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.

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IMPRS-LS Seminar

 

Date:     Thursday 26th - Friday 27th August 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 Workshop

 

Date: Monday 30th August - Friday 29th October 2021

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: Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th September 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Jan Brocher

Description: Learning the ImageJ Macro scripting language from scratch to automate anything in Fiji (no prior programming knowledge necessary):

  • In-depth Analysis Automation via Macros
  • Statistical Co-Localization Analysis
  • 3D Visualisation and Quantifications
  • 3D/4D Tracking & Tracing
  • Semi-Quantitative Western Blot Analysis
  • Image Shift Correction & Stitching
  • Automating Measurements in Histological Stainings
  • Correct Resolution & Prerequisites for Intensity Analysis

 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 13th September 2021

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

Trainer: Karin Bodewits

Description: As a scientist, we often work in a cross-cultural setting. Our research groups are interna-tional, we collaborate around the globe, and most of us will spend part -or even all- of our career abroad. We can and should feel privileged to work in such a diverse and intercultural work environment. But these cultural and -of course- also individual differences can lead to all sorts of misunderstandings. These misunderstandings can lead to a broad variety of unde-sired consequences, such as failed collaborations, frustrations, feelings of hurt, anxiety and anger, culture shock and missed opportunities for knowledge transfer.


Cultural awareness is the first step in sidestepping these undesired consequences. We can improve our cross-cultural relations, and tap from the full potential of your intercultural teams.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th September 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Viola Kraus

Description: Our evening workshop series on virtual work will explore three critical aspects. Our evening sessions are comprised of mini-lecture sequences, break-out groups and moments of self-reflection.


1) how to ensure that you can still work well and collaborate and meet efficiently as a team
    - the psychology of virtual teams
    - missing communication cues in a virtual team context
    - practical tools for effective teaming and meeting virtually
2) how to better manage yourself while you feel more detached from your peers and teams
    - analyse your habits
    - receive tools for changing hindering habits
    - practice how to foster good self-management habits
3) how to better present in the virtual context
    - what is missing when presenting in a virtual context, what do we have to make up for?
    - how to still convince your audience through voice and preparation of content


 

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: Monday 4th October - Friday 19th November 2021

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

 

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: Monday 11th - Tuesday 12th October 2021

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: Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd 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: Monday 25th - Tuesday 26th October 2021

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

Trainer: Kai Hüwelmeyer

Description: Scientists have to give arguments in many different contexts: in their publications, in grant applications, in lab meetings and in conference presentations. Nevertheless, the bases for strong and correct arguments are not always fully clear to them. Logic provides extremely helpful tools for scientists to develop their arguments in a coherent, well-structured and convincing way. The seminar gives an introduction to the most important concepts of logic: premises and conclusions of arguments, validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive reasoning, common types of inferences and fallacies.

The idea of the seminar is to use these concepts as a toolbox which provides very useful techniques for everyday scientific work. The participants learn how to reconstruct arguments from scientific texts, how to give well-structured and logically valid arguments, and how to avoid misunderstandings. There are two main sets of exercises: one for written argumentation and one for oral argumentation.

Contents:

  • basic concepts of logic (validity and soundness of arguments etc.)

  • inductive and deductive arguments

  • common types of fallacies

  • reconstructing arguments from texts

  • tips and exercises for written argumentation

  • tips and exercises for oral argumentation


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th November 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Kristina Popova

Description: In this workshop the participants are introduced to the storytelling elements and formulas applied by the entertainment industry, and learn how to use them to effectively communicate scientific research. The workshop focusses on storytelling as applied to science talks, however the same tools and structures can also be applied to writing. Throughout the workshop we build upon the prepared presentation drafts, introducing the storytelling elements and structure into each of them. Towards the end of the workshop, we put the acquired knowledge into context and look at how scientists can use the same techniques in their day to-day life.


 

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.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Saturday 13th November 2021

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.


 

IMPRS-LS Workshop

 

Date: Wednesday 24th - Tuesday 30th November 2021

Location: online

Trainer: Rick Scavetta

Description: This workshop enables life scientists to effectively create figures based on quantitative data that add impact to their publications. The workshop is divided into two 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.