The research conducted by our multinational team of PhD students is vital to our work. As a consequence, we make sure that our PhD students receive up-to-date training in all the techniques and skills they need to succeed. Dedicated training courses will therefore be held in a variety of topics that will aid your research.
What skills will I learn?
Topics include advanced microscopy, cytometry and cell sorting, the analysis of microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) data, statistics and bioinformatics. Furthermore, each summer IMB runs a block series lectures for IPP students. These inform all participants of the research carried out by the IPP Group Leaders and provide cutting-edge training on epigenetics, gene regulation, and DNA damage response. For the schedule of the lectures held this year, click here.
Furthermore, regular presentations from internationally leading scientists take place as part of our IMB Seminar and Lecture series. IMB TechTalks are presented by leaders in their field to update researchers here on the latest developments in equipment and technology. In addition to these regular events, IMB is also host to an annual international conference and a number of other smaller events. Together, these events provide opportunities to hear about the latest research from around the world and to interact and form collaborations with those driving it.
In addition to learning new research techniques and methods from the wide range of expertise that is present at IMB, there will also be many opportunities for you to learn the “soft skills” that will form the basis of your career, whatever you go on to do. We offer courses in scientific writing skills, presentation skills, project management, and conflict management; these skills will allow you to both work and communicate effectively.
Transferable skill courses open for PhD students in 2015:
|2 - 3 February 2015||Presentation skills: how to give successful scientific talks|
|4 February 2015||Project management|
|9 February 2015||Project management|
|10 April 2015||Time & self management during the doctorate|
|20 - 21 April 2015||Scientific writing: optimizing writing strategies for getting research published in English|
|23 April 2015||Professional application|
|27 April 2015||Proposal writing – key factors for success|
|1 - 2 June 2015||Proposal writing – key factors for success|
|14 - 15 August 2015||Project management|
|19 - 20 August 2015||Presentation skills - how to give successful scientific talks|
|28 - 29 September 2015||Scientific writing: optimizing writing strategies for getting research published in English|
|14 - 15 December 2015||Proposal writing – key factors for success|
Scientific courses open for PhD students in 2015:
|13 January - 12 February 2015||PERL Course|
|9 - 11 February 2015||Proteomics Practical Course|
|26 February - 19 March 2015||R Practical Course|
|25 - 27 March 2015||NGS Practical Course on RNA Library Preparation|
|4 - 11 May 2015||Practical Flow Cytometry|
|9 - 10 June 2015||ChIP RNA with GALAXY and Genomatix Course|
|13 - 16 July 2015||Microscopy: Image Pro Practical Course|
|26 - 28 October 2015||Proteomics practical course|
|21 July 2015||ChIP-seq and RNA-seq with Genomatix|
|17 Nov. - 17 December 2015||PERL course|
|16 - 23 November 2015||Practical Flow Cytometry|
|2 - 3 December 2015||Introduction into Biostatistics|