23 June 2022, 18.00 – 19.30

M&B Alumni Talk Series

with Lyudmyla Kovalenko (Cohort 2012) and Christian Ebbesen (Cohort 2013)

Dear M&B all,

Finally, we are able to resume our M&B Alumni Talks series.
Please join us and meet Lyudmyla und Christian!
Afterwards, you will be able to catch up with each other at Café Flora on Campus Nord.

Al the best
Your M&B Team

M&B Alumni Talks
Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Luisenstraße 56, Haus 1, Room 144 (ground floor)
Speakers: Lyudmyla Kovalenko (Cohort 2012), Christian Ebbesen (Cohort 2013)

18.00-18:30     Lyudmyla Kovalenko
18:30-19:00    Christian Ebbesen
19:00-19:30    Joint Q&A and discussion
19:30 - open end    Drinks at Café Flora on our campus (House 19)

At this event, Lyudmyla Kovalenko and Christian Ebbesen will share with you their experience after the doctorate and, in both cases, of moving from academia into the private sector.

They will also touch upon topics such as, what to consider when building your CV or building a network, how to deal with (self)doubt when you set out to pursue a career outside academia (“how can I apply my skills from the PhD in “the real world”) and, finally, what training or transferable skills were most helpful once they left M&B.

Lyudmyla Kovalenko (Cohort 2012)
Doctoral project: “The temporal interplay of vision and eye movements”

Lyudmyla Kovalenko did her PhD in visual cognition, using EEG and eye tracking.
After her PhD, Lyudmyla worked as a strategy consultant at Siemens Management Consulting and Strategy& (PwC), where she helped pharma, big tech, chipmakers, utilities companies and other clients develop strategy, build new businesses and optimize organizations.
Since 2022, Lyudmyla is the founder and CEO of a "smart food" startup and is currently working on building her team, scaling production and preparing for a market launch.

Christian L. Ebbesen (Cohort 2013)
Doctoral Project: “Cortical circuits underlying social and spatial exploration in rats”

Christian Ebbesen is a Deep Learning Specialist in Data Science at Lundbeck A/S.
In his work, he uses artificial intelligence to discover and develop new ways to support and restore brain health.
After his PhD, Christian was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert Froemke at the NYU Neuroscience Institute and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, where he worked on the oxytocin system and used a combination of experimental and computational methods to map complex, cortical receptive fields during social behavior in mice.

After the talk, we will move to a student café on our campus for a more informal exchange. Please pay for your own (inexpensive) drinks.



HU Berlin
Luisenstraße 56
10117 Berlin
Room 144 (ground floor)