Upcoming Events

Below please find a list of upcoming training events held at IMB for members of the International PhD Programme (IPP) on "Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability", the IMB Postdoc Programme (IPPro), the RTG GenEvo and the iRTG of the SFB1361. Courses are open also to other young scientists for a fee covering the costs of trainer and course organisation.

If there is no other information in the course description, all courses are taking place at IMB, Ackermannweg 4, 55128 Mainz (University Campus).
* Costs for members of the IPP, IPPro, SFB1361 and GenEvo are covered by the respective programmes.

DateEventFurther information
13.08.2020Small Talk & Networking for Scientists

Trainer: Michael Gordian

Date and Time: 13 August 9-14

Target group: PhD students and Postdocs

Content

This one-day workshop will focus on communication and networking outside the research environment:

 

  • How to create a strong and positive first impression for young researchers within and outside of academia
  • Best-practice techniques for individual appearance and personal communication style 
  • How to present your own research or business idea concisely, generating interest 
  • The art of engaging and meaningful small talk outside the research environment 
  • Communication with business partners: variations in greetings, shaping the conversational atmosphere, steer conversational with questions
  • Best-practice techniques on strategic and sustainable networking (reciprocity principle) 
  • Writing effective and exciting e-mails: Do's and Dont's

 

Please notice that this course is offered on two dates (13 and 18 August); make sure you register for the date you woul like to attend.

This course is co-organised by the Neuroscience Graduates' Colloquium (NGC) Mainz and the IPP students' representatives. For all enquires please contact ngc.mainz[at]gmail.com

This course is free of charge but a fee of EUR 100 will be applied as described in the application forms's discalimer or in case of no-show.

Please apply by 30 July.

 

18.08.2020Small Talk & Networking for Scientists

Trainer: Michael Gordian

Date and Time: 18 August 9-14

Target group: PhD students and Postdocs

Content

This one-day workshop will focus on communication and networking outside the research environment:

 

  • How to create a strong and positive first impression for young researchers within and outside of academia
  • Best-practice techniques for individual appearance and personal communication style 
  • How to present your own research or business idea concisely, generating interest 
  • The art of engaging and meaningful small talk outside the research environment 
  • Communication with business partners: variations in greetings, shaping the conversational atmosphere, steer conversational with questions
  • Best-practice techniques on strategic and sustainable networking (reciprocity principle) 
  • Writing effective and exciting e-mails: Do's and Dont's

 

Please notice that this course is offered on two dates (13 and 18 August); make sure you register for the date you woul like to attend.

This course is co-organised by the Neuroscience Graduates' Colloquium (NGC) Mainz and the IPP students representatives. For all enquires please contact ngc.mainz[at]gmail.com

This course is free of charge but a fee of EUR 100 will be applied as described in the application forms's discalimer or in case of no-show.

Please apply by 30 July.

 

31.08.2020Presentation Skills

Referent: Kerstin Meyer-Ross, key skills trainer, Dresden

Date & Time: 31 Aug & 1 Sept 2020 (1.5 days)

Target group: PhD students in Life Science

Venue: IMB Seminar room

COVID-19 hygiene regulations, max 8 participants


Content: This module helps students to improve their personal presentation skills. A theoretical introduction is followed by exercises, which turn the acquired knowledge into personal experience. 

 

  • How to structure a presentation so that the audience can it follow easily
  • Designing slides
  • Use of visual aids and technical equipment
  • Dealing with interruptions, handling questions
  • Keeping an eye on the time
  • Finishing in a hurry, what to do when nervous
  • Exercises deal with posture, breathing, voice and body language.

 

The students are given individual feedback and get the chance to watch themselves on tape. 

 

Please apply by 31 July 2020.

Fee for external* participants: EUR 200

 

02.09.2020Presentation Skills

Referent: Kerstin Meyer-Ross, key skills trainer, Dresden

Date & Time: 2 + 3 Sept 2020 (1.5 days)

Target group: PhD students in Life Science

Venue: IMB Seminar room

COVID-19 hygiene regulations, max 8 participants


Content:  See course 31 Aug + 1 Sept.

 

Please apply by 31 July 2020.

Fee for external* participants: EUR 200

 

09.11.2020Proposal Writing - Key factors for success

Trainer: Dr. Wilma Simoleit

Date & Time: 9 November 2020 (10:00 -18:00)

Target group: PhD students 2nd year and up and Postdocs

Content: 

To attract funding for the own position or the realization of project ideas is a major basis for success in science. In this workshop the participants train to write a convincing proposal. The design of the workshop is such, that you will work with your current or a future scientific subject in order to apply the content of the workshop directly to your specific needs. Major focus of the proposal writing will be a strong title, a convincing summary and strategic considerations to develop a project plan with an adequate budget. We will discuss the concept and content of proposals, their evaluation and principles of the funding system with relevance for proposal writing. You also get to know unwritten rules you should keep in mind, when applying for extramural funds. Optional, participants, who are currently writing a proposal can bring their summary for analysis and further development. 

Please register by 30 September 2020

Fee for external* participants: EUR 220