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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”.

3. Jun 2024

PhD student 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)

16. May 2024

DFG approves new Research Training Group “Politik der Aufklärung” at MLU

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The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the application for the Research Training Group (RTG) “Politik der Aufklärung (GRK 2999)”. This will provide Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg with around five million euros for the training of doctoral students until 2030. 

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11. Apr 2024

[IAMO GS] Developing Intercultural Competence for the Global Workplace (April 24-25, 2024)

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There are free slots in a workshop organised by the IAMO Graduate School.

The ability to communicate interculturally is also becoming a key competence for many career paths within and outside academia in today’s networked and globalized working world. This two-day workshop offers valuable insights for self-regulated cultural learning and enhances intercultural competence in diverse settings. Participants get equipped with essential skills and tools in cross-cultural negotiation and conflict management. 

The workshop is held by Alexia Petersen, a Canadian with multicultural background. Alexia teaches workshops on intercultural communication at the RWTH Aachen (Aachen University) and is frequently invited to teach at other universities throughout Germany and abroad.

This workshop is open to doctoral researches at all stages of their doctorates. The topic is particularly relevant for all doctoral candidates who (want to) work in an international working environment.

If you want to join, please send a short email to the coordinator, Franziska Schaft ().

14. Feb 2024

[IAMO GS] Thesis Defense Training (February 28-29, 2024)

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There are free slots in the following workshop organised by the IAMO Graduate School.

This workshop is aimed at doctoral candidates who want to engage in intensive preparation for their disputation. With practical tips and exercises, the participants learn how to structure their introductory presentation, how to build up the central argument, how to deal with criticism, “killer-questions”, stage fright and black-outs, etc. Up to three participants get the chance to practice their full presentation. More information and registration details are available here.

This workshop prepares you intensively and compactly for your defense and is especially recommended for doctoral researchers who are in their third year or above.

If you want to join, please send a short email to the coordinator, Franziska Schaft ().

23. Jan 2024

[yDiv] iDiv Summer School 2024 (May 23-30, 2024)

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You can register to the iDiv Summer School 2024 “Plant-pollinator interactions in restored grasslands”, 23 to 30 May 2024, in Leipzig, Germany! This iDiv Summer School is led by Tiffany Knight.

The 2024 iDiv summer school will provide students with hands-on experience in pollination ecology research. We will teach using a case study comparing restored to reference grasslands for the diversity and composition of plants and pollinators and the structure of plant-pollinator interaction networks.

For more information and the link for application, please visit

This summer school is aimed at Bachelor students (in their final years) and/or MSc students, specializing in the fields of botany, ecology, entomology or other related fields from around the world. We are open to considering students from other career stages (e.g., PhD students, postdoctoral associates) if they are good motivation for wanting an introduction to this topic. Participants from regions often underrepresented in science can apply for funding.

Deadline for applications is 18 February 2024.

8. Dec 2023

WZGE-Frühjahrsakademie „Digitalisierung, Ethik und Wirtschaft” (4.-6. März 2024)

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Das Doktorandenkolleg „Ethik und gute Unternehmensführung“ organisiert vom 4.-6. März eine Frühjahrsakademie in Wittenberg.


Du hast Lust mit Expert*innen zu erkunden, welche Auswirkungen die Digitalisierung auf Werte wie Menschenwürde, Solidarität und Gerechtigkeit hat und wie diese verwirklicht werden können? Du interessierst dich dafür, wie führende Unternehmen diese Fragen angehen, wie z.B. Mercedes-Benz diese Werte in der Unternehmenspraxis umsetzt?

Dann bewirb dich jetzt auf einen der 20 Plätze der Frühjahrsakademie 2024 am Wittenberg-Zentrum für Globale Ethik (WZGE)!

Die Frühjahrsakademie bietet Plattform für Student*innen und Doktorand*innen, um neue Perspektiven auf das Thema „Digitalisierung, Ethik und Wirtschaft“ zu gewinnen.

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10. Nov 2023

[PlantBioChem] NMR in Depth (Nov/Dec 2023)

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There are free slots for the following Doctoral Training Course (DoCou) organised by Leibniz Research School PlantBioChem at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle.

  • title: NMR in Depth
  • Session 1: Friday, 17.11.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 2: Friday, 24.11.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 3: Friday, 8.12.2023, 13:00-15:00
    Kurt-Mothes Lecture Hall at IPB
  • Session 4: Friday, 15.12.2023, 13:30-15:30
    Benno-Parthier Seminar Room at IPB
  • with Dr. Pauline Stark (Dept. NWC, IPB)
  • Information & registration:

While the DoCous are primarily tailored to train doctoral researchers, also postdocs, undergraduate students and technical staff are very welcome to attend, capacity permitting. In case of questions, you can contact 

8. Nov 2023

Second funding period of two Research Training Groups approved

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Congratulations! The German Research Foundation (DFG) is once again funding two Research Training Groups (RTGs) at MLU with around four million euros each. This will enable the successful training of doctoral students in the fields of plant research and protein research to be continued and expanded.

The Research Training Group “Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments (GRK 2498)” is investigating the question of how plants produce their special ingredients and valuable substances.

The Research Training Group “Intrinsically Disordered Proteins – Molecular Principles, Cellular Functions, and Diseases (GRK 2467)” is investigating a special class of proteins that is also responsible for many serious diseases.

Read more at press release 140/2023 on November 8, 2023 (in German).

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