Courses

Workshops offered at all four CEPLAS partner institutions are open to CEPLAS doctoral and postdoctoral researchers (subject to space availability). For a complete list of courses available at CEPLAS partner institutions, please check the official websites (e.g. iGRAD, HeRAGSfBS, AMC, UoC Postdoc Career Program). Please see as well our course archive, as several of the courses will be offered annually. 

Below are examples of upcoming courses. These are allocated to core competencies expected  of graduate researchers and postdocs, based on definitions from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). You are encouraged to learn more about the core competencies  and explore related resources

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Plant Genomes, Systems Biology and Engineering

01/12/2021 - 03/12/2021

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Don’t miss this virtual plant research meeting 1-3 December. A terrific line-up of speakers and forum for discussing the latest in plant biology‘ It's a great opportunity for young researchers to present their work in a poster/short talk.

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Don’t miss this virtual plant research meeting 1-3 December.  A terrific line-up of speakers and forum for discussing the latest in plant biology‘ It's a great opportunity for young researchers to present their work in a poster/short talk.

Organizers:

  • Zach Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jane Parker, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
  • Sue Rhee, Carnegie Institution for Science

More information: meetings.cshl.edu/plants21
 

 

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2. Research Skill Development

Gentechnische Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen

18/11/2021 - 19/11/2021

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Individual statistical consultation

Date: tba

Individual statistical consultation: If you are facing statistical or bioinformatic problems you can always contact the Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs) for individual consultation. Please write an E-Mail to CBiBs and ask for a consultation date. CEPLAS will cover the costs that might be charged.

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3. Communication Skills

CEPLAS Science Communication Module

Date: tba

This training module offered by CEPLAS consists of several workshops

Participants: CEPLAS doctoral researchers and postdocs

The Science Communication module consists of the following workshops:

  • Basics of Science Communications, August 31 and September 1, 2021
  • Successfully communicating your research - Journalistic writing and communicating to the media, September 30 and October 1, 2021
  • Science Communication and Social Media, October 26, 2021
  • Videos in Science: Writing, shooting and editing, November 25-26, 2021

Please check the course list for more details on the individual workshops.

Participation in individual courses is possible. For receiving a certificate on the Science Communication module, participation in the first three elements is mandatory, participation in the course "Videos in Science" is voluntarily.

For questions please contact Dr. Petra Bracht.

Videos in Science: Writing, shooting and editing

25/11/2021 - 26/11/2021

This workshop is part of the CEPLAS SCIENCE COMMUNICATION module

Participants: CEPLAS doctoral researchers and postdocs

Videos in Science: Writing, shooting and editing

Adam Polczyk, Presse und Kommunikation, Uni Köln, organized in collaboration with CEPLAS

2 days workshop (online or in presence, not yet fixed)

Date: November 25 and 26, 10am to 5pm

Day 1:

  • basic rules of image composition and visual storytelling
  • what I need: overview and selection of technical equipment
  • practical exercises: filming video on a smartphone
  • practical exercises: cutting and adding sound
  • enhancing awareness of key criteria

Day 2:

  • Prepare your video for the Planter’s Punch or get to know new formats like audio podcasts

Registration

Get into Teaching

09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Hochschuldidaktik (in German)

Date: tba

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Angebote der Hochschuldidaktik der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Angebote des Zentrums für Hochschuldidaktik der Universität zu Köln

Professor wanted! How to apply for full professorship

03/02/2022 - 04/02/2022

Participants: postdoctoral researchers of all research areas

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4. Professionalism

Pathways to Research Funding: Public Engagement, Open Innovation and Transfer

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Participants: Early career researchers

HHU Career Day 2021

04/11/2021 - 05/11/2021

Participants: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of all research areas

Get to know career opportunities outside the university and learn more about desired competencies and your own competence portfolio!

Should I stay or should I go? Career paths in and outside of academia

09/11/2021

Participants: Postdocs in the life and natural sciences

Going abroad for a postdoc

10/11/2021

Participants: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

1,5h online seminar

The German Academic Landscape

13/12/2021

Participants: Researchers of all research areas

1,5 hour seminar

My visibility as a scientific expert on LinkedIn and ResearchGate

05/05/2022

Participants: Postdocs

0,5 day online training

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5. Leadership and Management Skills

Project management for postdocs and supervisors

21/10/2021

Participants: Postdocs and supervisors

Day 2 on Oct 28, 2021

Further dates: Day 1 on 30/06/2022 and Day 2 on 12/07/2022

CEPLAS ENTREPRENEURSHIP Module

Date: tba

This training module offered by CEPLAS consists of several workshops

Participants: CEPLAS doctoral researchers and postdocs

The ENTREPRENEURSHIP module consists of the following workshops/events:

  • Presentation of Examples for Startup Foundations (Biology/Biotechnology): First event on June 16, 2021
  • Design thinking: workshop on June 24, 2021
  • Business model generation: workshop on June 29-30, 2021
  • IPR Protection: Next workshop on October 19-20, 2021

Please check the course list for more details on the individual workshops/events.

Participation in individual courses is possible. For receiving a certificate on the Entrepreneurship module, participation in the first four elements is mandatory, participation in courses offered by regional organizations active in supporting startup foundations voluntarily

For questions please contact Dr. Günter Strittmatter.

How to successfully Write a Funding Proposal

09/11/2021

Participants: Postdocs, research group leaders, junior professors

Supervising PhD candidates

11/11/2021

Participants: Postdocs

Taking the next steps: a career toolkit for early postdocs

18/01/2022 - 19/01/2022

Participants: Early postdocs

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6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors

02/12/2021

Participants: Postdocs of all research areas; 10 am - 5 pm

Further dates: 18/03/2022, 19/09/2022

Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis für promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen (in German)

02/12/2021

Participants: Postdocs

Further dates: 01/02/2022, 18/03/2022, 19/05/2022, 19/07/2022, 19/09/2022, 18/10/2022, 01/12/2022

Good Scientific Practice for (Post)Doctoral Researchers

07/02/2022 - 08/02/2022

Online workshop, 9:30 am - 2 pm

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
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