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

Please note that IMPRS-LS workshops and IMPRS-LS seminars are closed events for IMPRS-LS predocs only.

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Roland Beckmann  |  LMU - Gene Center

Date: Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 5 pm

Location: online event

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

 

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Webinar

 

Date: Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 12:00-13:00

Location: online

Trainer: Amani Said

Description:

Are you asking yourself any of the following questions:
1.    What am I going to do after my PhD/Postdoc?
2.    Should I stay and pursue an academic career? Or should I go and pursue one of the 100s of “alternative” careers outside of academia?
3.    What would be a good fit for me?
4.    Where do I even start the process of career transitioning?
5.    How do you network?
6.    Where do I find the positions?
 
I know, so many questions to answer, right!
This webinar is aimed to give you the 5 STEPS you need for a successful and fun career transition.
The earlier you start implementing these 5 STEPS the easier your transition becomes.
These career development tools will also support you in boosting your current performance as a PhD candidate or Postdoc.


 

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IMPRS-LS Seminar

 

Date:     Thursday 9th - Friday 10th December 2021           

Location:  virtual  |  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.

 


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Karl-Peter Hopfner  |  LMU - Gene Center

Date: Thursday 9th December 2021 at 5 pm

Location: online event

Link to meeting: TBA

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

 

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Jürg Müller |  Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Wolfgang Zachariae |  Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 20th January 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Benedikt Grothe |  Biocenter - LMU

Date: Thursday 27th January 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Herwig Baier  |  MPI for Biological Intelligence

Date: Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Mondays 7th+14th+21st February 2022

Location: online

Trainer: Amani Said

Description: The Career Booster Program Workshop Series has been specifically designed to support PhD candidates, Postdocs and other academics to leverage their PhD by making a successful career transition, whether within or outside of academia.


The main challenges PhDs struggle with when it comes to career development are:

  •     lack of clarity, not knowing what the next career step should be
  •     not knowing where to start and the strategies to use
  •     not understanding their own value, skills and the results they can create and more importantly how they can transfer their research training to another field
  •     not having a long-term plan or career vision
  •     fear of the unknown (especially if outside of academia)
  •     where to find positions and how to network

 

As a result of taking the Career Booster Program, candidates experience clarity on their career path, they gain the confidence and learn the tools to create their desired careers. The programs 4 workshops and group coaching help scientists tackle the main challenges mentioned above.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 7th February - Friday 8th April 2022

Location: online

Trainer: Nadine Sinclair

Description: Build your stress resilience and boost your mental wellbeing over the course of 9 weeks:

1. Discover your current level of resilience with the Personal Resilience Indicator (PRI)
2. Learn how to make conscious lifestyle choices that support your physical and mental health
3. Uncover your limiting core beliefs that drive your thoughts and behaviours
4. Create emotional self-awareness and develop your ability to regulate your emotions under pressure
5. Understand what gives you meaning and a sense of direction in your life
6. Learn how to maximise your ability to solve problems and to create insights
7. Learn techniques to help you push through personal and professional challenges without exhausting yourself
8. Understand how to use your intuition and trust to build mutually supportive relationships
9. Measure your progress with the PRI and build your personal resilience game plan

 


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Wednesday 9th February - Tuesday 15th February 2022

Location: online

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: Angelika Harbauer |  Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence

Date: Thursday 10th February 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th February 2022

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

Trainer: Andreas Kist

Description: Intelligent machines are used to be found in science fiction. However, especially recently with the advent of “deep learning”, many tasks that have been doomed impossible are now approachable. In this three days lasting, intense course, we learn the basics of Machine and Deep Learning. We start from linear regression and work our way to convolutional neural networks to classify data and to find region of interests (ROIs) in images. We use the established TensorFlow (from Google) framework and use Keras to interface the TensorFlow backend.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: John Briggs |  Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 17th February 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Workshop


Date: Tuesday 22nd - Monday 28th February 2022

Location: online

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 Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Christian Mayer |  MPI for Biological Intelligence

Date: Thursday 24th February 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Amelie Heuer-Jungemann |  Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 3rd - Friday 4th March 2022

Location: online

Trainer: Markus Ackermann

Description: This workshop will be useful both for people looking into patenting their inventions, as well as those interested in the patent-related careers.

You can read a lot about patents and other industrial property rights. However, there are two fundamental problems for young professionals in life sciences trying to find out about a possible career in the field of industrial property. First, it has been extremely hard to get an idea of what a patent attorney’s daily work looks like. Second, there has been no training or workshop material specifically tailored for people with a background in life sciences.

This workshop offers the unique opportunity to explore a patent attorney’s daily work by means of a case study that is based on a real patent case. It is conceived in a way to mimic the training experience of a trainee in a patent attorney’s office. Thus, the workshop is hands-on training and you will have to jump in at the deep end. Moreover, you will work on a life-science case throughout the workshop and get insights into the various legal aspects (including case law) that a patent attorney must be knowledgeable about. Finally, you will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences between different jurisdictions (such as European, German, and U.S.).


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop


Date:
Monday 7th March - Friday 11th March 2022

Location: Small Lecture Hall, 1st floor, T-building, MPI of Biochemistry

Trainer: Marco Masia

Description:
The workshop will focus on core concepts in entrepreneurial capacity building, using the approach pioneered by the Harvard Business School, that is currently used by leading Business Schools worldwide. In addition to its core components, the workshop will tailor specific elements to the customer expertise, research programme, and needs. This workshop is structured to teach researchers how to navigate an entrepreneurial journey from idea generation to starting a business.

Working in teams, Researchers will be trained to identify an entrepreneurial idea, make it profitable, improve on it, start a business, and deliver a successful product. Key learning objectives are: 

  1. To understand the challenges of creating a business and how to overcome them; 
  2. To identify the risks involved in an entrepreneurial endeavor and avoid typical pitfalls; 
  3. To understand which strategies need to be followed in order to be successful in business.

The trainer, Dr. Marco Masia, is a scientist and entrepreneur. With a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics, he has worked as a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry for ten years at the University of Sassari. He has published many high impact papers (in Science, and other highly ranked journals), participated in European projects, and collaborated with diverse research teams across the world. With a Masters of Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Business, he has founded and managed a start-up, has managed a large non-profit organization, and currently advises start-ups and SMEs. The training syllabus draws from his unique experience in research, business and entrepreneurship, and management, and is tailored specifically to researchers.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Georg Borner |  MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 10th March 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Kikuё Tachibana  |  MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 17th March 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 17th - Friday 18th March 2022

Location:  online

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: Mondays 21st + 28th March + 4th April 2022

Location: online

Trainer: Amani Said

Description: The Career Booster Program Workshop Series has been specifically designed to support PhD candidates, Postdocs and other academics to leverage their PhD by making a successful career transition, whether within or outside of academia.


The main challenges PhDs struggle with when it comes to career development are:

  •     lack of clarity, not knowing what the next career step should be
  •     not knowing where to start and the strategies to use
  •     not understanding their own value, skills and the results they can create and more importantly how they can transfer their research training to another field
  •     not having a long-term plan or career vision
  •     fear of the unknown (especially if outside of academia)
  •     where to find positions and how to network

 

As a result of taking the Career Booster Program, candidates experience clarity on their career path, they gain the confidence and learn the tools to create their desired careers. The programs 4 workshops and group coaching help scientists tackle the main challenges mentioned above.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Andreas Pichlmair |  Technische Universität München

Date: Thursday 24th March 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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

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IMPRS-LS Lecture

 

Speaker: Lisa Fenk |  MPI for Biological Intelligence

Date: Thursday 31st March 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Nicolas Gompel |  Biocenter - LMU

Date: Thursday 7th April 2022 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Meeting details: TBA

 

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IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 25th April - Friday 10th June 2022

Location: online

Trainer:  Nadine Sinclair

Description: FastForward is the productivity system for researchers. It is helping early-stage researchers lead projects with more confidence, more focus and less stress in just 7 weeks. It includes seven modules:

  1. The 12-week vision
  2. The project charter
  3. The results generator
  4. The sprint planner
  5. The productive day
  6. The sprint
  7. The improvement engine