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: #breakingbarriers

Date: Thursday 27th - Friday 28th February 2020

Location: Biomedical Center Munich, Großhadener Str. 9, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried

Registration is now open!

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IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Jürgen Ruland  |  TUM

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

Date: Thursday 5th March 2020 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


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Tuesday 10th - Wednesday 11th March 2020

Location: BMC

Trainer: edv-coaching.de

Description:

 

  • Basic concept of LaTeX
  • How to use – practical examples
  • Basic functions (user platform, commands, units)
  • Creating PDF and DVI files
  • Translating from DVI to PostSCript with dvips
  • Document, page and paragraph formats
  • Fonts, symbols, font formats
  • Graphics and objects
  • Lists and index, table of contents

 


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Marc Schmidt-Supprian  |  TUM

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

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020 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


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th March 2020

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

Trainer: Viola Kraus

Description: Effective leading and supervising in science creates an environment for people to grow. As leaders and supervisors, we have the opportunity to shape an environment that allows people to deal with uncertainty and challenges as well as celebrate successes to help people grow and develop to their full potential.

This two-day workshop will look at how to lead and supervise in science.

Day 1 focuses on leadership and motivation.

We will explore your own preferred leadership and motivation style and infer what you can do to manage and inspire people in line with interests and needs. This includes, for example, finding out what supervisees are capable of and ways to apply different leadership and motivational styles to tap into their potential.


Day 2 concentrates on how to supervise and support your supervisees (e.g. Bachelor and Master students) and also each other in your roles as supervisors.

We will look at management tools available to the supervisor that you can use to help not only your supervisees but also each other (including feedback, delegation, coaching and peer consultation tools).


Both days are highly interactive consisting of discussions, exercises and opportunities to practice and apply leadership tools using your own real-life examples that are relevant to you.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Fabiana Perocchi  |  Helmholtz Zentrum

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

Date: Thursday 19th March 2020 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


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Miguel Angel Penalva-Soto  | MCIB, Madrid, Spain

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

Date: Thursday 26th March 2020 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


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Tuesday 31th March - Wednesday 1st April 2020

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

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 Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Émilie Macé  |  MPI of Neurobiology

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

Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020 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


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 20th - Tuesday 21th April 2020

Location: L25/L26

Trainer: Karin Bodewits

Description: Do you find yourself at conferences drinking coffee alone or only with your own colleagues?

Do you seem to miss every chance to network?

Or do you have the feeling you can’t keep the conversation going or can’t even start it in the first place?

No matter if you answer one of those questions with a clear “yes” or you simply have the feeling that you could perfect your self-presentation skills, then this seminar might be just right for you!

From the first impression you leave, the conversation that follows to a successful or friendly follow-up… we will cover it during this workshop. This is an interactive course with role-playing, exercises and real-life examples. There is a special emphasis on communication, networking and body language and how to make your colleagues and superiors aware of your qualities.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th April 2020

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: Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th May 2020

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 3rd - Friday 5th June 2020

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 16th - Thursday 18th June 2020

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.