HITS researcher is Schiemann Fellow of the Max Planck Society

2. July 2021

Ganna (Anya) Gryn’ova, head of the Computational Carbon Chemistry (CCC) group at HITS, has been elected as Schiemann Fellow of the Max Planck Society. The program fosters the careers of excellent female scientists. The Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg includes mentoring, networking, scientific exchanges and regular plenary meetings. Ganna Gryn’ova is one of five fellows that have been admitted to the Kolleg this year.

Ganna (Anya) Gryn’ova (Photo: HITS / Mück)

Within the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg scientific members of the Max Planck Society foster the careers of excellent female scientists after their postdoc phase, helping them to succeed on their way to an appointment as a tenured professor or as a director of a research institution. The support of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg is of non-material nature; the fellows are not supported financially.

Ganna Gryn’ova is leader of the junior group Computational Carbon Chemistry (CCC) group at HITS. She studied chemistry at the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Ukraine before pursuing a Ph.D. in computational chemistry at the Australian National University, Canberra. She spent her postdoctoral research at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, before she joined HITS in April 2019. Since 2020, Ganna Gryn’ova is also member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University. She has received several awards, among them the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship by the European Commission.

The Schiemann fellows are selected by the members of the Kolleg. Usually, five new fellows are admitted every year. The membership of the fellows normally expires after five years. Obtainment of a permanent job automatically leads to termination.

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About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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