europe-wide applications for third-party funding, offers further education and coaching for young scientists, builds up the Alumni Network, and organizes scientific events and conferences.

In addition to everything else, it performs maintenance and develops the reporting databases, prepares scientific reports for funding agencies and the organizes 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
Julia Krohmer
Dr. Julia Krohmer
Deputy Head of Scientific Coordination; Head of Knowledge Transfer; Consulting reg. third party funding (EU, BMBF, Leibniz-SAW)
Dr. Olaf Butenschön
Coordination of the reporting
Dr. Johannes Hätscher
knowledge transfer, project coordinator of FMER-project "bionic marketplace"
Dr. Stefanie Vogel
Consulting reg. third-party funding (DFG, EU, other)
Dr. Sabine Telle
Support in the acquisition of third-party funding, Contact person for matters concerning early career researchers
Ursula Maurer-Kranig
Assistance, Alumni