Doctoral students seminar (February 25, 2020)

Investigating chaperone activity and gelation of human aB eye lens crystallin protein using solid state NMR
by Maria Camilles

Halbleitende Blockcopolymere und Modellsysteme: Der Einfluss von molekularem Aufbau und molekularer Dynamik auf die Strukturbildung (Rehearsal) by Matthias Fischer

Location: Halle University, von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.03
Time: 3.20pm-5.00pm

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Doctoral students seminar (January 14, 2020)

Interaction and aggregation mechanisms of peptides at biologically relevant interfaces

rehearsal by Torsten John

The aggregation of peptides into β-sheet rich oligomers and fibrils is a characteristic phenomenon observed for amyloidogenic peptides. These fibrillation processes have been linked to the onset of ageing-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or type 2 diabetes. [1] The conditions that cause the aggregation of the soluble peptide monomers into insoluble amyloid plaques is still under investigation. Next to the physicochemical environment, surfaces have been identified to influence the aggregation kinetics. Particularly relevant are nanostructured interfaces due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, and thus large overall surface area. [2]

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[TRR 227] Debate training for the awareness for gender related topics at FU Berlin (January 20-21, 2020)

Debating equally enables women and men to discuss gender-matters. By means of explaining the advantages and disadvantages of a topic, a high analytical depth is achieved in argumentation, which helps participants to reflect their own way of thinking and to voice their opinions in daily life.


  • Finding sound arguments as well as checking their relevance
  • Building arguments in a coherent and convincing manner
  • Being able to refute solid arguments
  • Presenting oneself in a self-confident manner, even if the audience is a discerning one
  • Handling interruptions and fault-finding questions in a confident manner


Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin

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Wissenschaft und Ethik – Welche Verantwortung tragen Forschende? (November 25-26, 2019)

Die Seminarreihe „Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis“ richtet sich an Promovierende und Postdocs aller an der Universität Leipzig vertretenen Disziplinen. Das diesjährige Seminar zum Thema „Wissenschaft und Ethik – welche Verantwortung tragen Forschende?“ setzt sich mit ethischen Fragestellungen im Wissenschaftsalltag auseinander.

Diese betreffen nicht nur die Normen guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis, sondern auch Chancen und Risiken neuer Forschungsergebnisse. Die inhaltliche Ausrichtung fokussiert sich auf juristische, naturwissenschaftliche und philosophische Perspektiven zu aktuellen ethischen Fragen wissenschaftlichen Handelns.

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Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (January 28, 2020)

Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU

By Andreas Lauenroth, MLU-Gründerservice

Which idea is a good idea? What is a proper business model? How to deal with intellectual property? Where to apply for funding?
Those and other questions should be answered by scientists interested in technology transfer – but not just on their own. Martin Luther University’s transfer and entrepreneurship office provides information, training and services to scientists, covering all aspects of research valorisation and technology transfer, including validation, legal protection and marketing of technology and inventions, engaging in research relationships with industry, and the creation of business cases for entrepreneurial spin-out activities. Continue reading “Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (January 28, 2020)”