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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 Conduct

Trainers: Profs Korsching, Dohmen, Gehring, Schnetz;
Docent Gabriella Lundkvist; Drs. Tellkamp, Schauss, Bockemühl, Witt

     

Workshop/Lecture/Seminar Series

Who

When

Dates

Good Scientific Conduct

Doctoral researchers

as early as possible

t.b.a.

Presenting and Writing, Career Management

Dr. Ruth Willmott

Trainer: Dr. Ruth Willmott (bioscript)

     

Workshop

Who?

When?

Dates

 

Career Orientation

Doctoral researchers

at the beginning of your doctorate

02.03.2020

 

Designing and presenting a scientific poster

Doctoral researchers

any time before you want/need to present a poster

16.-17.04.2020

 

Scientific Writing

Doctoral researchers

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

5. -7.02.2020

19.-21.08.2020

Getting Funded (GF)

Doctoral researchers

one year before you start applying for a postdoc

 

Career Mentoring and Management

Doctoral researchers

one year before you start applying for jobs on the wider job market

27.-28.02.2020 introduction

03. -04.03.2020 follow up

24.-25.08.2020 introduction

03.-04.09.2020 follow up

 

Presenting and Communicating

Andrea Roos

Trainer: Andrea Roos (www.iccon.eu)

     

Workshop

Who

When

Dates

Presenting Professionally

Doctoral researchers

recommended for any time of the doctorate

4.-5.11.2019

Effective (Gender-Related) Communication in the Scientific Arena

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time but better earlier than later

 

 

Leading, Managing Projects and Conflicts

Sabine Lerch

Trainer: Sabine Lerch (sabine lerch)

     

Workshop

Who

When

Dates

Skills for project managers

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time but better earlier than later

21.-23.01.2020

Conflict management

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time but better earlier than later

29.06. - 01.07.2020

 

Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Röbbe Wünschiers

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Röbbe Wünschiers

     

Workshop

Who

When

dates

Bioinformatics
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

 

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time

September 2020

 

R - workshops

Trainer. Dr. Alexander Klassmann Who When Dates

Block 1: Basic R

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs any time

14. - 15.10.2019
9:30 - 14:00 h

Block 2, Statistics with R

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs
all seats are taken

any time

21. - 22.10.2019
9:30 - 14:00 h

Lecture: RNA-seq using R-package DESeq2

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs
few places left

any time

28.10.2019
9:30 - 14:00 h

Lectures: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (Block 1 & 2 required)
Introduction to Hidden Markov Models (Block 1 required)
 

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs
very few places left

any time

29.10.2019
9:30 - 12:30 h

Survival analysis with R (Block 1 & 2 required)
Principal Component analysis with R (Block 1 required)

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs

any time

07.11.2019
9:30 - 12:30

'Gene Ontology' using webtools and R

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs

any time

08.11.2019
9:30 - 11:00

Introduction to Population genetics

advanced MSc, doctoral students, postdocs

any time

09.12.2019
9:30 - 12:30 h

 

Statistics, Programming with R, Analyzing and Visualizing data

Dr. Rick Scavetta

Trainer: Dr. Rick Scavetta (sciencecraft)

     

Workshop

Who

When

dates

Stats Literacy

Doctoral researchers

early phase of the doctorate

 

Data Analysis

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time

 

Data Visualisation

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs who know how to use
the programming language R

any time

21. - 22.11.2019

Patenting

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Peter Schreier

     

Workshop

Who

When

Dates

Patenting

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time

13.01., 20.01., 27.01., 03.02., 10.02., 17.02.2020
8:30 - 10:30 am