Modul “Molecular Modeling” at UL (December 11-19, 2018)

Molecular Modeling: Modeling Proteins guided by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry


Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler (Vanderbilt University)
Prof. Dr. Hassane Mchaourab (Vanderbilt University)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Lindert (Ohio State University Columbus)

taking place December 11-19, 2018 in Leipzig. Continue reading “Modul “Molecular Modeling” at UL (December 11-19, 2018)”

Successful defence of Ricardo Kurz (group of K. Saalwächter)

Congratulations to Ricardo. He defended his thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group

Title: Charakterisierung von kristalliner und amorpher Phase teilkristalliner Polymere mittels Festkörper-NMR

Date: 22.10.2018 at 2.00 pm
Location: Room 1.27, Von-Danckelmann-Platz 4, 06120 Halle

Official announcement

Dr. Kurz, Ricardo – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: Characterization of crystalline and amorphous phase of semi crystalline polymers by solid state NMR

Date of defence: October 22, 2018


  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Double quantum (DQ) NMR
  • Simple Free Induction Decay (FID)

AMK Science Award for publication on the phenomenon of pre-​freezing

Congratulations to Dr. Ann-​Kristin Flieger. She received the AMK Science Award (Prof.-Hans-​Henning-​Kausch-​Preis) of the Akademie Mitteldeutsche Kunststoffinnovationen for her publication on “Interface-​Induced Crystallization of Polycaprolactone on Graphite via First-​Order Prewetting of the Crystalline Phase”. The award was conferred at PolymerTec2018 in Merseburg on June 15, 2018. It is dedicated to excellent scientific publications in the field of polymer science and plastics technology. With this price the academy fosters the transfer of knowledge and ideas from research at universities to industry.

50th IFF Spring School “Scattering! Soft, Functional and Quantum Materials”, Jülich (March 11 – 22, 2019)

The topics are:

  • Scattering Theory
  • Structure, Dynamics & Excitations
  • Neutron- & Synchrotron Radiation Sources: X-FEL, ESS, HBS
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Topical Applications in Soft Matter, Life Science, Materials Sciences, Quantum- and Nano-Material
  • Complementary Techniques: Imaging, Microscopies

Registration until January 10, 2019 at the website.

Please note the overlap with the review of the CRC at March 12-13, 2019.

Developing and structuring ideas in the world of projects (November 27, 2018)

Every project starts with an idea. However, you cannot develop every idea into a project. It seems trivial that developing ideas is a crucial part of the scientific work life, but have you ever spent some time on finding out more about this important process for your career? How to create, develop, select, evolve and realize ideas in the context of research projects? In this workshop, we will provide information on some aspects of idea development an enable you to find out how you can train and optimize idea development according to your own preferences. The target audience of this workshop are PhD-students and early postdocs. Continue reading “Developing and structuring ideas in the world of projects (November 27, 2018)”

Good scientific practice seminar (November 20, 2018)

Every scientist doing research at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig University has to comply with the rules of good scientific practice.

In this workshop principles of good scientific practice, e.g. professional standards such as honesty and openness, as well as data preparation and documentation will be discussed.
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Time and Self-Management (November 9, 2018)

Working toward a doctoral degree can be challenging, as doctoral students are required to meet several demands from personal and professional areas of life: they have to plan and master deadlines, solve problems, participate at meetings, communicate with colleagues and supervisors and find a balance between work and private life. A number of PhD students even want to drop out – but if the reason for not finishing the PhD is the feeling of being overwhelmed by work it is possible to counteract: with the use of efficient methods and strategies they will be able to finish their thesis. Continue reading “Time and Self-Management (November 9, 2018)”