Upcoming Events

Information on additional lectures and events:

  • Calendar listing all lectures, seminars and events on the campus Großhadern/ Martinsried: link
  • Neuroscience calendar listing all lectures and seminars in Munich related to neuroscience: link


IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th July 2019

Location: Large Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Jan Brocher

Description: This workshop aims to teach scientists from different areas how to handle and process digital images starting from image acquisition on until the incorporation into the final publication figure. This includes important theory about high-quality digital images in general as well as a broad spectrum of methods for correct image processing and specific analytical purposes according to high scientific standards. 

You will learn how to extract the most information from your images and how to quantify regions of interest. Additionally, the workshop includes a lot of hands-on sessions and demonstrates methods to ease repetitive image processing steps as well as save time while building your publication figures in a way that preserves image quality and stores processing data. You will be able to revisit the learned material using the provided exercises and script also later on. The workshop content is generally of interest for all scientists working with digital images and their analysis but has a focus on microscopic imaging. Optional topics will be adjusted to meet the participants’ needs as good as possible.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Friday 19th - Saturday 20th July and Friday 26th or Saturday 27th July 2019

Location: Small Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description: In the Career Mentoring and Management: Applying for Jobs on the Wider Market workshop, you will receive comprehensive career mentoring about the wealth of alternative career paths that are open to you as well as advice on how to best find and access these jobs. You will also be armed with key communication skills that will prove to be a prerequisite for career success on the wider market. You will be given advice on how to optimally build your CV and resumé as well as on how to write convincing personal career mission statements and strong core competencies summaries that will be attractive to a wide range of future employers. You will also learn how to best present your skills and talents in attention-grabbing application letters. Finally, we will role play questions that regularly come up during interviews to ensure that you gain the competitive edge over other application candidates.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 22th - Wednesday 24th July 2019

Location: Small Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description:The Presenting with Confidence Workshop helps you to improve your PowerPoint presentation performance by learning how to optimally design and professionally deliver your talk. In the safety of the training environment, we will assess the content and structure of your own talk as well as your body language and overall delivery style. Together we will analyse your slides and develop strategies to optimally explain them. Special emphasis will also be placed on how to avoid or cope with common problems associated with the question and answer session. Finally, you will also learn how to enhance your delivery style and establish strong rapport, thereby ensuring professional and confident presentation of your talk and an enjoyable and informative experience for your audience.
The Presenting with Confidence Workshop is ideal for early stage research scientists with little or no presentation experience.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

Date: Monday 16th September 2019

Location: Large Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Marco Masia

Description: This workshop aims to teach scientists from different areas how to handle and process digital images starting from image acquisition on until the incorporation into the final publication figure. This includes important theory about high-quality digital images in general as well as a broad spectrum of methods for correct image processing and specific analytical purposes according to high scientific standards. 

You will learn how to extract the most information from your images and how to quantify regions of interest. Additionally, the workshop includes a lot of hands-on sessions and demonstrates methods to ease repetitive image processing steps as well as save time while building your publication figures in a way that preserves image quality and stores processing data. You will be able to revisit the learned material using the provided exercises and script also later on. The workshop content is generally of interest for all scientists working with digital images and their analysis but has a focus on microscopic imaging. Optional topics will be adjusted to meet the participants’ needs as good as possible.

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th September 2019 

Location: S45, IT training room, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Andreas Binder

Description: This two-day workshop is „hands-on“, i.e. you will directly practice the course contents at the computer during the workshop. It will start from scratch and teach you the basics of vector graphics until you will be able to draw your own schematics and data figures. The trainer can flexibly adapt to your needs if you would like to have special topics covered. It can also include basics of Adobe Photoshop. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to apply your new skills to create and design advanced graphics and data representations for talks, posters, and your publications.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th September 2019 

Location: Large Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Rick Scavetta

Description: This workshop enables life scientists to effectively and rapidly analyse their data using the R software package.

Participants learn how to:

  • operate R using variables, functions, indexing, and packages.
  • import their own data regardless of size or format.
  • perform standard statistical tests on large data-sets.
  • produce plots and highlight specific data-points.
  • begin programming in R using the apply functions.
  • use split-combine-apply strategies for calculations and data manipulation.
  • begin to adopt a bioinformatician’s perspective.

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 17th - Friday 18th October 2019

Location: Large Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Rick Scavetta

Description: This two-day workshop enables life scientists to effectively create figures based on quantitative data that add impact to their publications. The workshop is divided into two one-day modules: Principles and Applications.

Participants learn how to:

  • use figures and tables to effectively tell the story of their research.
  • decide whether text, tables, or plots are most appropriate to convey the message of each result.
  • choose the most appropriate plot type for their data.
  • understand the science of perception and apply design principles to communicate their message clearly.
  • use aesthetics to relate sensory attributes (color, shape, etc.) to abstractions (enrichment, change-over-time).
  • distinguish between graphics for publication and for data exploration. 

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

Date: Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th November 2019

Location: L25/26, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Sabine Walter & Greta Wonneberger

Description: Quite commonly it is not the person who works hard or has exceptional grades who gets ahead professionally; rather, it is the person who markets themselves the best. This is not only a frustrating situation for the deserving employee, but is also detrimental to the company and the organization as top talent is overlooked.

At the end of this workshop, you will know your strengths and talents and consider them resources. You will be able to clearly communicate your goals. You will stand by what you say and will be able to convey your goals and opinions convincingly. You will have a clearer plan for your professional future and understand how to use  networking to further your goals.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Friday 8th - Saturday 9th November with follow-up on Friday 15rd or Saturday 16th November 2019

Location: Small Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description:  Do you want to get your own research fellowship but don’t know how to get started?

The Getting Funded Workshop addresses the needs of PhD students wanting to apply for funding for their first postdoctoral position. Together we will explore what makes a research idea fundable and a research proposal reviewer friendly. Strategies on how best to present your research idea and yourself will be discussed. You will also be given the tools and the vocabulary to better write your research plan as well as sections not encountered at the paper writing stage, such as justifying choice of lab, projecting your future career aims and promoting yourself as the ideal researcher for the job. Finally, grant scouting information and tips will be provided about major funding sources both in Europe and the USA.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Location: Small Conference Room, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description: Knowing how to design a well-structured, visually attractive poster is a must for every researcher. However, due to insufficient know-how and inexperience, you may fail to get your message across and also not present your poster optimally.

To overcome these problems, the Designing and Presenting Posters Workshop focuses on the key dos and don’ts of strong poster design using your own poster as material. In addition, you will be coached on how to effectively make your key points and convey your message as well as on how to make the best impression on interested parties. This workshop will, therefore, enable you not only to design and present a poster competently but also to represent yourself and your Institute more professionally.
The Designing and Presenting Posters Workshop is ideal for early-stage research scientists with no or little poster designing and presenting experience.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Trainer: Andreas Kist

Description: Programming is a highly desirable and applicable skill in science. With the open source and universal programming language Python, you can acquire, analyze, and present your data easily without leaving one programming environment. In this introductory course, students will learn how to write small Python scripts using Jupyter notebooks. We will cover why Python is an ideal programming language to learn, the Python syntax, data types, conditional statements, loops and file I/O. We glance at scientific Python packages and version control.


 

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IMPRS-LS Seminar

 

Date: Thursday 5th December 2019

Location: Small lecture hall, T-building, 1st floor, MPIB   |  closed event, open only for IMPRS-LS students

The IMPRS-LS Seminar is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their innovative research to their peers in a friendly environment. IMPRS-LS students will have the chance to present their projects in either talk or poster format.

Our poster sessions provide the perfect opportunity for IMPRS-LS students to network with colleagues and discuss their most recent findings. Students additionally have the chance to vote for their favorite talk and poster, with the winners from each category being announced at the end of the seminar.

The IMPRS-LS seminar will conclude with our annual "IMPRS-LS X-mas party", refreshments will be provided. We look forwards to welcoming all IMPRS-LS students!