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29. Sep 2023

Doctoral student from MLU wins dvs dissertation award

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Amelie Heinrich from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has won with her doctoral thesis on “A Biopsychosocial Framework of Biathlon Performance. An interdisciplinary approach to explain, predict and optimize elite biathlon performance” she won the dvs-Promotionspreis 2023 – sponsored by Hofmann-Verlag (laudation Prof. Dr. Oliver Stoll). This is connected with a prize money of 1500 EUR. From a total of 26 dissertations, the three best papers were selected in two stages.

(translated from dvs news 25.09.23 (in German))

Want to learn more about Amelie Heinrich? Please check her doctoral student’s profile.

18. Sep 2023

Coronavirus: Researchers develop new rapid and reliable detection method

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Here you find the doctoral student’s profile of Lydia Kollhoff. She published results of her doctoral studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and shared the research more widely with a press release.

About the author:

L. Kollhoff in the lab.
  • Lydia Kollhoff ORCHID, Twitter
  • Research areas: Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics
  • Institute of Pharmacy, MLU

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Analytical strategies for SARS-CoV-2 testing
  • Structural elucidation of proteins by mass spectrometry
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7. Sep 2023

Series of guides (Guides4docs@MLU) for early career researchers at MLU released

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InGrA has released a series of guides Guides4docs@MLU recently. With the following topics you can get a good overview of options and requirements during your future or current doctorate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

8. Aug 2023

Bilingual doctoral students (German|English) wanted for study!

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For the translation of an English-language questionnaire to assess a person’s personality, one of MLU’s doctoral students is looking for people who are proficient in both German and English at a native-speaker level.

Participation consists of answering two online questionnaires one week apart (date 1: approx. 30 min, date 2: approx. 25 min). The first 30 participants will receive a thank-you gift of 30€ for their participation. Further information and the link to the study:

If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact .
Thank you very much for your assistance and contribution to personality research!

31. Jul 2023

Request for services and infrastructures for research data management

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This survey by the Research Data Management Working Group of the IT Commission of the State of Saxony-Anhalt requests your feedback on the state of research data management in the state’s universities.

With this survey, the IT Commission would like to ask about the infrastructure needs for research data management at the various institutions in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Link to survey (in German)

6. Jun 2023

[week of action] Working conditions in science (June 12-16, 2023)

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MLU is participating in the nationwide action week of the Network for Good Work in Science (NGAWiss) with a dense and diverse program. On board are representatives of the Mittelbau, the doctoral students’ representation, the unions verdi and GEW, the initiatives MLUnterfinanziert, TVStud as well as the staff council of MLU.

Program and further information (in German).

24. May 2023

Stipends for doctoral students from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt 2023

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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 2023.

  • 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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4. Apr 2023

[IPK] Plant Science Student Conference (PSSC) (July 3-4, 2023)

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The Plant Science Student Conference (PSSC) will take place from July 3rd to July 4th 2023 at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Saxony-Anhalt.

The conference will comprise two days full of fascinating talks, workshops and social activities. The scientific program will be enriched by the participation of keynote speakers, who will not only introduce you into various fields of scientific research but also into science communication and some basic social skills, we all need for our scientific work.

In addition to PhD students from the IPK Gatersleben and the IPB Halle, PhD students from the CEPLAS program and (after April 3rd) all throughout Germany are invited to take part in the conference. As this is a PhD student conference, first year students who do not yet have final results are also invited to present their topic and introduce into the planned approaches of their research. Other PhD students may have valuable suggestions for you!

Program, registration and further information at:

21. Feb 2023

PhD Network Round Table (March 1, 2023)

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The next PhD Round Table will take place on Wednesday, 1st of March 2023, 7 pm at Anny Kilkenny Irish Pub (August-Bebel-Straße 52). If you would like to attend, please email .

Please check the PhD network website for further information.

16. Dec 2022

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year 2023

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Dear doctoral students and postdocs,

we would like to thank you for continuing efforts during your research studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2022.
Your research results contribute to the good scientific reputation of our university in Germany and world-wide. Please find some examples of research of doctoral students in the doctoral student’s profiles.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, a joyful Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year 2023.

The InGrA team

PS: And please check the upcoming InGrA-workshops in 2023.

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