Being a Parent in Academia – Interview with Till Opatz

Andreas Neidlinger

Till Opatz is full professor of organic chemistry at the University of Mainz. He took up his position in Mainz in 2010 after working as a professor in Hamburg, where his wife holds a position as professor for developmental neurophysiology. They have a 17 months old daughter and we were wondering how the family life with two parents in such demanding positions can be managed. In between his busy schedule as a professor and father, Prof. Opatz took the time to answer some questions about the difficulties that parents in academia have to face.

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