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You might have asked yourself....

  • How can I create and deliver powerful, well-structured, coherent and interesting talks and deal professionally and self-confidently with challenges in the question and answer session?
  • Is my poster well structured and do I get the message across optimally? What do I do if a big shot approaches my poster?
  • I have data to publish, but keep putting off writing that paper because I don’t know where to begin.
  • I want to get my own research fellowship but don’t know how to get started.
  • I am curious about job opportunities outside of academic research and it makes me feel insecure, do I have the right skills?
  • Do I know how to test my hypotheses, calculate sample sizes, the difference between p-Value and confidence intervals?
  • I have big data and don't know how to best handle, treat and analyse them. I would like to learn the programming language R.
  • To convey the scientific message, do I use text, tables or plots?
  • I always felt that my PhD project could be managed better and I would like to learn how.
  • How can I resolve conflicts and even move things forward?
  • How can I communicate more proactively with my peers and supervisors? How can I explain problems and progress with my research project in the best possible way? What can I do to master individual communication challenges? How can I identify and correct weak communication? How can I act and react more assertively?

.........the solution is to get training. We welcome you to participate in the workshops of the GSfBS! Our tailor-made workshop programme provides the necessary tools to develop and enhance the academic and professional skills you need. Our trainers are very experienced and their expertise is focused on meeting the specific demands of scientists involved in biological and life sciences. Dr. Ruth Willmott and Dr. Rick Scavetta are native English speakers and biologists. Sabine Lerch and Andrea Roos are communication consultants focusing on the specific communication needs of Life and Natural Scientists.

Important information: Students fulfilling the requirements of the GSfBS Core Programme are preferred for the workshops.
For workshop requests and registration please contact isabell.witt(at)uni-koeln.de
For workshop timetable information, please click on the minicalendar for magnification

 

Good Scientific ConductSeminar and lectures by Professors Dohmen, Korsching and Schnetz, Docent Dr. Lundkvist, Drs. Schauss, Tellkamp and Witt                       Please klick here to open the programme



 



Trainer: Dr. Ruth Willmott (bioscript)

Career Orientation (CO)

who: doctoral candidates
when: at the beginning of your doctorate

Designing and presenting a scientific poster (poster)

who: doctoral candidates
when: any time before you want/need to present a poster

Scientific Writing (SciWri)

who: doctoral candidates
when: 1,5 - 2,5 year into the doctorate or when you start drafting a publication

Getting Funded (GF)

who: doctoral candidates
when: one year before you start applying for a postdoc

Career Mentoring and Management (CMM)
who: doctoral candidates
when: one year before you start applying for jobs on the wider job market





Trainer: Sabine Lerch (sabine lerch)

Skills for project managers (SfPM)
who: open for doctoral candidates and early stage postdocs
when:
any time but better earlier than later

Conflict management

who: open for doctoral candidates and early stage Postdocs
when:
any time but better earlier than later


Trainer: Andrea Roos (www.iccon.eu)

Presenting Professionally (Presenting)
who: doctoral candidates
when: recommended for any time of the doctorate

Effective (Gender-Related) Communication in the Scientific Arena
(Effective Comm)
who: doctoral candidates
and early stage postdocs
when:
any time but better earlier than later


Trainer: Prof. Dr. Röbbe Wünschiers

Bioinformatics (Bioinf)

The four day workshop covers practical training and introduction to:

  • Linux and data processing with Bash, Sed and AWK
  • MySQL data base system
  • R Project for Statistical Computing
  • Genomic Analysis of the Pathogenicity Factors from E. coli Strains
  • Querying for Potential Redox-Regulated EnzymesVirtual Sequencing

who: doctoral candidates and early stage postdocs
when:
any time




Stats Literacy
who: doctoral candidates
when: recommended for the early phase of the doctorate


Data Analysis

who: open for doctoral candidates and early stage Postdocs
when:
any time


Data Visualisation

who: open for doctoral candidates and early stage Postdocs whon know how to use the programming language R
when:
any time

Trainer: Dr. Rick Scavetta (sciencecraft)


Patenting

who: open for doctoral candidates and early stage Postdocs
when:
any time

Trainer: Prof. Peter Schreier