The second Consortium Meeting will take place at
the MPIP in Mainz, Germany
14-18 Oct. 2019



Meeting’s programme

Soft Skills training: “Oral presentation”

Training by (Mr. Philipp Gramlich)

The aim of this course is to prepare presentation of the PhD subject (< 5min) including recent achievements.
It is a workshop with the possibility for the 8 participants to work on short pitch-presentations and/or their own slide presentations about their own research.The presentation will be given subsenquently for the Masterclass to be held on Wed. Oct. 16.

Duration: full day

Training on Intercultural Skills

Training by NOVATRIS (Benjamin Le Merdy)
Duration: 3h


Keynote Lectures n°1

More information coming up soon

Duration: 1h15


Keynote Lecture n°2 (to be confirmed)

Lecture presented by Alexander Peschl on “Industrial Photoreactors”
Duration: 1h15



Feedback from the soft skills training on Mon. Oct. 14. In presence of the coordinator (Abraham Chemtob), Benjamin Le Merdy and Advisory Board members.
Duration: 3-4h


Keynote Lecture n°3 (to be confirmed)

Photochemistry n°2 (A. Braun)
Duration: 1h15


“Sharing career experience” (to be confirmed)

Innovation from academic laboratories to companies: myth or reality

With the participation of Peschl, PHT, Glantreo, RISE and Borchers

Duration: 1h15


Research meeting

Starting at 9 a.m

Introduction (Abraham Chemtob)
Duration: 30mn

ESR 1 (Cuong Le), ESR 2 (Lorena Infante), ESR 3 (Justine Elgoyhen) and ESR 4 (Brahim Bessif)
Duration: 1h/ESR


Career track interview

+ discussion in small groups
Duration: 2h


Consortium dinner

Research meeting

Ending at 4 p.m

ESR 5 (Alexander Ricke), ESR 6 (Viola Hobiger), ESR 7 (Eirni Skoufa) and ESR 8 (Narmin Suvarly)
Duration: 1h/ESR

Duration: 30mn


Supervisory Board

Duration: 1h


Advisory Board

Duration: 45 mn

How to reach the MPIP?

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP)

Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz

By Public Transport

Mainz main station (Mainz Hauptbahnhof) is serviced daily by several Intercity (IC), Eurocity (EC) and Intercity Express (ICE) trains.

From the main station take the tram lines number 51 or 53 to reach the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. The journey will take about 10 minutes.

Single fare tickets can be bought at a vending machine or from the driver. A one-way ticket costs 2,80 Euros. You can find more information about the fares at Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft
If you arrive at Mainz central station with a RMV or RNN ticket, no extra ticket is needed to reach the institute. The same applies, if you have a long distance train ticket with the addition “Mainz+City”.

Tram lines number 51 and 53 (direction Lerchenberg/Hindemithstraße) and 59 (direction Hochschule Mainz)
Tram number 51 and 59 depart from platform A, number 53 from platform L.
Get off at the stop “Hochschule Mainz“. The institute can be reached after a two-minute walk across Koblenzer Straße into Ackermannweg.


Reception desk
Please go to the reception desk at the main entrance of the institute and announce your arrival.
Should you arrive outside office hours, you can phone your contact person from the reception. A phone directory is provided.

By Car

Please note that from February 1, 2013, Mainz and Wiesbaden are part of an environmental zone. Every vehicle entering a German environmental zone now needs to display an environmental badge. For more information please go to: German environmental zones.

From the south via the A60 highway
Take the exit no. 20 (Mainz-Lerchenberg ). Turn right onto “Koblenzer Straße” and keep in the left lane. Before the fifth traffic light, turn right to arrive at the main entrance of the university. The Institute is located on your left hand side.

From the north via the A60 highway
Take the exit no. 19 (Mainz-Finthen) and follow the sign “Innenstadt”. After passing the roundabout “Europaplatz” take the next left and follow the direction “Bretzenheim” and “Universität”. Turn left at the first traffic light and again at the next traffic light to arrive at the main entrance of the university. The Institute is located on your left hand side.

By Plane

Frankfurt International Airport (IATA code: FRA)

At Frankfurt airport there are two train stations:

  1. the regional (local) station in the basement (“level-1”) of terminal 1
    (area “S”)
  2. the long distance station, AirRail Terminal or area “T”

AirRail Terminal
The AirRail Terminal is directly accessible from Terminal 1 (Hall A,B,C). From Terminal 2 (Hall D and E) both train stations are reached via Terminal 1: either take the Sky Line train or the free shuttle bus.
There is a Deutsche Bahn (“DB”) counter at the ground level of Terminal 1 and at the top of the long-distance station, and a travel agency (“Reisebüro”) at arrival level of Hall B.

From the station for regional trains:
From the regional station, direct local trains (RE and S-Bahn “S8”) with final destination Wiesbaden) frequently leave from track 3 for Mainz Hbf, which is reached in 20-30 minutes.

You have to buy a Verkehrsverbund ticket (at “RMV” vending machines) in advance for € 4.65. (The code number for Mainz is 65; do not opt for a connection via Frankfurt Hbf).

  • There is no possibility to buy tickets on the trains and not having a valid ticket carries a € 60 fine.
  • A “RMV” vending machine is also located in the baggage claim area of Hall B.
  • Please note: S9 does not go to Mainz Hbf so you have to change trains at “Mainz-Kastel”. In front of this station (on the other side of the street) you can take the busses Nº 54, 55 or 58. On weekdays during day time you can also catch a regional train at Mainz-Bischofsheim that takes you to Mainz Hbf.

From the long-distance train station:
From the long-distance station (track 6 and 7) non-stop IC-/EC-/ICE- trains take you to Mainz Hbf in ca. 20 minutes.
The regular fare is € 9.00 (IC/EC) and € 13.00 (ICE). Tickets can be bought at “DB” vending machines and counters, or on the train at some additional charge. There is approximately one train per hour heading for Mainz Hbf (usually leaving 58 minutes past the hour).

Frankfurt Hahn Airport (IATA code: HHN)

Note, there is another international airport, Frankfurt-Hahn, which is located in Hunsrück, some 70 km west of Mainz.
Between Mainz Hbf and that airport there are several direct bus connections (‘BOHR’ bus company). The travel time is 70 minutes and the fare costs € 15,00. The buses stop at Mainz central station platform N.