Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (January 28, 2020)

Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU

By Andreas Lauenroth, MLU-Gründerservice

Which idea is a good idea? What is a proper business model? How to deal with intellectual property? Where to apply for funding?
Those and other questions should be answered by scientists interested in technology transfer – but not just on their own. Martin Luther University’s transfer and entrepreneurship office provides information, training and services to scientists, covering all aspects of research valorisation and technology transfer, including validation, legal protection and marketing of technology and inventions, engaging in research relationships with industry, and the creation of business cases for entrepreneurial spin-out activities. Continue reading “Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (January 28, 2020)”


Know your competencies – find your job: job search for scientists (January 21-22, 2020)

Scientists have lots of job options, but are often not aware of them. This workshop will support you to see more them on the German labour market. You will learn to go the different steps of job search: to be aware of your competencies, skills and knowledge and to build your career strategies based on them.

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Doctoral students seminar (January 14, 2020)

Interaction and aggregation mechanisms of peptides at biologically relevant interfaces

rehearsal by Torsten John

The aggregation of peptides into β-sheet rich oligomers and fibrils is a characteristic phenomenon observed for amyloidogenic peptides. These fibrillation processes have been linked to the onset of ageing-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or type 2 diabetes. [1] The conditions that cause the aggregation of the soluble peptide monomers into insoluble amyloid plaques is still under investigation. Next to the physicochemical environment, surfaces have been identified to influence the aggregation kinetics. Particularly relevant are nanostructured interfaces due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, and thus large overall surface area. [2]

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Successful defence of Anton Mordvinkin (group of K. Saalwächter)

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

Title: Mechanistic investigations of dynamics in supramolecular polymer networks

Date of defence: 04.12.2019

Official announcement

[TRR 227] Debate training for the awareness for gender related topics at FU Berlin (January 20-21, 2020)

Debating equally enables women and men to discuss gender-matters. By means of explaining the advantages and disadvantages of a topic, a high analytical depth is achieved in argumentation, which helps participants to reflect their own way of thinking and to voice their opinions in daily life.


  • Finding sound arguments as well as checking their relevance
  • Building arguments in a coherent and convincing manner
  • Being able to refute solid arguments
  • Presenting oneself in a self-confident manner, even if the audience is a discerning one
  • Handling interruptions and fault-finding questions in a confident manner


Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin

Link to further information and registration