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14. Jun 2024

Doctoral student from MLU wins VAAM dissertation award

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Michelle Kammel from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has won the VAAM PhD Award with her doctoral thesis on “Klassischer Ionen-Kanal oder Transporter? – Mechanistische Studien zeigen das Hybrid-Verhalten des Formiat-Kanals FocA”.

The award is conferred by the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM). Outstanding microbiological doctoral theses are awarded with the VAAM PhD Awards each year at the VAAM Annual Conference.

Want to learn more about the research of doctoral students? Please check the doctoral student’s profiles.

14. Jun 2024

[IO] Scholarship for particularly committed international doctoral candidates (2024/25)

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The International Office of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is awarding scholarships in the winter semester 2024 (funding period September 2024 to January 2025), financed by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

The scholarships are aimed at international doctoral candidates at MLU Halle-Wittenberg who distinguish themselves through their special commitment in an international context in connection with MLU.

The scholarships are intended to honour outstanding commitment, contribute to its preservation and motivate further commitment.

The scholarship of 300 € is awarded for a period of up to 5 months.

Application deadline: 8th July 2024 | 4 p.m.

Further information

10. Jun 2024

[BEAM] Scientific mini stories

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Please check the latest videos on scientific stories by doctoral students in the natural sciences. They give a brief insight into the everyday life of doctoral students.

The videos have been published by the research training group “BEAM (RTG 2670): Self-Organization of Soft Matter via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions”.

5. Jun 2024

Doctoral students representation elected at MLU

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Congratulations! The doctoral students representatives of the faculties have been elected. The election period is 01.09.24-31.08.26. Please find below an overview of all representatives and check the website of the doctoral representation council at MLU too.

Faculty of Theology

  • Stütz, Felix
  • Blume, Nora (deputy)

Faculty of Law and Economics

  • Boge, Kevin Patrick

Faculty of Philosophy II

  • Russell, Janet Marion Friederike
  • Alan van Keeken (deputy)

Faculty of Philosophy III

  • Sarah Mämecke
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3. Jun 2024

Positions available at SNP2Prot (life sciences)

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SNP2Prot is currently recruiting postdoctoral and doctoral researchers for the first 45-months funding period starting in October 2024.

SNP2Prot offers an excellent scientific environment for interested scientists of different research fields: Plant Science, Protein Science and Computer Science at contributing institutions in Germany:

  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale) 
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle (Saale) 
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben 
  • Leipzig University, Leipzig 

Each of the 17 projects of SNP2Prot is designed to combine expertise of two principal investigators (PIs) of complementary disciplines. This promising concept ensures that all candidates (PhD students and postdocs) benefit significantly from the interdisciplinary environment including scientific training in structural protein biochemistry, plant biology as well as computational science and bioinformatics and training of transferable skills. Furthermore, the unique and comprehensive mentoring is ideal to develop and actively realize individual career planning.

Take the opportunity and become part of the SNP2Prot team.

Link to the job announcements

31. May 2024

DFG approves first funding period of Integrated Research Training Group PROTEOFORuM (SFB 1664)

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The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the first funding period of the integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) PROTEOFORuM, which is part of the collaborative research center SFB 1664 “Plant Proteoform Diversity”.

The major objective of SNP2Prot is to understand the translation of genome-encoded sequence variation to structural, mechanistic and functional proteoform diversity.

The SFB 1664 is an interdisciplinary collaborative research centre at
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Partner institutions are the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IBP),  Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) and Leipzig University.

Read more at press release 072/2024 of May 31, 2024 (in German) of MLU.

About iRTG PROTEOFORuM of SFB 1664

Integrated Research Training Group  “Plant Proteoform Diversity (SFB 1664)” spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Marcel Quint, coordinator: N.N. (funding 2024-2028) (link)

2. May 2024

Stipends for doctoral students from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt 2024

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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) biannually provides funding for scholarships. The funding comes from the Ministry of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Start of the funding for this call is in the winter semester in October 2024.

  • Announcement of graduate scholarships for doctoral candidates according to the Graduate Promotion Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt (in German):

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are those who

  • have demonstrated a special aptitude for academic work through well above-average study and examination results,
  • have completed a university degree,
  • is preparing for a doctorate at MLU,
  • presents a scientific project that is expected to make an important contribution to research, and
  • is supervised by a (non-retired) university lecturer at MLU.

The scholarship can be applied for every semester. As a rule, it is granted for a period of three years.

Application via faculties

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2. May 2024

Elections of doctoral representations of faculties (May 16-27, 2024)

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From May 16 to 27, 2024, doctoral representatives of the faculties will be elected. These elections will take place together with the university elections as an internet-based online election.

The representatives want to improve the working, living, teaching and learning conditions during your PhD, fight for acknowledgement of doctoral student’s efforts and achievements within the university and give young scientist a strong voice.The representatives also want to provide important information and contact points for you in a central place and keep you updated about developments concerning the status of PhD candidates/students.  Read more about the representation at MLU.

The term of office of the members is two years, which means that the next (= second) elections of the doctoral representatives will take place in 2026.

Read more (in German) about the election.

9. Apr 2024

Election of the PhD Representatives 2024

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The time has come! – the doctoral student representatives at MLU Halle-Wittenberg will be elected for the second time. This means that all doctoral students at this university have the opportunity to vote and elect their representatives between May 16 and May 27, 2024. However, they not only have the right to vote, but also can be elected themselves.

So if you feel that you would like to represent the interests of doctoral students in your faculty or the Senate, please contact your representation (for information) or fill in the form directly (between April 3 and April 23, 2024). Further information on the procedure can be found on the website of the election committee.

The active PhD representatives – have set themselves the final task of making this election a success. This means that at least two people from each of MLU’s nine faculties will stand for election so that each faculty is represented in the respective council meetings as well as in the doctoral student council.

More at the website of the PhD representatives.

5. Apr 2024

Interviews mit drei Doktorandinnen der MLU

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Wie sieht also eine Karriere in der Wissenschaft an der MLU aus? Die Promotion ist oft der Anfang einer Wissenschaftskarriere hin zu einer Professur. Und dennoch, die Promotion eröffnet viele weitere berufliche Möglichkeiten, sowohl an der MLU als auch in vielen anderen Institutionen.

Die Interviews sind Teil der Erfahrungsberichte auf der Webseite zur Karriereberatung der MLU


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