Course Archive

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Applied Plant Genetics & Career Perspectives at Corteva Agriscience

21/06/2018 - 22/06/2018

Participants: Doctoral researcher and postdocs

Location: UoC, Institute for Genetics (day 1); UoC, Cologne Biocenter (day 2)

Time: 9:30 - 16:00 (day 1); 9:30 - 13:00 (day 2)

Max. number of participants: 20

Trainers:

  • Dr. Günter Strittmatter, CEPLAS Consultant – Technology Transfer & Cooperation Management; Innovation by Research Consulting
  • Frank Röber, Susanne Groh, Gabriele Schween, Alberto Sanzand, representatives from Corteva AgriscienceTM

Content:

Day 1: Status and Future of Plant Breeding

  • Breeding Methodology
  • Mendel Genetics vs. Quantitative Genetics
  • Molecular Breeding: Genomics, Marker Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering
  • Outlook

Day 2: Working at a globally leading agriscience company: Corteva AgriscienceTM

  • Introduction to Corteva AgriscienceTM
  • Working at Corteva AgriscienceTM
  • Career Perspectives
  • Qualifications
  • Working Environment
  • How to apply
  • How to be successful in industry

Registration is opened until June 17, 2018. To register for the course, please follow this link

Natural variation

23/05/2017 - 24/05/2017

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Maria von Korff Schmising, Dr. Artem Pankin, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Maria von Korff Schmising, Dr. Artem Pankin

Content:

  • Natural Diversity 

  • Population Genetics 

  • Evolution 

  • Quantitative Genetics 

  • QTL Analysis 



Date: May 23 – 24 2017 
Time: 9:00 – 16:00 (day 1), 9:00 – 13:00 (day 2) 

Location: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10, 50829 Cologne 

Max. number of participants: 12

Registration

Applied plant genetics & career development at NPZ Innovation GmbH

18/05/2017 - 19/05/2017

Instructors: Dr. Günter Strittmatter, Consultant for Technology Transfer and Cooperation Management, CEPLAS; Matthias Enders, Dr. Steffen Rietz, NPZ Innovation GmbH

Instructors:

  • Dr. Günter Strittmatter, CEPLAS Consultant – Technology Transfer & Cooperation Management; formerly Head of Research & Development at KWS SAAT AG
  • Matthias Enders, Bioinformatician at NPZ Innovation GmbH
  • Dr. Steffen Rietz, Phytopathologist at NPZ Innovation GmbH

Content:
Day1: Status and Future of Plant Breeding

  • Breeding Methodology
  • Mendel Genetics vs. Quantitative Genetics
  • Molecular Breeding: Genomics, Marker Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering
  • Outlook

Day 2: Professional Perspectives for Plant Scientists in a Plant Breeding Company; meet current employees from NPZ Innovation GmbH

  • Breeding Companies
  • Qualifications
  • Working Environment
  • Career Perspectives
  • How to apply
  • Working at NPZ Innovation GmbH
  • How to be successful in industry


Time: 9:30 – 16:00 (day 1), 9:30 – 13:00 (day 2)
Location: University of Cologne, Institute for Genetics, Zülpicher Str. 47a, 50674 Cologne, 4th Floor, Lecture Hall
Max. number of participants: 15 – 20

CEPLAS / BioSC Workshop: Non-Photochemical Quenching Workshop

22/09/2015 - 25/09/2015

Studying Response to Excess Light Energy

Instructors: Prof. Oliver Ebenhöh, Anna Matuszynska, Roberto Bassi, Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont, Giovanni Finazzi, Peter Jahns

This interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together a dievrse group of researchers working on non-photocheical quenching mechanisms in plants and marine organisms. It will provide a platform for a focussed discussion and and exchange of cross-disciplinary ideas and results. The topics of the workshop will include various aspects of NPQ, ranging from molecular mechanisms of quenching, over new measuring techniques to constructing theroetical descriptions of the process and mathematical modelling. Side of lectures conducted by worldwide experts in NPQ research, there will be a significant time devoted to gain hands-on experience in using mathematical models. The workshop is designed to bring together a group of around 20 participants in an early stage of their scientific career.

Applied plant genetics

11/03/2015 - 12/03/2015

Instructors: Dr. Günter Strittmatter, Consultant for Technology Transfer and Cooperation Management, CEPLAS; Dr. Markus Nießen, Florian Bruhns, KWS SAAT SE

Content:
Day 1

  • Basics of Plant Breeding with short exercises

  • Breeding Methodology

  • Mendel Genetics vs. Quantitative Genetics
  • Molecular Breeding: Genomics, Marker Diagnostics, Genetic Engineering
  • Outlook



Day 2

  • Professional Perspectives for Plant Geneticists in a Plant Breeding Company (meet current employees from KWS SAAT AG)
  • Breeding Companies
  • Qualifications
  • Working Environment
  • Career Perspectives
  • How to apply
  • Working at KWS
  • How to be successful in industry



Instructors:
Dr. Günter Strittmatter (formerly Head of Research and Development at KWS SAAT AG), 2 employees from KWS SAAT AG (Florian Bruhns – Human Resources / Employer Branding and Talent Sourcing, Dr. Markus Nießen – Scientific Researcher)


Natural variation

31/07/2014 - 01/08/2014

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Maria von Korff, Prof. Dr. Maarten Koornneef, Sven Templer, Dr. Artem Pankin, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

Population genetics, quantitative genetics, QTL mapping, association mapping


The plant module

05/05/2014 - 09/05/2014

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ute Höcker (UoC), Prof. Dr. Maria Albani (UoC), Prof. Dr. Andeas Weber (HHU), Henning Frerigmann (UoC), Stijn Spaepen (MPIPZ), Jörg Becker (IGC), Jose Feijo (University of Maryland), organised by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal

The plant module is a theoretical course that presents on the one hand typical plant topics to the students and on the other hand trains in a workshop style in skills which a scientist needs. These skills are analysis and critical thinking, asking critical questions, critical reviewing of published articles, suggesting experimental approaches for scientific questions, suggesting grant applications in furtherance of known projects to mock juries, and more.

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2. Research Skill Development

RNA seq

17/09/2018 - 19/09/2018

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Trainers:

    • Dr. Alisandra Denton, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, HHU Düsseldorf
    • Dr. Dominik Brilhaus, CEPLAS Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics Laboratory, Düsseldorf 

    The workshop focused on hands on exercises in RNAseq analysis, interspersed with explanatory talks.  

    Participants: 22

    Day 1 – Monday Sept 17th, 9am to 6pm

    • Welcome
    • Linux/command line introduction
    • Experimental design
    • Illumina RNAseq
    • Illumina: read pre-processesing
      • Handling
      • Quality control
      • Trimming
    • Illumina: from reads to quantified transcripts
      • Quantifying against reference transcriptome with Kallisto
      • Mapping to reference genome with Hisat2 + htseq-count
      • Cross species mapping with BLAT + count
      • De novo assembly with Trinity

    Day 2 – Tuesday Sept 18th, 9am to 6pm

    • Read counts to characterization
      • Import and setup
      • Overview clustering
      • RNAseq statistics
        • Differential expression
      • Functional enrichment (GO, MapMan)
      • Targeted analyses
        • Including external information
        • Individual plots or heatmap of genes of interest

    Day 3 – Wednesday Sept 19th, 9am to 4pm

    • Long read RNAseq (IsoSeq, Direct RNAseq)
    • Long read: read preprocessing
      • Handling
      • Quality control
    • Long read: application
      • Clustering and consensus
      • Gene annotation
    • Questions and discussion

    CRISPR/Cas9 Genome editing course

    03/07/2018

    Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

    Location: Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, Düsseldorf

    Time: 9 am to 4 pm

    Max. number of participants: 45

    Target group: Doctoral researchers and postdocs interested in the high-potential and efficient gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9; participants should be familiar with basic molecular biology

    Presenters:

    • Prof. Dr. George Coupland, Max Planck Insitute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
    • Dr. Florian Hahn, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
    • Dr. Youbong Hyun, Max Planck Insitute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
    • Dr. Claire Kamei, Max Planck Insitute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
    • Dr. Ailbhe Brazel, Max Planck Insitute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

    Course content

    The course covers the discovery and theoretical background and presents
    applications of CRISPR technology in plants. There will be room left for general
    discussion and problem solving for participants.

    Topics covered:

    • CRISPR bacterial genetics, discovery and nomenclature;
    • Inducing mutations with RNA-protein complexes not employing transgenes
    • Design of guide RNAs
    • Identifying mutations after double strand cleavage using single guide RNA
    • Types of mutations – insertions; deletions. Beware of restarting translation after a frameshift might give an active protein
    • Genetics including segregation from Cas
    • Range of available vectors (promoters driving Cas9) and cloning guide RNAs (Shared with Claire)
    • Mutations in non-protein coding genes and in tandem duplicates; also Lipmann experiments for promoter engineering
    • Resequencing to identify off target effects
    • Employing CRISPR for gene replacement
    • Using Cas9-cytidine deaminase for base mutagenesisUsing enzyme fusions to Cas9 to induce changes in histone modifications
    • Controlling transcription with Cas9
    • General Discussion including regulatory issues and design of experiments (guide RNAs, strategies) or problem solving for participants


    Creating beautiful graphs with R

    30/05/2017 - 01/06/2017

    Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Fritzemeier, HHU Düsseldorf

    Instructor: Jonathan Fritzemeier, Computational Cell Biology (Prof. Martin Lercher), HHU Düsseldorf

    Content:

    Day 1: Introduction to R (as needed)

    Day 2: plotting data with ggplot2

    Day 3: hands on: creating figures with your own data (on demand)

    Time: 9:30 - 16:00
    Location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Room 25.02.01.25
    Max. number of participants: 10


    Mass spectrometry in protein analysis

    16/01/2017 - 20/01/2017

    Instructor: Dr. Sabine Metzger, University of Cologne

    This course is divided into lecture and course:

    Lecture: Introduction in the different mass spectrometric methods used in protein science (MALDI-MS and ESI-MS). Interpretation of mass spectra, de novo sequencing, data base search

    Lab course: If available and desired analysis of own samples. Starting with protein digest (in gel or in solution) with following mass analysis and spectra interpretation.

    Data mining – gene expression data evaluation

    01/01/2017

    Instructor: Dr. Ovidiu Popa, HHU Düsseldorf

    Data mining in computer science is the computational process of uncovering pattern of interests in large data sets, which is termed “knowledge discovery in databases KDD” [1]. Microarrays in experimental molecular biology allows monitoring the expression levels of tens of thousands of genes simultaneously. This approach necessarily result is an enormous collection of data, whose evaluation makes the use of statistical tools indispensable. In this workshop we want to present the concept of data mining for molecular biology and to introduce some statistical method for analyzing microarray data.

    Content:
    Introduction to microarray data: Overview of image processing, transformation and normalization Analysis of gene expression data in R:

    • ANOVA – Analyze the mean and variance of gene expression across groups of conditions.
    • Two factor ANOVA (TFA) – Used to find genes whose expression is significantly different over two factors
    • Distance metrics (Euclidean, Manhattan, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient)
    • Clustering methods – cluster genes or samples with similar expression profiles together * hierarchical cluster (specifying relationships among objects in a cluster) * non-hierarchical (without specifying relationships between objects in a cluster)


    [1] Cabena, Peter; Hadjnian, Pablo; Stadler, Rolf; Verhees, Jaap; Zanasi, Alessandro (1997); Discovering Data Mining: From Concept to Implementation, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-743980-6

    Introduction to statistical data analysis

    13/07/2016 - 15/07/2016

    Instructor: Prof. Oliver Ebenhöh, HHU Düsseldorf

    Content:

    • what is statistics? what is it good for? What can and cannot be done with statistics?
    • hypothesis-based research
    • experimental design
    • simple statistical tests with R

    Advanced methods for fluorescence imaging

    07/06/2016 - 09/06/2016

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Simon, Dr. Yvonne Stahl, HHU Düsseldorf; Dr. Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi), HHU Düsseldorf

    Application of fluorescence methods for protein localisation and interaction studies in vivo; this course will include FLIM, FRET, FCS, FRAP and other advanced methods to investigate the dynamic behaviour of proteins in plant tissues. Basic knowledge of Excel required. Note: Participants are selected by the trainer team based on short motivation letter including an overview about your previous experience and the importance of this method regarding your project.

    Scientific writing using LaTeX

    18/05/2016 - 20/05/2016

    Instructor: Dr. Antonella Sucurro, HHU Düsseldorf

    LaTeX is a markup language based on the typesetting system TeX. It is widely considered as the standard for professional and good looking text documents (theses, papers, reports...) in the scientific community. Based on the WYSIWYM concept (What You See Is What You Mean) in contraposition to the WYSIWYG approach (What You See Is What You Get) of Word and OpenOffice, LaTeX has many useful features that automatically take care of things like bibliography management, cross-text linking and referencing, figures and tables labelling etc. In these two days we will go through the basics of the LaTeX language (structuring a document, using bibliography, customize appearance, manage floating environments like tables and more), providing example templates of journal articles and PhD theses that the participants can use.

    Linux and Perl

    14/02/2016 - 15/02/2017

    Instructor: Ganga Jeena, University of Cologne

    Basic commands and concepts; learn to access your data files and work on them to retrieve specific information. Learn about installing and executing software. Request: If you would like to participate in this course, please add to your registration a few sentences why you are interested to learn perl or linux and what specific problems you wish to solve. This information will help Ganga to get an overview about the specific requirements of the participants and will help to shape the content of the course.

    Protein crystallization and X-ray structure analysis

    12/02/2016 - 18/02/2016

    Instructors: Prof. Georg Groth, Dr. Astrid Höppner, HHU Düsseldorf

    The aim of the workshop is to bring macromolecular structure determination closer to the non-experts in the field. The workshop will introduce the participants to what structural information crystallography can provide, the basics of crystallographic techniques (protein crystallization, x-ray diffraction, data collection and data analysis), structure determination, model building and refinement, structure validation, analysis and interpretation.
    The basic theory on X-ray crystallography will be provided in an introductory session followed by practical sessions on protein crystallization, data collection, data analysis, model building and model validation.

    CRISPR/Cas seminar

    02/02/2016

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. George Coupland, Dr. Youbong Hyun, Dr. Maida Romera Branchat, Dr. Diarmuid Ó’Maoilédigh, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

    Projected topics of the seminar:

    • Discovery and background, general application to plants
    • Practical description of how to design guide RNAs, identify mutations and follow their inheritance
    • Outlook of what might be possible in the future

    Analysis of primary metabolites by GC-MS

    07/09/2015 - 09/09/2015

    Instructor: Dr. Tabea Mettler-Altmann, HHU Düsseldorf

    week 1: 07/09/2015-09/09/2015, week 2: 15/09/2015-18/09/2015

    Analysis of primary metabolites (selected sugars, amino acids and organic acids) by GC-MS in a small pilot experiment (max. 12 samples): experimental design, metabolite extraction, hands-on GC-MS measurement, data analysis.

    Advanced methods for fluorescence imaging

    30/06/2015 - 02/07/2015

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Simon, Dr. Yvonne Stahl, HHU Düsseldorf; Dr. Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi), HHU Düsseldorf

    Application of fluorescence methods for protein localisation and interaction studies in vivo; this course will include FLIM, FRET, FCS, FRAP and other advanced methods to investigate the dynamic behaviour of proteins in plant tissues. Basic knowledge of Excel required. Note: Participants are selected by the trainer team based on short motivation letter including an overview about your previous experience and the importance of this method regarding your project.

    Biostatistics

    12/01/2015 - 15/01/2015

    Instructor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Schönknecht, Oklahoma State University, CEPLAS guest scientist and DAAD guest lecturer

    Content:
    Day 1: Descriptive Statistics + Experimental Design
    Day 2: Inferential Statistics (tests)
    Day 3: Exploratory Data Analysis (clustering, principle component analysis, ANOVA & multiple comparisons)

    Instructor: Prof. Gerald Schönknecht  (Oklahoma State University, currently on sabbatical leave at HHU)

    RNA sequencing for beginners

    07/10/2014 - 08/10/2014

    Instructor: Dr. Udo Gowik, HHU Düsseldorf

    Advanced methods for fluorescence imaging

    24/06/2014 - 25/06/2014

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Simon, Dr. Yvonne Stahl, HHU Düsseldorf; Dr. Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi), HHU Düsseldorf

    Application of fluorescence methods for protein localisation and interaction studies in vivo; this course will include FLIM, FRET, FCS, FRAP and other advanced methods to investigate the dynamic behaviour of proteins in plant tissues. Basic knowledge of Excel required. Note: Participants are selected by the trainer team based on short motivation letter including an overview about your previous experience and the importance of this method regarding your project.

    Applied multivariate statistics

    03/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. Holger Schwender, Dipl.-Stat. Julia Schiffner, Dipl.-Stat. Martin Schäfer, Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs), HHU Düsseldorf

    Applied statistics

    05/03/2014 - 07/03/2014

    Instructors: Prof. Dr. Holger Schwender, Dipl.-Stat. Julia Schiffner, Dipl.-Stat. Martin Schäfer, Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs), HHU Düsseldorf

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    3. Communication Skills

    Media training for researchers

    24/09/2019

    Participants: advanced Postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors of all research areas

    2 day workshop! 20.09.2019 AND 31.01.2020

    Grundlagen der Moderation (in German)

    20/09/2019

    Participants: postdocs

    Lehre im (Labor-)Praktikum - Mastering the Chaos

    22/07/2019 - 23/07/2019

    Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

    Intensive course on how to write an excellent scientific paper

    22/07/2018 - 27/07/2018

    Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

    A one-week course on scientific writing.

    Location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

    Trainer: Richard Twyman

    Content:

    Peer-reviewed scientific publications are the most important way that scientists communicate with each other because published papers establish a permanent, publicly-accessible record of research. The ability to attract funding and thus make career progress is often tied to the quality and quantity of publications. Writing excellent scientific papers is therefore a necessary part of scientific training. Editors use strict quality criteria aided by the peer-review process to choose among submitted papers and there is strong competition for the highest-ranking publications. It therefore pays to have an edge when submitting manuscripts.

    No matter how good your research may be, it will not be published if it is poorly communicated. Editors and reviewers will be put off by confusing, poorly constructed and badly written papers. The best scientific papers show perfect balance between brevity, clarity, organization and style, which make the writing efficient at conveying information and entertaining to read.

    The aim of this course is to train scientists to communicate effectively by writing excellent and convincing manuscripts that deserve publication. The lingua franca of scientific communication is English and it is therefore imperative for scientists with English as a second or third language to learn how to write strongly, clearly and efficiently in English.

    The course begins with an overview of the art of writing a scientific paper, starting from a blank page and a laboratory notebook. We will discuss strategies to organize data well and tell an interesting story. Scientific writing must be formal, but it need not be artless and dull. The best scientific papers convey excitement without hyperbole and digression. Having mastered data organization, we will then discuss the techniques required to write each part of a scientific manuscript in turn, starting with the most important part – the results. On each day of the course we will tackle a different section of the paper – the results, the title/abstract/introduction, the methods and the discussion. Finally, we will discuss how to fine tune a manuscript, obeying language conventions and ensuring the reader is delighted, rather than annoyed, by the text they are reading. The course will consist of a mixture of lectures, showing these writing techniques by example, followed by individual and group sessions to develop manuscripts into a finished product. There is an optional email-based follow up period to get the paper into a state ready for submission to your journal of choice..

    Prerequisites:

    • comprehensive review/knowledge of the related literature
    • first draft (a first version of the text and results as figures)
    • working title of the paper, co-authors, planned submission date

    Participants: 8

    Registration has closed.

    If you have any questions about the course, please contact juliane.schmid[at]hhu.de

    The architecture of winning ways: authentic networking for women in academia

    13/10/2017

    Instructor: Monère Renoir Wanner, Monère Wanner Image Consultancy

    Trainer: Monère Renoir Wanner, Monère Wanner Image Consultancy

    Time: 10:00 - 17:00

    Location: University of Cologne, Biocenter, Room 4.004

    Workshop Content:

    Know Your Worth:

    • You Are Worthy
    • Why You Need to Believe It
    • Steps to Take When Self Worth is Low (practical exercise/examples)

    Upgrade Your Body Language:

    • The Invisible Body Language
    • Body Language and Your Confidence
    • Spotting Winners Through Body Language (practical exercise/examples)

    Manage First Impressions to Your Advantage:

    • Your Appearance
    • Your Voice
    • Verbal Content

    Integrate & Harmonize Your Masculine and Feminine Energy:

    • Healthy & Unhealthy Expressions of Feminine and Masculine Energy
    • Self Assessment in the 7 key areas of life
    • 3 Keys to Integration for Wholeness (practice exercise/examples)

    Uplevel Your Listening Skills:

    • What Makes a Person a Good Listener
    • The Top Five Traits of a Good Listener
    • The Three Types of Listening (practical exercise/examples)

    Amplify Your Winning Personality:

    • The Importance of Being Likeable
    • How to Attract People
    • How to Win People Over (practical exercise/examples)

    Connect with People:

    • Be prepared
    • Be a connector
    • Be Unforgettable
    • Struggles That Only Introverts Have (practical exercise/examples)

    Strengthen Your Discipline – Muscle:

    • Discipline In Bite-sized Steps
    • Discipline Is Empowering
    • Accountability And Self Discipline (practical exercise/examples)

     

    Registration: Register here. Registration deadline is October 1, 2017.

    Proposal writing

    02/02/2017 - 03/02/2017

    Instructors: Brian Cusack and Babette Regierer, Science Craft

    Purpose: Enables Life Scientists to Write Grants and Fellowships That Get Their Research Funded

    Participants Learn How To

    • View proposal writing as a competition in a marketplace of research ideas and as an instrument for career advancement.
    • Develop and sell a research idea by matching it to the goals of the targeted funding body.
    • Convince reviewers of the relevance and importance of the research idea.
    • Develop a work plan with milestones, deliverables and contingency plans.
    • Understand reviewers’ reading behaviour.
    • Engage the reviewer to advocate on their behalf to the review panel.
    • Comply with formalities and manage timelines and deadlines.

    Description:
    This two-day workshop takes a practical approach to teaching researchers in the life sciences how to apply for third-party funding. Through examples and relevant exercises as well as class discussions, each participant learns how to develop their funding idea by matching it to the goals of a targeted funding program. As a starting point, the workshop uses participants’ written outlines of their own funding ideas. Group exercises help participants not only to structure proposals that comply with funding agency requirements but also to write proposals that reflect the reading behaviour of reviewers. The interactive nature of the workshop is designed to pool the experience, ideas and opinions of the instructors with those of the students in order to enhance the learning experience for all participants.

    Successfully communicating your research

    10/12/2015 - 11/12/2015

    Instructor: Anna-Lynn Wegener, EMBL

    The basics of science communication and journalistic writing for scientists

    Science plays an important role in our society and impacts on every aspect of our lives. News about science, technology, health and environment are some of the most exciting and important storied for the media and for the public. But it often is a challenge for scientists to convey the wonder of new findings and make complex research accessible to a lay audience.
    One reason for this difficulty is that communication to a lay audience is very different from the peer -
    to - peer communication that researchers normally engage in. It follows ist own principles, style and structure, designed to simultaneously entertain and inform. Luckily, science communications is a skill that can be learned and perfected with practice. This two-¬day seminar aims to provide an introduction to the basics of science ommunication, particularly focusing on science journalism and journalistic writing.

    Grant application: Career development through research funding

    29/04/2015 - 30/04/2015

    Instructor: Dr. Beate Scholz, SCHOLZ consulting training coaching

    Workshop Rationale and Objectives
    Researchers are increasingly faced with expectations to raise 3rd party funds if they want to pursue a successful research career. Yet, applying for 3rd party funds is not an end in itself and could even be detrimental to research careers, if disconnected from own scientific or life plans or scientific goals. This workshop, thus, aims to clarify which kinds of funding opportuni-ties are suitable for the participants’ respective purposes. In addition, it offers insights into the objectives and practices of research funding institutions.

    On the second day, individual short coaching sessions or a peer review simulation will take place (to be determined by CEPLAS). The aim of the coaching sessions is to help the partici-pants pave their way towards successful applications in view of their needs and ambi-tions. During a peer review simulation, participants get a feeling for such an event by present-ing a proposal abstract in a nutshell and by receiving feedback both from colleagues and the trainer.

    Social networking

    03/03/2015

    Instructor: Marcus Holzheimer, MH3 Beratung

    Social Networking – Sie kennen den Spruch “Kontakte schaden nur der, die keine hat” – fühlen sich aber selbst nicht zur großen Netzwerkerin berufen? Lernen Sie im Workshop die Grundlagen für professionelles Netzwerken kennen und finden Sie den Weg, der zu Ihnen passt. Dabei sprechen wir nicht nur über “Soziale Netzwerke” im Internet, sondern auch über die Möglichkeit bei Messen, Vorträgen etc. zu netzwerken. Und natürlich behandeln wir nicht nur den Aufbau, sondern auch die Pflege und Wartung Ihres Netzwerks – bis hin zu den Fragen “wie werde ich einen Kontakt wieder los” und “wie kann ich die Anfrage ablehnen, ohne zu verletzen”.
    Reputationsmanagement – Sie erleben in der Tagespresse, wie schnell der Ruf einer Person ruiniert sein kann? Und was tun Sie, um Ihren Ruf bzw. Ihre Reputation – gerade im Zeitalter von Internet und Sozialen Netzwerken – zu schützen? Gemeinsam überprüfen wir die jetzigen Infos über Sie im Web und erarbeiten eine individuelle Strategie, Ihren – hoffentlich noch tadellosen Ruf – auch in Zukunft zu gewährleisten. Gar nicht im Internet präsent zu sein ist oftmals nicht die beste Lösung…

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    4. Professionalism

    Design thinking

    07/09/2017

    Protostart/STARTPLATZ Düsseldorf

    In collaboration with STARTPLATZ Düsseldorf CEPLAS organizes its first design thinking workshop on Sept 7, 2017 in Düsseldorf.
    The workshops starts with a short introduction on start-up culture with different founders introducing their companies, followed by the design thinking part.

    Originating in Silicon Valley, Design Thinking is a very creative, powerful technique to effectively structure team work and brain storming processes and develop innovative user-oriented solutions. During the one-day workshop, participants are guided through a complete Design Thinking process ending with a self-made prototype.

    Registration is closed.

    Career Planning

    15/06/2016

    day 2 on 06/07/2016 with individual consultations as optional follow up

    How to find your perfect job

    Instructor: Marcus Holzheimer, MH3-Beratung

    • You are not sure what you could do with the knowledge acquired during your doctoral and postdoctoral studies?
    • You want to gain clarity about your wishes and goals?
    • You would like to optimally prepare to find your perfect job and know what to do next?

    Find your career alternatives by learning the procedure developed by Marcus Holzheimer. In individual and group work you will develop the parameters and constraints of your perfect job, and therewith your application strategy will gain the direction and focus needed. This will facilitate job search and help to successfully access the “hidden” job market.

    This is a two day workshop.
    SPECIAL OFFER: As an option, each participant can have up to three hours of individual consultation as follow up (depending on the demand, consultations can also take place in Cologne or Jülich).

    Career development for postdocs

    25/08/2014

    Instructors: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, Dr. Debbie Radtke, iGRAD, HHU Düsseldorf; Marcus Holzheimer, MH3-Beratung

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    5. Leadership and Management Skills

    Leadership Skills

    14/10/2019 - 15/10/2019

    Participants: Doctoral researchers (after 2nd year) and postdocs

    Führungsqualifikationen (in German)

    09/09/2019 - 10/09/2019

    Other dates: 18.-19.11.2019

    Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

     

    How to start your own lab?

    12/07/2019 - 17/07/2019

    The toolkit for academic success: Funding, Science and People

    Participants: advanced Postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors of all research areas

    Von der Idee zum Projekt - Finanzierung von Forschungsprojekten durch Drittmittel

    09/07/2019

    1-4 pm

    Participants: Doctoral researchers and Postdocs

    Project management for postdocs and supervisors

    12/06/2019 - 19/06/2019

    Participants: Postdocs

    How to lead an coach doctoral researchers

    25/10/2017

    Participants: Postdocs

    Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich

    For more information or registration please contact Juliane.

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    6. Responsible Conduct of Research

    Good Scientific Practice for (Post)Doctoral Researchers

    07/10/2019

    Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

    Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors

    17/06/2019

    Participants: Postdocs of all research areas

    Good Scientific Practice for postdocs

    15/01/2016

    Instructor: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, iGRAD, HHU Düsseldorf

    This seminar is a fundamental introduction to the principles for safeguarding good scientific practice as proposed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The following topics will be discussed: Potential areas of conflict in research, Dishonest scientific practice, behaviour and possible consequences, Data preparation and documentation, Publishing, publications and scientific collaboration, Supervision and organizational culture, Research with human beings/ Research with animals, Strategies to prevent and to deal with potential problems and conflicts.

    Good Scientific Practice for doctoral researchers and postdocs

    02/12/2013

    Instructor: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, iGRAD, HHU Düsseldorf

    This seminar is a fundamental introduction to the principles for safeguarding good scientific practice as proposed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The following topics will be discussed: Potential areas of conflict in research, Dishonest scientific practice, behaviour and possible consequences, Data preparation and documentation, Publishing, publications and scientific collaboration, Supervision and organizational culture, Research with human beings/ Research with animals, Strategies to prevent and to deal with potential problems and conflicts.

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