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13. Sep 2021

[RTG 2498] Workshop “Scientists in Leadership” (October 19 & 26, 2021)

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The registration of the online RTG 2498 workshop “Scientists in Leadership” on 19 & 26 October, 2021 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) presented by Dr. Gaby Schilling Coaching is now open to RTG-external participants. A few free spots are still available. Please register at the following website:

21. Jul 2021

[UFZ] Balancing cooperation and competition in science (Sep 30 / Nov 9, 2021)

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You are invited to register for the UFZ Career Center workshop “Balancing cooperation and competition in science” on 30.09./09.11.2021.

Workshop content: While cooperation is publicly emphasized, the everyday work of scientists’ can also lead to overt or covert competition within a team or organization. Competition between team colleagues is particularly delicate. While cooperation is the ideal this course assumes that competition among scientist is inevitable to a certain extent. Learn how to cope with and even benefit from it. The training is led by Nina Bessing.

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7. Jul 2021

yDiv – third funding phase granted

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The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and its graduate school yDiv have succeeded in the application for further funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) until 2024. The Joint Committee of the DFG approved support for iDiv in the third funding phase on July 6, 2021.

“[…] Also contributing to the reputation of the research centre is its graduate school, with almost 80 doctoral researchers. This will be expanded to include a programme for postdoctoral researchers in the new funding phase.” (from yDiv press release, July 6, 2021)

See also “DFG verlängert Förderung für iDiv um weitere drei Jahre” at Campus Halensis.

2. Jun 2021

Upcoming workshop at IPB (June 11, 2021)

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The Leibniz Research School PlantBioChem at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IBP) organizes the following workshop:

Hands-On Analysis of Metabolomics Data by MS-DIAL and MetFamily (Part II)
with PD Dr. Gerd Balcke and Micha G. Devi
on Fri, June 11, 2021
1 pm – ca. 3 pm

More information and registration:

12. May 2021

DFG approves new Research Training Group “Subject-Specific Learning and Interaction in Elementary School” at MLU

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The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the application for the Research Training Group (RTG) 2731 “Subject-Specific Learning and Interaction in Elementary School”. This will provide Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and University of Kassel with around four million euros for the training of doctoral students until 2026. The new research projects will focus on interactive practice in German and mathematics teaching in elementary schools.

(from MLU press release No 071/2021 from May 10, 2021)

About GRK 2731

Research Training Group “Subject-Specific Learning and Interaction in Elementary School (GRK 2731)” spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Georg Breidenstein (funding 2022-2026)

12. May 2021

[GKB] A.W. Amo Lecture (May 26, 2021)

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Dr. Daniele Cantini is delighted to invite you to the Amo Lecture 2021, organised by the Research Cluster and Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion, on Wednesday 26 May, 6pm (CEST), which will take place online. 

This year, the Amo Lecture will be held by Ayelet Shachar, Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs, holder of the R.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies at the University of Toronto (Canada) on the topic “The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility.”

For further details on the topic and the speaker, please see the official announcement, and on the webseite. The organisers would be most grateful if you would share this invitation with your colleagues and students in your departments. Please do not hesitate to contact the Convenor of the Amo Lecture, Prof. Olaf Zenker, with any further questions you may have: 

28. Apr 2021

[PlantBioChem] Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium 2021 (May 7, 2021 | online)

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On May 7, 2021, the IPB will host its annual Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium. The theme of the symposium, that will take place online this year, will be Plant Cell Walls.

We are looking forward to presentations by the following invited speakers: 

  • Jenny Mortimer, University of Adelaide, AU
  • Simon Turner, University of Manchester, UK 
  • Staffan Persson, University of Copenhagen, DK
  • Antonio Molina, Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Center, CBGP, UPM-INIA, Madrid, ES
  • Olivier Hamant, Laboratory of Plant Reproduction and Development RDP, Lyon, FR
  • Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, University of Leeds, UK
  • Anja Geitmann, McGill University, Montreal, CA

Please check the IPB website for detailed information.

Participation is free of charge. Recorded talks will be made available to registered participants for 72h following the Symposium.

15. Apr 2021

Upcoming workshops at IPB (March/April 2021)

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The Leibniz Research School PlantBioChem at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IBP) organizes the following workshops:

  • Introduction to OMICS (Part I) with Gerd Balcke, Micha Devi
    on Fri, March 26, 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and MetFamily software tool (Part II) with Gerd Balcke, Micha Devi
    date tba
  • Introduction to and Common Questions in Quantitative PCR (qPCR) with Dr. Selma Gago Zachert (MLU)
    on Fri, April 23, 2021
    1 pm – ca. 3.30 pm (registration open)

Remember that you can also always check here: for upcoming workshops that might be of interest to you.

12. Apr 2021

[RTG 2498] Introduction to Statistics and R – free slots (May 25 – June 1, 2021)

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There are free slots at one of the workshops of MLU’s research training groups (RTG) 2498 “Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments” presented by Christian Ristok & Stephan Kambach.

Date: 25 May – 01 June, 2021 (Part I)
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Format: Online Webinar (MLUconf)

Further details and registration at:

18. Feb 2021

[ScienceCampus] Workshop CliMetabolomics (June & September 2021)

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CliMetabolomicsis a Franco-german Research Workshop that aims for a better understanding of the plasticity of plants and to develop sustainable plants adapted to climate change. CliMetabolomics offers training in analytical tools and an innovation management method to early career scientists.

The workshop lasts two weeks and consists of seminars, discussions and many practical courses.

  • 14th – 18th June 2021 in France (Versailles & Bordeaux)
  • 27th – 30th September 2021 in Germany (Leipzig & Halle/ Saale)

The workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs and scientists who conduct researchs on plant metabolomics and who are interested in sustainability in the context of climate change.

Please register until April 30, 2021. Further information, the detailed program and latest news can be found at the website.

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