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
20.02.2017Professional Communication Skills

Referent: Dr Matthias Mayer
Date: 20 + 21 March 2017
Time: 10:00 -18:00 / 09:00 - 17:00
To be successful in your PhD, postdoc or any other professional context in future, excellent communication skills are indispensable. It applies to discussions with supervisors, project members, colleagues, to scientific presentations or job interviews, to dialogues with superiors, subordinates or clients. You will learn how to prepare and conduct difficult conversations. You will experience the effects of different behaviours. You will find out how you come across to others and how you can further improve your current communicative skills. - How can I communicate clearly? The four-sides-model by Schulz von Thun

- How do I respond to a message? The four-ears-model
- Giving and receiving constructive feedback (essential skills during a PhD)
- Self-Image versus Public-Image – how to learn from differences
- How to communicate empathically: The art of active listening
- How to apply criticism constructively: I- versus You-messages
- The importance of body language
- Guidelines to prepare a difficult conversation
- Controlling a conversation using questions
- Dealing with emotions

Apply by 4 March 2017

14.03.2017Good Scientific Practice

Referent: Prof. Brigitte Jockusch, The German Research Ombudsman
Date & Time: 14 March 2017, 14:00 - 15:30
Target group: Young academics in Life Science

45 Minutes presentation + discussion

Structure, and significance of the German Research Ombudsman will be presented. The reason for its implementation, its prime tasks as a guardian of scientific morals and as a mediator in matters of scientific misconduct will be outlined, as well as its relationship with local and international institutions. Special emphasis will be given to its role in solving challenges between tutors and tutored young academics, inadequate mentoring, questions of plagiarism, fraud and authorship conflicts.

About Professor Jockusch

Please register by 7 March 2017

30.03.2017Intellectual Property Rights

Referent: Hans-Wilhelm Berghoff, ProSciencia Beratungs-GmbH
Date & Time: 30 March 2017 (9-17)
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 2 March 2017