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IZKF course offer 2019

September

  • Kick start the writing process
  • Optimize the time spent on the thesis
  • Practical tasks to help identify a core theme and develop a structure, dedicated writing time and individual feedback

October

Cancelled

  • Support students in efficiently and effectively writing a first draft of a research article
  • Increase research output
  • Practical advice on structuring the manuscript section by section, dedicated writing time and extensive individual feedback

December

  • Improve students’ facility for scientific language
  • Familiarise students with writing conventions within their field
  • Practical writing tasks based on students’ own projects

 

 

Seminars & workshops closed

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Dates: 03.-05.07.2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (1st/2nd day), 10:00 – 13:15 (3rd day)
Max. number of participants: 12
Description:

  • Improve students’ facility for scientific language
  • Familiarise students with writing conventions within their field
  • Practical writing tasks based on students’ own projects

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Christian Pilarsky
Dates: 05.07.2019
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Max. number of participants: 50
Description: Within this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn from and talk to experts in the field of seed and venture financing and patenting to understand the opportunities for starting up a biotech company.
This will include ways of financing from seed to venture capital, the support you can get from the FAU and what to observe if you would try to protect your intellectual property. Experts will include members of the High Tech Gründerfonds, cpo – cellular phenomics & oncology, UG Glasgow, FAU and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Dates: 24.-26.07.2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (1st/2nd day), 09:00 – 12:15 (3rd day
Max. number of participants: 8
Description:

  • Provide students with the tools they need to make an im-pact
  • Promote opportunities for collaborative research
  • Practical tasks to develop communicative skills, delivery of individual presentations and extensive feedback

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Dates: 29.07.-02.08.2019
Time: 09:00 – 12:15
Max. number of participants: 6
Description:

  • Support students in efficiently and effectively writing a first draft of a research article
  • Increase research output
  • Practical advice on structuring the manuscript section by section, dedicated writing time and extensive individual feedback

Trainer: Dr. Matthias Englrecht
Dates: 28.-29.03.2019
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Max. number of participants: 15
Description: Overview of applied statistics and related pitfalls and misunderstandings in scientific research
(focus on human medicine and basic research)Content:The aim of the course is to transfer application-oriented
statistics knowledge required for reading, understanding and writing research results in the context of publications.
For this purpose, examples from applied research are discussed together, existing guidelines are presented and the
participants are provided with an overview of statistical pitfalls in the planning and realization of research projects.
Thus, there is also the imparting of basic statistical knowledge.

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Dates: 03.-05.04.2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (1st/2nd day); 09:00 – 12:15 (3rd day)
Max. number of participants: 8

Description:

  • Provide students with the tools they need to make an impact
  • Promote opportunities for collaborative research
  • Practical tasks to develop communicative skills, delivery of individual presentations and extensive feedback

Trainer: Axel L. Lechler
Dates: 02.04.2019
Time: tba
Max. number of participants: 12

Description:
Successful projects require careful planning, execution and controlling. In this course, you’ll learn the key roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project team. You’ll also learn to answer some key questions upfront to help you meet project objectives: What will this project accomplish? Why is this project important? Who benefits from this project? How will we plan for successful outcomes? What is important in the phase of execution and controlling? How to close a project? What about the documentation of a project?

Content:

  • Basics of Project Management
  • Phases in Project Management
  • Project Goals
  • Analysis and Stakeholders
  • Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Resources
  • Time Management in Projects
  • Controlling
  • Reporting
  • Documentation of Projects
  • Project Closing

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (1st/2nd day); 09:00 – 12:15 (3rd day)
Room: Unterrichtsraum 1, Hörsaalgebäude
Max. number of participants: 12

Description:

This course offers students a practical guide to the process of writing scientific texts (e.g. progress reports, abstracts for conferences and research articles) in English. It studies essential features of academic writing such as formality, objectivity, precision and clarity and provides practical methods for improvement in these areas. A revision of key grammar points and some aspects of punctuation are also included. The latter part of the course focuses specifically on the format of research writing and offers a guide to developing an abstract, introduction and discussion, including structure and key phrases. Finally, there is a brief overview of written correspondence, with a focus on adopting an appropriate register, diplomatic language and how to formulate requests. Between sessions, participants have the opportunity to apply the theory to their own texts and will receive individual feedback which will help them to improve on their own personal weaknesses.

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Time: 09:00 – 12:15
Room: (1) Main, EG, Krankenhausstraße 12; (2) 1 OG, Hindenburgstraße
Max. number of participants: 6

Description:

This course builds on the “introduction to scientific writing” course and is aimed at postgraduate students who are either in the process of writing, or are about to write, an original research article for publication. It focuses on how to highlight the main message of the research and how to maintain this message throughout the article. Each section of a research article is analysed in depth together with associated issues of language and form (e.g. the function of citations, ordering results, cohesion and coherence). While the morning sessions will be devoted to instruction, discussion and preparation, the afternoons will be free for the participants to put the new ideas they have learnt into practice, writing/modifying their article section by section. Each written section will subsequently be critically evaluated by the course facilitator and each participant will be allocated a one-to-one session on the final day to receive detailed individual feedback on their research article.

Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Time: 09:00 – 16:30 (1st/2nd day); 09:00 – 12:15 (3rd day)
Room: 00.712 (INZ)
Max. number of participants: 6

Description:

This course offers students an introduction to the process of structuring and delivering a presentation in English. It deals with defining purpose, making a strong opening, selecting key points, knowing the audience and closing effectively. Key phrases are presented for each section of the presentation and techniques for a smooth transition between slides are discussed. The latter part of the course focuses on the use of body language and voice and also provides a practical guide to dealing with the question and answer session at the end of the presentation. During the course, all participants will have the opportunity to deliver a short presentation and will receive individual feedback regarding their strengths and areas for improvement.

Trainer: Dr. Matthias Englbrecht
Time: 13:00 – 18:00 (1st day); 09:00 – 15:00 (2nd day)
Room: MIK Schulungsraum der Chirurgie, Krankenhausstraße 12 (building of the old surgery, room no. 2.272)
Max. number of participants: 10

Description:
This two day workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis in a hands-on environment using SPSS software. Besides getting in touch with SPSS, you will also learn how to set up scientific hypotheses and how to check whether the data and the results obtained from your data analyses confirm or contradict your current hypotheses according to the appropriate test. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to discuss your individual proceedings and thoughts on carrying out data analyses with the supervisor as well as with the other workshop members in a small class environment to get the most out of the two workshop days.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Christian Pilarsky and other external speakers
Time: 8:45 – 16:00
Room: Harald zur Hausen-Hörsaal
Max. number of participants: 50

Description:

A workshop on the process of acquiring intellectual property and its use

Within this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn from and talk to experts (external and FAU) in the field of intellectual property rights and patenting to understand the opportunities and pitfalls in securing these. This will include information on German, EU and international patent laws.

Das vollständige Tagesprogramm zum Download.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Christian Pilarsky and other external speakers
Time: 8:45 – 17:00
Room: Harald zur Hausen-Hörsaal
Max. number of participants: 50

Everything you always wanted to know about raising capital (but were afraid to ask)

Within this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn from and talk to experts in the field of seed and venture financing to understand the opportunities for starting up a biotech company. This will include ways of financing from seed to venture capital, the support you can get from the FAU.

Das vollständige Tagesprogramm zum Download.

Trainer: Dr. Stefanie Herberger
Time: 09:00 – 17:30
Room: Seminarraum TRC
Max. number of participants: 12

Beschreibung:

Immer mehr Akademiker schließen eine Promotion ab und zielen auf eine Karriere in der Wissenschaft. Das erhöht die Konkurrenz und verschärft die Auswahlkriterien, die für Postdoc-Stellen und Professuren angesetzt werden. Umso wichtiger ist es, diese Auswahlkriterien und Rahmenbedingungen des Wissenschaftsbetrieb zu kennen und den eigenen Karriereweg diesbezüglich zu reflektieren.
Ziel dieses Workshops ist es, die Eckpfeiler, die heute für eine erfolgreiche wissenschaftliche Karriere unerlässlich sind, zu identifizieren und den eigenen Werdegang daraufhin zu beleuchten:

Wo stehe ich? Wo will ich hin? Wissenschaftliche Karriere – ja oder nein?

Welche Rahmenbedingungen gelten für eine wissenschaftliche Karriere?

Woraus besteht das akademische Karriereportfolio? Wie kann ich meine Postdoc-Phase optimal gestalten?

Sollte ich mir über andere Karrierewege neben der Professur Gedanken machen? Wenn ja, warum und wie?

für Mediziner/innen ist dieses Seminar nicht geeignet

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Anja Bosserhoff & Dr. Christian Schmitt-Engel

Dieses Seminar wird vom Graduiertenzentrum der FAU angeboten. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Trainer: Dr. Ralf Palmisano
Time: 09:30 – 17:00 (1st day); 09:30 – 14:30 (2nd day)
Room: OICE, Kussmaul Campus, Hartmannstr. 14
Max. number of participants: 12

On the first course day there will be a seminar for every participant (all day), on the following days the group will be divided into 3 (half day: hands on sessions) so that every student has to participate on two days altogether.

Description:
The course consists of seminars on theory of confocal laser scanning microscopy and image acquisition, sample preparation (dual staining, fixed and live cell samples) and individual group wise hands-on introduction of imaging on a Leica SP5 II CLSM microscope for the fixed samples and a Zeiss Spinning Disc microscope for the live cell Imaging.