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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, Schnetz; Docent Gabriella Lundkvist; Drs. Tellkamp, Schauss, Bockemühl, Witt    

Workshop/Lecture/Seminar Series

Who

When

Good Scientific Conduct

Bachelor, Master students

before they start their thesis work

 

Doctoral researchers

as early as possible

 

Presenting and Writing, Career Management

Dr. Ruth Willmott

Trainer: Dr. Ruth Willmott (bioscript)

   

Workshop

Who?

When?

Career Orientation (CO)

Doctoral researchers

at the beginning of your doctorate

Designing and presenting a scientific poster (poster)

Doctoral researchers

any time before you want/need to present a poster

Scientific Writing (SciWri)

Doctoral researchers

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

Getting Funded (GF)

Doctoral researchers

one year before you start applying for a postdoc

Career Mentoring and Management (CMM)

Doctoral researchers

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

 

Presenting and Communicating

Andrea Roos

Trainer: Andrea Roos (www.iccon.eu)

   

Workshop

Who

When

Presenting Professionally (Presenting)

Doctoral researchers

recommended for any time of the doctorate

Effective (Gender-Related) Communication in the Scientific Arena (Effective Comm)

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

Skills for project managers (SfPM)

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time but better earlier than later

Conflict management

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time but better earlier than later

 

Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Röbbe Wünschiers

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Röbbe Wünschiers

   

Workshop

Who

When

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
 

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time

 

Statistics, Programming with R, Analyzing and Visualizing data

Dr. Rick Scavetta

Trainer: Dr. Rick Scavetta (sciencecraft)

   

Workshop

Who

When

Stats Literacy

Doctoral researchers

recommended for the early phase of the doctorate

Data Analysis

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time

Data Visualisation

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

any time

Patenting

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Peter Schreier

   

Workshop

Who

When

Patenting

Doctoral researchers and early stage postdocs

any time