Excursion to Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide (February 21, 2018)

The SFB/TRR 102 will arrange an excursion to the Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide on the February 21st, 2018. This research institution is part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP).  Members of the SFB together with its integrated research training group of Martin-Luther-Universität and Universität Leipzig will get an insight  into research and the facilities of FhI and BASF in Schwarzheide. Continue reading “Excursion to Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide (February 21, 2018)”


Career workshop: Know your competencies – find your job (February 27-28, 2018)

Careers in German universities and research institutes are difficult. Towards the end of your PhD or at the beginning of your postdoctoral years you need to decide whether you like to continue your career up to the professor or if you leave academia and public funded research institutes. This step is difficult to the biggest part of PhD-students because until then they did not find or try alternative career paths.

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From Basic Science and Applications to Technologies inspired by Nature

RACIRI 2018 SUMMER SCHOOL (25.08. – 1.09.2018)
Rügen Island, Germany


About RACIRI Summer Schools

RACIRI Summer Schools offer a unique training for young researchers in materials and life science, who utilize neutrons and X-rays. Their general theme is “Advanced Materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities”.

RACIRI Summer Schools address mainly PhD students, master (diploma) students in their final research year, and young postdoctoral researchers from institutions predominantly of the three partner countries.

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Successful defence of Marco Müller (group of W. Janke)

Congratulations to Marco. He defended his thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group.

Title: Nonstandard finite-size effects at discontinuous phase transitions – Degenerate low-temperature states and boundary conditions

Date: 01.02.2018 at 1.45 pm
Location: Room 114 (“kleiner Seminarraum”), Institute of Theoretical Physics, Brüderstraße 16, 04103 Leipzig

Official announcement

TRR67 Module „ Synthesis Club (basic)“ from February 26 – 28, 2018 in Leipzig

The 3-day seminar “Synthesis Club” introduces the students in modern synthesis methods, e.g. biodegradable polymers for scaffold applications, carbohydrate production and functionalization.

Please register for the seminar until February 16
by sending an e-mail to albrecht@uni-leipzig.de.

For more information please check the website.


7-11 May 2018, San Sebastián – Spain

Organized by: Materials Physics Center (CFM), joint center of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

The course is open to graduate students and researchers in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Biology.

The laboratory course will consist of lectures and experimental sessions. The lectures will include an introduction to polarization theory, dielectric materials and instrumentation. Selected experiments on soft-matter and polymers will be conducted and analyzed by the participants. Furthermore, there will be an Invited Tutorial on a specific topic involving intensively dielectric relaxation experiments.
It is the aim of the course to introduce participants into the dielectric relaxation experimental techniques and its applications in soft-condensed matter research.

Registration now open


Introduction to Small and Wide Angle X-Ray Scattering (February 13-14, 2018)


This module addresses doctoral students in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and related fields without much prior knowledge or experience in scattering theory and experiments. It introduces the basic theoretical and technical concepts of applications of x-ray small angle and wide angle scattering in polymer science.


During the first day of the two-day program the necessary theoretical knowledge will be communicated in a series of lectures accompanied by discussions of  selected applications and problems. The program of the 2nd day will consist of hands-on experiments and demonstrations in the lab followed by a tutorial in which the acquired knowledge will used for the analysis of the measured data.
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I, Scientist Conference on Gender, Career Paths and Networking on 25-26 May 2018 in Berlin

The conference is designed by and for students and young researchers in the natural sciences and mathematics. Its mission is to increase the visibility of female role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester will talk about the changes she instilled within her workplace as the director of Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, creating gender-equal place for all of her employees and improving their work-life balance.

Link to the program

Lecture Series “Molecular Modelling” at UL (WS 2017/18)


Friday, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Härtelstr. 16-18, Seminar Room 018 (ground floor)

In December, the lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler of Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.,the remaining lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Peter Hildebrand, University of Leipzig.

Lab Training

from January 3, 2018 to January 19, 2018, Härtelstr. 16-18

Details will be given during the lectures.


Please register directly with peter.hildebrand@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Source: Module Molecular Modelling, UL