Career Paths into Industry – 18/19 July 2016

Working and conducting research in academia offer a lot of opportunities for networking and career planning. Today, the concept of a “job for life” is not valid in many professions and companies. However, as a highly skilled and qualified researcher there are a lot of career opportunities in economy and industry. Scientists should be able to transform their capabilities into job-oriented skills and career possibilities to connect themselves with potential employers. Career planning is as vital as planning experiments. Researchers need to be familiar with their skills, should know how to establish their own brand with self- marketing and develop a strategic view on the career landscape to be successful. The most important action researchers can do themselves is to take the lead in their career planning. Continue reading “Career Paths into Industry – 18/19 July 2016”

Patent law – June 06, 2016

Target audience

Doctoral students and postdocs


Focus patenting:
  • Relevance and protection requirements
  • Sophisticated structure of a letters patent
  • National and international patent application and retention
Technology transfer and support for inventors at the Martin Luther University:
  • Introduction of the technology transfer office at MLU
  • Rights and duties relating to employees’ inventions
  • Useful information on transfer projects and building a startup

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Basic Concepts in Molecular Spectroscopy – June 16/17 2016


This module for physicists and chemists introduces the basic concepts in molecular spectroscopy, i.e. Infrared (IR), (surface enhanced) Raman- with imaging options and Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Optical Microscopy, Superresolution Microscopy and Single Molecule Fluorescence Detection. Continue reading “Basic Concepts in Molecular Spectroscopy – June 16/17 2016”

Regular lectures MLU – SoSe 2016


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

Biochemie – Heilmann/Baginsky
[BA MedPhy]
Mon 16.15-17.45, HS-Ch TLS 1.01

Scattering Theory and X-ray Diffraction: From Modelling to Experiment Berakdar/Meyerheim
[MA Phy]
Mon 14.15-15.45, VDP3 1.06

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


Theoretische Chemie – Sebastiani
[BA Chem]
Wed 11.00-11.45, 12.15-13.45, VDP4 1.27

Carbanionen und metallorganische Chemie – Tschierske
[MA Chem]
Thu 8.15-9.45, KM2 313

BioChemie – Heilmann/Baginsky
[BA Phy]
Mon 16.15-17.45, VSP1 1.26

Polymer materials science

Polymer Testing – Langer
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Fri 9.15-10.45, MER

Polymer Surface Science – Heilmann
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Wed 14.15-15.45, VSP1 1.26

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

Polymer Chemistry – Wohlfarth
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Mon 8.15-9.45, VSP1 1.26

Introduction to Polymer Physics – Saalwächter
(basic math. tools needed for polymer physics)
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Wed 10.00-11.45, 13.15-14.00, VSP1 1.26

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

Polymers of Pharmacy and Medicine – Kreßler
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Tue 13.15-14.00, VDP4 1.27

Processing of Polymer Blends and Composits – Michel
[MA Polymer Mat. Sci]
Thu 8.15-9.45, VDP3 1.06

iRTG Program SoSe 2016 – Overview

Doctoral Students Seminar SoSe 2016

Advanced Training Modules


  • 2nd Minisymposium Halle (Saale) – 19. May 2016
  • 5th CRC-retreat Rathen – 28-30 September 2016

Soft skill seminars

Supplementary Study

Regular lectures UL – SoSe 2016


Receptor Biochemistry – Beck-Sickinger
[MA Struc. Chem. and Spect.]
30.03. – 02.04.2015 block course, 9.00 am Kl. Hörsaal – Brüderstr. 34
13.04. – 01.06.2015 Monday, 8.30 – 10.00, Kl. Hörsaal – Brüderstr. 34, first floor

Spectroscopy – Bertmer
[MA Struc. Chem. and Spect.]
Wed 10.15-11.45, Thu 13.15-14.45, R101

Selected Topics of NMR Spectroscopy – Matysik
[MA Struc. Chem. and Spect.]
Fri, 8.15 – 9.45 Uhr, 13.00-13.45 R 101

Recent Trends in Chemistry – Siefermann, Arnold, Varga
[MA Adv. Spect. in Chem]
Mon, 8.30 – 10.00 Uhr, R 101


Advanced Statistical Physics – Behn
[MA Intern. Phys. Stud Progr.]
Wed 13.30-15.00, Fri 11.00-12.30, Linnestr. 5, KlHS

Theory of Soft and Bio Matter – Kroy
[MA Intern. Phys. Stud Progr.]
Mon 13.30-15.00, Wed 11.00-12.30, Linnestr. 5 SR 225

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

Academic Writing – May 30, 2016

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.

The methods and instruments of scientific writing can be learnt. With a few select mechanisms for structuring and techniques for building arguments, it becomes possible to articulate even complex data clearly and comprehensibly. Coherently built up and convincingly formulated, even academic texts can be an exciting read!

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Doctoral Students Seminar SoSe 2016

date/time speaker title location
12. April 2016 3.30pm Kurz NMR-Investigations of Semicrystalline Polymer Systems PEO and PCL MLU, VDP 3, SR 1.03
10. May 2016 3.30pm Böker Thermodynamic simulation of single proteins by Stochastic Approximation Monte Carlo MLU, VDP3 SR 1.09
14. June 2016 3.00pm Bekçioğlu Proton Dynamics and Water Wires from First-Principles Calculations (rehearsal) MLU, VDP3, SR 1.03
05. July 2016 Frenzel Molecular dynamics and charge transport in Polymeric Ionic Liquids UL, Linnestr. 5, SR 221
23. Aug 2016 Kordts Spectroscopic characterization of the hydrophobin-SC3-self-assembly process at interfaces MLU, VDP 3, SR 1.03
20. Sep 2016 Wicht Conformational dynamics of α-helices follow an Einstein-type 1-D boundary diffusion mechanism. UL, Linnestr. 5, SR 221

Introduction to Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polymers – April 27-28, 2016


The current ATM focuses on two methods of computer simulation, the Monte Carlo method and Molecular Dynamics simulations. The aim of this module is to give an insight into theoretical foundations and the practical work of these two methods.


Each day of the two-days program starts with lectures in the morning, followed by computer simulations at the computer pool during the afternoon. Continue reading “Introduction to Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polymers – April 27-28, 2016”