Our TEAM Our Mission

The German Society is a student society run by mostly postgraduate students at Cambridge. It is our mission to break down barriers, connect people and foster international understanding.


None of our efforts would be possible without the keen dedication and passion of our committee. The German Society is a student-run society with most of the committee members completing postgraduate and PhD degrees in STEM, Medicine, Economics, Achaeology, History and Classics at Cambridge. Each one of us is driven by the prospect of promoting multilateral exchange, breaking down barriers and creating a platform for the mutual exchange of creative ideas.


Greta Markert

Greta is a second year PhD student in Medical Sciences at the Cancer Institute CRUK and originally from the black forest region. In her research, she is focusing on machine learning algorithms for histopathology images to detect esophageal cancer. Prior to this, she studied Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at ETH Zurich with a focus on computational drug discovery. She has previous working experience in the fields of patents and consulting. In addition to her research, she enjoys playing squash, rowing, and discovering Cambridge.


-Vice President-

Nico Müller

With roots tracing back to Heidelberg, Nico is currently a second-year PhD candidate in Medical Science at CRUK CI, where he concentrates on exploring the critical role played by the immune system in cancer. Nico obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Molecular Biotechnology from Heidelberg University, while gaining additional research experience as a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. When he is not engaged in his research pursuits, Nico enjoys leading the Tedpoles (Eddie’s Swimming Society) to the swimming pool, planning events for his college, and can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen.



Konstantin Hemker

Konstantin is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department, where he researches Multimodal Machine Learning & explainability for cancer medicine, funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. Prior to moving to Cambridge, he worked as a Senior Data Scientist at BCG, focussing on drug yield optimisation for pharmaceutical companies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics. Besides his studies, Konstantin is passionate about playing Football, Tennis, Cycling, and Rowing, as well as playing the Cello.



Franz Fuchs

Franz is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology conducting research on secure systems. He is developing mitigation mechanisms as well as pioneering new hardware-software solutions. Franz holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Munich (TUM) as well as a MSc in Computer Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In his spare time, Franz enjoys outdoor adventures – especially long hikes in his home state Bavaria. He is looking forward to answering all your questions this year!


-Events Officer-

Friedrich Weberling

Friedrich is a current visiting researcher and incoming PhD student at the Biochemistry Department. His research focusses on machine learning for protein engineering and single-cell sequencing. Before coming to Cambridge, Friedrich studied in Munich and Berlin earning a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Berlin and a M.Sc. in Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence from Technical University Munich. Besides of his studies, Friedrich has experience in strategy consulting and software engineering working in Germany, the USA, and Uganda. In his free time, Friedrich is a rower and very much enjoys opera and ballet. He is always happy to connect with fellow students!


-Events Officer-

Raymond Chen

Raymond is from Frankfurt and currently studying for the PhD in Chemical Engineering at King’s College, which is generously funded by the Cambridge Trust, Chemical Engineering Department and King’s College. The aim of the PhD is to turn Sargassum algae into biochar for CO2 fixation/sequestration and agricultural purposes such as increasing nutrient retention, as well as graphene for high-tech applications. Before his PhD, Raymond did his undergraduate in Physics at the Technical University of Munich and continued with an MPhil in Energy Technologies at Cambridge. In his free time, Raymond enjoys going for a run, discovering Cambridge, and improvising on the piano and is always excited about the next event.


-Marketing & Outreach Officer--

Leonas Pausch

Leonas is an undergraduate History and Politics student at Homerton College, focusing on Modern European history and International Relations. He is involved in various committee positions for the Wilberforce Society, a student think-tank, and the Cambridge Union and has contributed to publications about Weimar and Nazi Germany. Leonas grew up in Hamburg and in his spare time he enjoys practicing piano and organ, as well as playing a bit of Tennis. He is very excited about the events lined up!


-Marketing & Outreach Officer-

Julia Acker

Julia joined the University of Cambridge as a PhD student in Biochemistry in 2021. She currently focuses on the role played by biological phase separation in the course of viral infection and is a big fan of intrinsically disordered proteins (even though they have caused her a sleepless night or two).


She received her Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cologne and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. From time to time she can be spotted going for a hike, a run or having a hot chocolate whilst admiring the beauty of Cambridge.


-Social Officer-

Michael Schneider

Michael joined the University of Cambridge as a PhD candidate in Medical Sciences and recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. In his research at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, he is developing computational tools to identify genetic biomarkers to create more personalized cancer treatments. Prior to his PhD, Michael completed his undergraduate studies at the LMU Munich and TU Munich, studying Psychology, Computer Science, and Physics. Later, he obtained an MSc in Bioinformatics from Imperial College London. He is an active member of the Darwin College MCR. Michael enjoys being on the water and exploring nature in his free time. He is an outgoing person who likes to spend evenings with friends and meet new people.

Kaya Dreesbeimdiek

-Speakers Officer-

Kaya Dreesbeimdiek

Kaya is a PhD student at the Engineering Department conducting research on resilience analysis of hospital systems. She holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and an Honours Degree in Technology Management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Prior to starting her PhD, Kaya received an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the University of Cambridge. She is an enthusiastic mountaineer and runner.

Kilian Bachmair

-Speakers Officer-

Kilian Bachmair

Kilian is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics; his research is on the effect of the LIBOR manipulation scandal on financial markets. In addition to his research, he is passionate about history, politics and current affairs. In his spare time, Kilian enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, travelling and sports – especially tennis and squash as well as outdoor adventure sports such as hiking, kayaking and paragliding.


-Sponsorship Officer-

Jan-Lennart Venne

Jan is a PhD student at the Department of Biochemistry and AstraZeneca where he works on therapeutics targeting protein-protein interactions in cancer. He holds a BSc. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Maastricht, and an MSc. in Pharmacology from the University of Oxford. Jan is interested in medical innovation and novel therapeutics. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, and he enjoys socialising, sports, and reading in his free time.


-Sponsorship Officer-

Moritz Przybilla

Meet Moritz, a third-year PhD student who is aiming to redefine the way we approach early cancer detection and prevention. Based in the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, Moritz is also pursuing a part-time MBA in Science & Management at the Collège des Ingénieurs in Munich, Germany. His work has taken him to world-class institutes such as the German Cancer Research Center, the Francis-Crick Institute, and Stanford University. With an eye towards enhancing health services for patient benefit, he is passionate about translating his findings into clinical practice through entrepreneurship.



-IT Officer-

Kornél Szabó

Kornel is an undergraduate computer science student at King’s College. His main areas of interest are deep learning and quantitative trading, where he is due to begin his second internship this summer. Prior to attending Cambridge, he attended a special-maths secondary school where he developed his passion for STEM and took part in various olympiads. In his free time, he does tutoring and works on his own projects with friends. He enjoys engaging in political, economical and philosophical discussions, cycling and swimming.



The German Society offers a wide range of opportunities to become involved in many areas and to get to know prominent figures from politics, business and culture.  Take the opportunity to expand your network and extracurricular experience in a dynamic team! We advertise vacancies on our facebook page, but you can also send an unsolicited application for one of our committee positions. We are looking forward to see you on our AGM.