Academic Writing – July 10-11, 2018

For many young scientists writing is the most difficult part of research work. Poor structure, breakneck formulations and unclear argumentation lead to texts which are not too user friendly. However, for the success of academics it is essential that the content is successfully conveyed to the relevant target groups – from the subject community to the wider public. Continue reading “Academic Writing – July 10-11, 2018”

Career workshop: How to write a persuasive job application – how to convince it in the job interview (June 19-20, 2018)

Scientists make a lot of mistakes as soon as they start to apply outside science. This workshop will help you to write a convincing application and to be successful in the job interview.

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Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scientists with focus on DFG Research Grants (June 7, 2018)

Within this workshop we guide you shortly through the funding programs of the German research association and other research funding organizations of relevance. Aim of the seminar is to shed light on the detailed structure, important points to make your proposal competitive as well as all formal aspects of the DFG-proposal (Basic Module & Module Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators). Continue reading “Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scientists with focus on DFG Research Grants (June 7, 2018)”

Time and Self-Management (May 28, 2018)

Time-management is not something just theoretical: understanding the principles it is essential but the application to day by day life is what really matters. Therefore, this course is divided in two workshops separated by roughly a month. During the time in between you have the opportunity to try the techniques and principles you learned in the first workshop. In same cases it is just about observing your processes and behaviors with a new understanding. During the second workshop we will build upon your observations and experiences: Continue reading “Time and Self-Management (May 28, 2018)”

Regular lectures UL – SoSe 2018


Receptor Biochemistry – Beck-Sickinger/Mörl
[MA Struc. Chem. and Spect.]
Wed-Fri, 04.-06.04.2018: 09.00 – 10.30, 10.45 – 12.15
Tuesday, 10.04.-12.06.2018: 8.30 – 10.00
Kl. Hörsaal – Brüderstr. 34

Selected Topics of NMR Spectroscopy – Matysik
[MA Struc. Chem. and Spect.]
Fri, 8.15 – 9.45 Uhr, R 101

Supramolekulare Chemie – Kersting
[MA Chem.]
Wed 8.15-9.45, kl. HS

Strukturelle Biochemie – Sträter
[MA Chem.]
Thu 13.30-15.00, HS 1.3 BBZ


Advanced soft matter and biological physics – Schnauß
[MA Phys]
Tue 11.00-12.30, Linnestr. 5 SR 224

Experimental Methods in Biophysics – Mierke
[MA Intern. Phys. Stud Progr.]
Thu 13.30-15.00, Linnestr. 5 SR 224

Biological Physics – Mierke
[MA Intern. Phys. Stud Progr.]
Wed 13.30-15.00, Linnestr. 5 SR 224

Regular lectures MLU – SoSe 2018


Theoretical polymer physics – Paul
[MA Phy]
Mon 11.15-12.45, VDP3 1.04

Spektroskopische Methoden – Balbach/Hempel/Miclea
[BA Phy]
Thu 15.15-16.45, VDP3 1.04

Experimentelle Methoden der Polymerphysik – Beiner
[MA Phy]
Tue 11.15-12.45, VDP1 2.12

Biophysik – Reichert
[MA Phy]
Mon 8.15-11.45, BHS7 214

Einführung in die Bildverarbeitung -Posch
[MA Phy]
Wed 8.15-10.45, VSP1 3.31


Physikalische Chemie II – Kreßler
[BA Chem]
Mon 11.15-12.00, Fri 10.15-11.45, HS-Ch TLS 1.01

Physikalische Chemie III – Hinderberger
Mon 13.15-14.45, VDP1 2.12
Wed 16.00-17.30, VDP1 2.12

Theoretische Chemie – Sebastiani
[BA Chem]
Mon 11.00-12.15, 13.00-14.00, VDP3 1.12

Biochemie – Heilmann/Baginsky
[BA MedPhy]
Mon 16.15-17.45, VSP1 3.28

Polymer materials science

Soft Condensed Matter Physics – Reichert
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Wed 8.15-9.45, VDP3 1.06
Thu 8.15-9.45, VDP3 1.12/VDP4 1.27

Polymer Testing – Langer
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Fri 9.15-10.45, MER FO 131/3/305

Polymer Characterization – Kreßler/Binder
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 8.15-9.45 VDP1 2.12

Physical Chemistry – Hinderberger/Haeri
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Mon 8.15-9.45, VSP1 1.26

Introduction to Polymer Physics – Ott
(basic math. tools needed for polymer physics)
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 10.15-11.00, VDP3 1.04
Wed 10.15-11.45, VDP3 1.04

Polymer Structure and Morphology – Beiner
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 11.15-12.45, VDP1 2.12

Advanced Polymer Synthesis – Binder
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 14.15-15.45, VDP3 1.04

Processing of Polymer Blends and Composits – Michel
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Thu 8.15-9.45, VSP1 1.23

Polymer Analytics – Binder
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 13.15-14.00, VDP4 1.27

Polymer Surface Science – Förster
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Wed 12.15-13.45, VDP1 2.12

iRTG Program SoSe 2018 – Overview

Doctoral students seminars

April 24, 2018 at MLU (Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.09):

Varun Danke on “Structure formation in nanophase-separated polymers with lamellar morphology: Comb-like vs linear precision polymers”

and Arne Böker on “Loop formation of polyglutamines in the PRIME20 model”


May 22, 2018 at MLU (Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.09):

Laura Scarbath-Evers on “Oligothiophenes on nano-structured surfaces: from single-molecule adsorption to multilayer thin film morphology ”

and Martin Kordts on “The effect of multiple compressions/expansions on interfacial morphology of hydrophobins”

June 12, 2018 at UL (Linnéstr. 5, SR 225)

Nazmul Hasan on “Crystallization of Isotactic Poly(methacrylic acid) at the Air-Water Interface”

and Svetlana Pylaeva on “Effects of Hofmeister Ion Series on Stability of a Salt Bridge”

July 17, 2018 at MLU (Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.04):

Erik Schreck on “Individual polymer analysis on the example of P3HT on Ag(111)”

and Sebastian Belau on “Nanomechanical Investigation of Polymer Folding”

August 7, 2018 at MLU (Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.04):

Bruno Voigt on “Probing polymer chain conformation and fibril formation of peptide conjugates”

and Matthias Fischer on “Impact of Molecular Dynamics on Ordering of Side Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers”

September 4, 2018:

Alexander Korn on “Structural and Functional Investigations of the F19-L34 Contact in Aβ(40)”

and Ricardo Kurz on “Charakterisierung teilkristalliner Polymere mittels Festkörper-NMR” (rehearsal in German)

Advanced Training Modules


Soft skill seminars

Supplementary Study

Production of organic foils – Insights into industrial research

Young scientists from the Collaborative Research Centre  “Polymers under Multiple Constraints” (SFB/TRR 102) were able to experience the production of multilayer films from biopolymers at the Schwarzheide Biopolymer Processing Center. The physicists and chemists learned about the potential and challenges biopolymers present for the packaging industry on February 21,2018 when they visited the site of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Schwarzheide.

Source: Press release Fraunhofer IAP / 23.2.2018 (in German)

From Basic Science and Applications to Technologies inspired by Nature

RACIRI 2018 SUMMER SCHOOL (25.08. – 1.09.2018)
Rügen Island, Germany

About RACIRI Summer Schools

RACIRI Summer Schools offer a unique training for young researchers in materials and life science, who utilize neutrons and X-rays. Their general theme is “Advanced Materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities”.

RACIRI Summer Schools address mainly PhD students, master (diploma) students in their final research year, and young postdoctoral researchers from institutions predominantly of the three partner countries.

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