Training

Introduction into Biostatistics, tutor: Dr. Antje Jahn (Nov. 2013)

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.

Presentation skills, tutor: Dr. Matthias Mayer (March 2013)

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:

DateEvent
2 - 3 February 2015 Presentation skills: how to give successful scientific talks
4 February 2015 Project management
9 February 2015Project management
10 April 2015Time & self management during the doctorate
20 - 21 April 2015Scientific writing: optimizing writing strategies for getting research published in English
23 April 2015Professional application
27 April 2015Proposal writing – key factors for success
1 - 2 June 2015Proposal writing – key factors for success
14 - 15 August 2015Project management
19 - 20 August 2015Presentation skills - how to give successful scientific talks
28 - 29 September 2015Scientific writing: optimizing writing strategies for getting research published in English
14 - 15 December 2015Proposal writing – key factors for success

 

Scientific courses open for PhD students in 2015:

DateEvent
13 January - 12 February 2015PERL Course
9 - 11 February 2015Proteomics Practical Course
26 February - 19 March 2015R Practical Course
25 - 27 March 2015NGS Practical Course on RNA Library Preparation
4 - 11 May 2015Practical Flow Cytometry
9 - 10 June 2015ChIP RNA with GALAXY and Genomatix Course
13 - 16 July 2015Microscopy: Image Pro Practical Course
26 - 28 October 2015Proteomics practical course
21 July 2015ChIP-seq and RNA-seq with Genomatix
17 Nov. - 17 December 2015PERL course
16 - 23 November 2015Practical Flow Cytometry
2 - 3 December 2015Introduction into Biostatistics