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    Silke Baltroweit     Nicola Boss     Eva Fitek

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 (Projects)


Team leader and EU liaison officer:  (commisary) Chenbo Guo

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:  Torsten Bruhn,   Ausra Peters

Procurement, contract management, tenders, building management

Travel Management

Staff members: Darja Katrysch

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

General Services and Facility Management

Reception: Martina Schulze     Ilona Ehrenfort     Tatjana Becker   
Key management, switchboard, incoming/outgoing mails, courier services, seminar room booking, small catering service

Health Management: Ilona Ehrenfort 

Operations technician (TGA): N.N.

Caretaker: Ben Sherman

Our student assistants

Sella Rahmayanti   Celine Imker    Jarl Brockmöller   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

Reiner Letscher

Deputy Head of Administration
Tel.: +49 (0)40 41173-377



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

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