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


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Life Science Symposium

 

<interact> is a unique international scientific conference organised by PhD candidates, for PhD candidates. It provides an interactive platform, putting together highly dedicated young life sciences researchers in the Munich area and throughout the world. As it is organised by PhD-candidates, <interact> offers an inspiring and supportive atmosphere for presenting research projects and exchanging ideas, finding collaboration partners and exploring future career options in academia and industry.

Our tagline for this year says it all: #WeCraftTheFuture

Date: Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd March 2018

Location: Institute of Physiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstraße 14, 80336 München, Germany


More information and registration


 

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International Symposium

 

Date: Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 16:00

Location:  Audimax, Biomedical Center, Grosshadener Str. 9, 82152 Martinsried

Keynote Lectures:  (open to all in the campus community), (lecture will count as IMPRS-LS lecture)

  • Peter Campbell, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
       "Interrogating the Architecture of Cancer Genomes"
  • Catherine J. Wu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
       "Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease model to study clonal evolution"

Registration (free) is required to attend the symposium on Friday, 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2018.
For more information please click here.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Anneli Peters  |  Biomedical Center, LMU

Location: Main Lecture Hall, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018 at 5 pm

The IMPRS-LS Lecture Series is open to the public. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series Winter/Spring 2018


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Lucas Jae | Gene Center, LMU

Location: Main Lecture Hall, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 15th March 2018 at 5 pm

The IMPRS-LS Lecture Series is open to the public. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series Winter/Spring 2018


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Friday 16th - Saturday 17th March and Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th March 2018

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 19th - Wednesday 21st March 2018

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 26th - Wednesday 28th March 2018

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 Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Felix Müller-Planitz | LMU, Biomedical Center

Location: Main Lecture Hall, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 5th April 2018 at 5 pm

The IMPRS-LS Lecture Series is open to the public. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series Winter/Spring 2018


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th April  2018

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

Trainer: STATCON

Description: This training teaches a solid foundation for everyone working with GraphPad Prism. You learn the complete course of a data analysis ranging from data import and descriptive statistical analysis to creation and optimization of the output. The course also covers the introduction into basic statistical concepts. The participants are able to master the dialog system and output and can run as well as interpret simple, descriptive statistical analysis.

In addition, this course also shows the new features of GraphPad Prism 7, so this course can also be seen as a refresher for everyone who has worked with an older version of GraphPad Prism.

Content:

  • You can calculate and interpret the basic descriptive statistics.
  • Data handling, as well as graphical analysis of data using GraphPad Prism, can be done swiftly.
  • You can differentiate the different project types and interpret many of the results.
  • You know about the new functions and procedures in GraphPad Prism 7.

 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Danny Nedialkova | MPI of Biochemistry

Location: Main Lecture Hall, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 12th April 2018 at 5 pm

The IMPRS-LS Lecture Series is open to the public. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series Winter/Spring 2018


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Oliver Griesbeck | MPI of Neurobiology

Location: Main Lecture Hall, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018 at 5 pm

The IMPRS-LS Lecture Series is open to the public. We are looking forward to welcoming all those who are interested in attending.

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series Winter/Spring 2018


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Friday 8th - Saturday 9th June with follow-up on Friday 15rd or Saturday 16th June 2018

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 - Wednesday 13th June 2018

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

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description: Do you have data to publish, but keep putting off writing that paper because you don’t know where to begin? 

How to get started and keep going as well as what goes where and in which tense will be the starting point of this workshop. We will also review key scientific sentence structures as well as strategies to keep your text concise and precise. Issues such as how to create flow and generate the correct level of emphasis will also be discussed. Together we will explore how to make scientific writing understandable and readable and begin the process of integrating these factors into your own scientific writing style. Finally, we will formulate a plan on how you can improve your scientific vocabulary and writing style for future writing tasks. The Scientific Writing Workshop is ideal for non-native English-speaking early-stage research scientists


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th June 2018

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: Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th June 2018

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

Trainer: Rick Scavetta

Description:  This workshop enables life scientists to understand the purpose and uses of classical statistics as an integral part of the scientific method. 

The workshop consists of three sections: Collecting, Describing & Inferring. Practical tools and the theoretical background to understand how they work will be introduced. Mathematical equations will be used when helpful and are provided in the reference book, but they will not be the focus of the workshop. Our goal is to enlighten via intuitive understanding, not confuse via math.

Topics Covered:

  • good experimental design and sources of bias.
  • systematic versus random error.
  • the distinction between samples and populations.
  • the most appropriate ways to describe samples.
  • estimation and the principle of hypothesis testing.
  • the standard error of the mean and confidence intervals.
  • understanding and reporting uncertainty.
  • power, type I and type II errors.
  • standard parametric tests and their interpretations, including p-values, test statistics, and associated distributions.

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 5th July 2018

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: Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th July 2018

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

Trainer: Ulrich Weilnhammer

Description:  Progress in science is based on Intellectual disagreement, however using this approach in our working and personal lives will sometimes lead to conflict. In a science community like ours, there are often different sources of and reasons for conflict to arise. Successful collaboration in science and at the workplace is key to professional growth and development. This is why conflict resolution skills are so essential.

What you will get from the 2-day program
- self-awareness and confidence in your own ability to avoid and handle situations that could cause conflicts
- the ability to stay calm and work through a conflict situation in an appropriate manner
- the ability to understand other peoples personal and cultural triggers, while being able to manage and resolve conflict within a team situation


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th September 2018

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: Thursday 8th - Friday 9th November 2018

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: Saturday 10th November 2018

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

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description: The Career Orientation: Shaping and Steering your Career Path workshop is aimed at providing you with (1) professional advice on what your career options are and (2) hands-on mentoring on how to make it on your chosen career path whether in academia or on the wider market or both. Such an approach will allow you to make informed strategic choices on how best to shape and steer your career path.


 

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 29th - Friday 30th November 2018

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: Friday 7th - Saturday 8th December and Friday 14th or Saturday 15th December 2018

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 10th - Wednesday 12th December 2018

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

Trainer: Ruth Willmott

Description: Do you have data to publish, but keep putting off writing that paper because you don’t know where to begin? 

How to get started and keep going as well as what goes where and in which tense will be the starting point of this workshop. We will also review key scientific sentence structures as well as strategies to keep your text concise and precise. Issues such as how to create flow and generate the correct level of emphasis will also be discussed. Together we will explore how to make scientific writing understandable and readable and begin the process of integrating these factors into your own scientific writing style. Finally, we will formulate a plan on how you can improve your scientific vocabulary and writing style for future writing tasks. The Scientific Writing Workshop is ideal for non-native English-speaking early-stage research scientists