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


 

InPharma

 

Career Symposium

 

The virtual InPharma 2021 Career Symposium will take place online on 3rd February 2021.

This career event aims to amalgamate pharmaceutical industry and academia enriching both the sectors with an experience that would help each one to find the best fit.

InPharma is a platform founded at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in 2015. The aim of InPharma is to promote the flow of expertise from academia to industry. The InPharma career conferences pursue this aim by introducing the landscape of job perspectives in pharmaceutical and biotech companies to young life scientists from the Munich area.

InPharma has established fruitful partnerships with the IZB (Innovation and Start-Up Center for Biotechnology) and five Graduate Schools from the Munich area, as well as with DGPharMed.

Join us and get inspired by learning from the experience of young entrepreneurs and representatives from the industrial sector about the scope of advancement and development in the field of healthcare industry and biotechnology.   

 

 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Danny Nedialkova  |  MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 28th January 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 1st - Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Daniel Mertens

Description: Advanced Collaboration – understanding and managing interaction from scientist to scientist

As more senior PhD students, you have overcome the first obstacles and have settled into a laboratory-based routine that will take you through most of your PhD. To take you to that extra level PhD and to develop into a game-changing scientist, what skills will empower you to excel at the next career level?

  • Understanding the personality types of scientists
  • Handling team dynamics and profiting from collaboration
  • Becoming an inspiring leader

 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Anneli Peters  |  LMU-Biomedical Cenetr

Date: Thursday  4th February 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 10th - Monday 15th February 2021

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: Matthias Mann  |  MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 18th - Friday 19th February 2021

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 Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Lucas Jae  | LMU-Gene Center

Date: Thursday 18th February 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Oliver Griesbeck  |  MPI of Neurobiology

Date: Thursday 25th February 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 4th - Friday 5th March 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Matthias Merkelbach

Description: What are my unique abilities and interests critical in determining the right career path for me? Can I combine my ideas about a fulfilled life with a university career?

You will discuss about that and develop a strategy for embarking on an academic career path or other career choices. This seminar helps to answer this – and other - questions for all those who want to plan their career to develop strategically. It focuses on supporting young scientists and researchers. It offers them possibilities to reflect upon future career choices whether you are leaving the academic field or not. Based on their individual profiles, participants develop their own vision for their future personal and professional lives.


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Heinrich Leonhardt  |  LMU

Date: Thursday 4th March 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

Speaker: Émilie Macé  |  MPI of Neurobiology

Date: Thursday 11th March 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th March 2021

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 Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 17th - Monday 22nd March 2021

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: Rüdiger Klein  |  MPI of Neurobiology

Date: Thursday 18th March 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture

 

Speaker: Hannes Mutschler  |  MPI of Biochemistry

Date: Thursday 25th March 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

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IMPRS-LS Seminar

 

Date:     Thursday 8th April 2021  |  time tba
               Friday 9th April 2021       |  time tba

Location:  online |  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 (no poster session due to online format). Students additionally have the chance to vote for their favorite talk, with the winners from each category being announced at the end of the seminar.

 


 

 

IMPRS-LS Lecture Series

 

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

Date: Thursday 8th April 2021 at 5 pm (CET)

Location: online event

Link to meeting: https://mpi-biochemistry.zoom.us/j/99259023225

Meeting-ID: 992 5902 3225

Password: 456947

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

 

Confrimation of lecture attendance:
Due to very high numbers of external students, a confirmation of lecture attendance can only be issued for students who are enrolled at one of the universities located in Munich, Germany.

Details about "Proof of attendance" & "Lecture netiquette"

 
Program of the IMPRS Lecture Series


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 12th - Tuesday 13th April 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Michael Gordian

Description: More than ever, the ability to develop fresh ideas, to formulate new questions and to explore uncharted scientific areas are vital to one's professional career. True creativity is key to success in academia and, of course, beyond. The main goal of this practical webinar is to familiarise you with some of the best-practice techniques of creative thinking for your scientific work and research. We will focus mainly on the concepts and exercises developed by Sir Edward de Bono, one of the greatest experts on the subject worldwide (who, however, is largely unknown in Germany). We will also explore some other famous creative techniques, for example 'oblique strategies' which David Bowie has famously used while composing one of his albums. You will get to try out and practice these techniques in various individual and group exercises, applying them to your own work. Furthermore, you will learn about the do's and don'ts of creative thinking, discussing and reflecting on key concepts such as the 'inner censor' and the 'diamond of creativity'. At the end of this workshop, you will have a 'toolbox' with various techniques which you can use independently in your daily work and research.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Friday 16th - Saturday 17th with follow-up on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th April 2021

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 19th - Wednesday 21st April 2021

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 5th - Monday 10th May 2021

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: Thursday 20th - Friday 21st May 2021

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 23rd - Thursday 24th June 2021

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

Trainer: Verena Resch

Description: This workshop teaches basics in graphic design, thus giving you the tools to create your own visual identity as a scientist and communicate your results. First module focuses on the basics of graphic design. These include colour theory and colour systems, image formats (e.g., vector and pixel format) and typography. Furthermore, we will get to the bottom of modern graphic design and break it down to the basic concepts. The goal is to learn how to apply these concepts to your daily life as a scientist.

Second module will cover basisc of 3D-rendering. Most of you taped into this topic when using, for example, Pymol or Chem3D for rendering. These programs are perfect when you only want to create one single 3D molecule or protein. However, if you want to spoil your molecule or protein with a complete “photo shoot” including perfect lighting and a suiting surrounding, we need some advanced rendering technique.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd - Monday 28th June 2021

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: Friday 9th - Saturday 10th July and Friday 16th or Saturday 17th July 2021

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 4th - Tuesday 5th October 2021

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

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.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 
Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021

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

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.

A lot of daily tasks are easy to reasonable difficult to automate or simplify. In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to batch process files, interact with CSV and Excel files easily and create paper quality plots with ease. Further, part of the course is dedicated to the needs of the students and we will work us through some issues course participants are faced with.

Course aim:
Learn to rename, read and process files dynamically, use the pandas and seaborn package for data mining, statistics and plotting.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 14th - Friday 15th October 2021

Location: online

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.

This workshop focuses on scientific image processing using Python. We discuss different file formats and origins, how to open different file formats and deal with metadata. We cover basic image processing principles such as histogram equalization, (local) thresholding, alignment and segmentation. For each topic, we will use real data to showcase the applicability of the learned functions. On the second day, we will further emphasize functions that fit the students’ needs and invite one to two speakers that show briefly where they use Python in image processing. The course also highlights strategies how to tackle an image processing pipeline.

This course will be adjusted according to the participants’ background.

Course aim:
Use the skimage and OpenCV package to process imaging data.

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Thursday 11th - Friday 12th November 2021

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.