Young NOA.

Working group of
young researchers.

Welcome to:

With the support of the NOA, the YoungNOA was founded as an independent working group of neuro-oncology-oriented young researchers.

The YoungNOA sees itself as an open association of young stakeholders from the basic sciences and the clinical fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and radiation oncology.



Innovative ideas

Promotion of young talent

Scientific training

The YoungNOA members have set themselves the goal of helping to shape the continuing medical education curriculum in the field of neuro-oncology as well as actively supporting scientific networking and the development of young neuro-oncologists throughout Germany.

Furthermore, the collaboration of the young scientists should contribute to the implementation of innovative research ideas, e.g. in the context of clinical studies.


During the NOA Annual Meeting 2019 in Mannheim, a YoungNOA Session was held for the first time. In the run-up to the session, YoungNOA members independently evaluated and selected contributions from young scientists in the fields of clinical and experimental neuro-oncological research. YoungNOA also presented awards for the best presented projects.

During a site meeting, the common goals and essential tasks were defined.

The group is present at NOA and DGN annual meetings, as well as at the NOA Winterschool for questions and suggestions from young neuro-oncologists.

Board of Directors

Chair of the Young NOA:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michael Müther

Deputy Chair:

Ms. Sina Heider


Dr. Felix Behling

Extended Board

Head of the Research Department:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Sied Kebir

Head of the Department for Continuing Education:

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Marcel Kamp

Head of the Department for the Promotion of Young Talent:

Dr. Raphael Bodensohn

Head of the Department for Congress and Press Relations:

Dr. Lazaros Lazaridis

Spokespeople of the YoungNOA since its inception:

T. Kessler, L. Lazaridis

Secretaries of the YoungNOA since its inception:

I. Mäurer, R. Bodensohn

“The innovative educational offers of the NOA and YoungNOA provide me with a great opportunity for interdisciplinary training in the field of neuro-oncology.”

Teresa Schmidt, resident physician from Essen