Below is a list of upcoming Ci3 training events held at IMB from September 2016 to March 2017 that you can register for using the online registration form. Registration is possible for all young scientists affiliated with Ci3 partner institutions in the wider Rhein Main area in Germany.
If there is no other information in the course description, all courses are taking place at IMB, Ackermannweg 4, 55128 Mainz (University Campus).

Date Event Further information
30.03.2017Intellectual Property Rights

Referent: Hans-Wilhelm Berghoff, ProSciencia Beratungs-GmbH
Date & Time: 30 March 2017 (9:00 -17:00)
Target group: PhD students in Life Science
Participants will be sensitized to the challenges of IP protection. In particular, participants will:
- Learn the legal background and the necessary definitions
- Be introduced to different strategies for IP protection and exploitation
- Learn how to search patent databases
- Apply their newly gained knowledge in a case study
Publishing the results of research project is the key achievement of a scientist. The commercial exploitation of these results is therefore often neglected. This seminar will sensitize the participants to the problems of intellectual property protection, make them familiar with possible strategies for protection of their intellectual property and teach them to check results for exploitation potential at an early stage. The course will explain the essential and basic principles and regulations of protection and utilization of intellectual property. Sample situations will be demonstrated and discussed and the knowledge obtained will be directly applied in a case study.

Please apply by 27 March 2017

30.03.2017Conflict Management (confirmed)

Referent: Dr Matthias Mayer
Date: 30 + 31 March 2017
Time: 10:00 - 18:00; 09:00 - 17:00
Throughout your professional career you will encounter conflicts, for example due to different interests, goals, estimations or expectations. Conflicts can originate from structural aspects like distribution of resources, from intrapersonal (individual) or from interpersonal (social) reasons. Many people avoid addressing conflicts or feel unsatisfied by the way they handle them. Rather than reacting on a purely emotional level, you can learn how to manage disputes and disagreements constructively and proactively, and to control your emotion and deal with the emotions of others.

- The different types of conflicts
- Conflict dynamics
- Personality types and conflict behavior
- How to address a conflict actively, clearly, and contructively
- How to respond to criticism
- Conflict escalation stages
- Guidelines for preparing and leading a conflict talk
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Dealing with your own emotions and that of others in conflict situations
- Discussing selected real cases of the participants

Apply by 27 March 2017