iRTG posts

Women in Leadership (April 19 and 20, 2021)

Many young scientists will sooner or later act in a leadership role, and first experiences are acquired already during their time as PhD. But what is expected of a good leader? How can I convince others of the competences I already have for this role? And what should be considered to guarantee a good start as a leader? These are the main topics of the first workshop day.

Effective communication is key to successful leadership – both in individual and team settings. The challenges coming along with appropriate communication will be discussed, and we will practice communicating with confidence also in difficult situations. Typical differences in communication styles depending on gender, culture, and context as well as individual styles will be looked at on the second workshop day.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs

Terms and Applications

Date: April 19 and 20, 2021
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Group size: maximal 12
Workshop language: English




Dr. Gabi Schilling


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Defence of Peter Enke (March 12, 2021)

Peter will defend his thesis with the title “Dynamic and Structural Properties of Amyloid Forming and Intrinsically Disordered Polypeptide Chains Determined by Time-Resolved FRET Measurements” on March 12 at 13.00.

Date: March 12, 2021. 13.00
Location: WebEx

Welcome, Marthinus van Niekerk!

Marthinus van Niekerk joined our iRTG! He is working in the experimental polymer physics group with Prof. Thurn-Albrecht on the project “Substrate-induced molecular order andnucleation in polymer thin films”.

Doctoral students seminar (February 16, 2021)

Lipid-Polymer Conjugates: Amyloid beta Aggreation Modulation
by Newton Sen


Introduction of mechanisms of amyloid aggregation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in complex environment
by Twinkle Bhatia

Date: February 16, 2021 at 15.20
Location: zoom
Chair: Yue Cai