Student Council

The BIGS Clinical and Population Science Student Council are a group of doctoral students (at different stages of the PhD) that act as a direct link between the program administration and the students to facilitate and improve communication among each other. We also are in charge of organizing events (scientific and not-so-scientific) and encourage interaction within the broad PhD community in Bonn. We collect ideas, propose projects, and support networking. If you have an idea for an academic or social event, please let us know!

We are happy to help students with anything we can within the graduate school!
New BIGS students are always welcome to join the council so if you want to know more or have any question please contact us by email at students(at)

Current – Student Council

Rika Etteldorf
Ahmed Fouda
Riccardo Leone
Katharina Wenderott

Former Student Council Members

Hannah Klinkhammer (2023)
Charlotte Pahnke (2023)
Thomas Rhode (2023)
Alina Schenk (2023)