Administration aims to support all staff and guests of the institute. It is divided into the areas of Human Resources Management, Financial Accounting, Third-Party Funding Management (supporting proposals and projects), Purchasing, Travel Management, as well as General Services including Reception and House Technics. Contact details for each area are given below.


Human Resources Management

Team leader: Andrea Franke

Staff members: Stephanie Piltz     Nicola Boss     Eva Fitek     Silke Baltroweit  (currently not available)

We support you in questions about employment contracts, pension schemes, income, remuneration and pensions, pay slips, absences, time recording, personnel files, relocation costs

Financial Accounting

Team leader:   Olga Palienko

Staff for accounting matters:      Tatjana Becker, Astrid Erbacher

Cost and performance accounting (KLR): Nicole Baison

All questions of account allocation and posting of invoices, handling of payment transactions, preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, asset accounting as well as banking and cash management, tax matters

Third-Party Funding Management | EU Funding


Team leader and EU liaison officer: Dr. Sigrid Meyer

National and EU projects: Sven Neumann (DFG, BMBF, BWMi, EU - Joint Undertaking)

Internationale and EU projects: Martina Böther (EU, USA, Foundation, MPG projects, BMBF)

Providing information about funding landscape for different qualification levels and collaboration approaches, supporting scientists to prepare their grant proposal, research and cooperation contract management, administrative project management, project controlling, reporting, preparation and implementation of internal and external project audits


Staff members:  Hilde Burzeya,      Christoph Winter    

Procurement, contract management, tenders, building management

Travel Management

Staff members: Darja Katrysch, Tatjana Becker

Business trip and travel expense reimbursement, advice on hotel and travel bookings

Reception and Facility Management

Reception:  Ilona Ehrenpfort   Hilde Burzeya     Tatjana Becker    Martina Schulze  (currently not available)
Key management, switchboard, incoming/outgoing mails, courier services, seminar room booking, small catering service

Institute's technician: Norbert Dammaß

Caretaker: Ben Sherman


Health Management: Ilona Ehrenpfort (till 30.04.2024)  Nicole Baison (starting on 01.05.2024)

Our student assistants

Sella Rahmayanti   Lallah Sakhi  support the Reception

Simran Sawant  supports digitisation procedures as well as updating on the internet/intranet of admin & the Reception

Vivica Ditter  supports Travel Management & Human Resources


Chenbo Guo

Head of Administration
Tel.: +49 (0)40 41173-285
chenbo.guo@we dont want


Tel.: +49 (0)40 41173-249
teamgz@we dont want

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