What does mentoring entail?

As an experienced researcher and mentor I pass on my long experience in the biomedical academic and industrial areas to those with less experience (mentees). Mentoring supports mentees in their personal and professional development. Its objectives may be to recognize, acknowledge and develop one's own strengths, to draft and support career development plans, to establish and maintain collaboration networks or to improve self-marketing strategies.

Who may profit from mentoring?

Young researchers (post-docs), medical doctors, young group leaders and junior professors.

Mentoring supports mentees in their personal and professional development.


Luca Meoli Dr. rer. nat. Research Fellow, Children´s Hospital Boston, USA

I had the unique opportunity to meet Patricia and work under her mentorship during my PhD. She never neglected my mistakes; but, she always made me feel [...read more]

that I had a real chance to turn them into a concrete opportunity to improve myself.

Jochen Jaeger, Dr. rer. nat. Quality Functional Lead, Roche Diagnostics International, Rotkreuz/ Switzerland

I know Patricia from the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin where she was my mentor. She is very thorough and analytical in approaching problems and supports the team in achieving solutions.

Christoph Nabzdyk, Dr. med. Research Fellow and Surgery Resident at Tufts Medical Center, Harvard, USA

For the last eight years Prof. Ruiz has been not only an exceptional mentor but also a true inspiration for me. I was drawn to her laboratory mainly because of Prof. Ruiz’ brilliant mind, her kindhearted [...read more]

nature, and her ability to understand a trainee’s abilities and to systematically expand them.