Enabling Entrepreneurship: From Science to Practice (December 11, 2019)

Within this workshop, you are introduced to world of entrepreneurs as scientists.

Target audience

Doctoral students and postdocs


  • Scientist’s self-reflection as an entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneur’s Toolbox
    • Project Management
    • Creative (Product) Development Methods
  • Planning Your Business
    • Translating a research outcome to a practically usable solution
    • Business Model Canvas
    • Organization
  • Financing Your Business
    • Finance models
    • Pitch-Deck
  • Roll-out
  • Company tour Lab-on-Fiber GmbH

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Surviving in academia – how to maintain mental wellbeing in the scientific field (November 7, 2019)


Navigating through the academic world can often be challenging and sometimes negatively affect your mental wellbeing. However, there are also many reliable ways to alleviate prolonged stress and pressure. This event seeks to inform you about the most common challenges in academia and ways to handle them. Keynotes, workshops, a podium discussion and an opportunities fair with professionals, researchers and PhD/Postdoc representatives will give a comprehensive outlook on the topic. In addition, there will be the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences as well as to network at the get-together afterwards (food and drinks will be provided). Continue reading “Surviving in academia – how to maintain mental wellbeing in the scientific field (November 7, 2019)”

GraficDesign (October 1, 2019) [by iRTG/SFB 1052]

  • workshop combines a software training in Coreldraw with the conveyance of important key principles of graphic design
  • practice-oriented approach enables you to become quickly familiar with handling professional layout software
  • software course combines key principles of poster design and layout technique

Leipzig University
PC-Pool, Imise http://www.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Institut/Kontakt.jsp
Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig

Number of participants: 10

Please register by e-mail: lysann.penkalla@medizin.uni-leipzig.de.

Learn more about iRTG of SFB 1052 “Obesity Mechanisms” here.

iRTG lecture series by Shi-Qing Wang (October 14, 2019) | part 1

The essence of nonlinear polymer rheology: everything you must know

by Shi-Qing Wang, University of Akron, USA

Polymer processing suffers from a variety of rate-limiting difficulties. In extrusion alone, we encounter surface roughness on extrudate (sharkskin), quasi-periodic extrudate distortion associated with pressure oscillation and gross melt fracture.  To have better mechanical characteristics, polyolefin resins need to have sufficiently high molecular weight, and the same is true for rubbers.  Consequently, useful polymers, in the annual amount of one hundred million tons, are always strongly entangled.  Most of the melt processing instabilities of these polyolefin and rubbers are due to the presence of high entanglement.  Our task is to understand and predict rheological responses of entangled polymeric materials.

This presentation summarizes more than one decade of intensive research carried out at Akron that has completely changed our worldview of the essence of nonlinear rheology of entangled polymers.  Continue reading “iRTG lecture series by Shi-Qing Wang (October 14, 2019) | part 1”

Regular lectures MLU – WiSe 2019/20


Introduction to polymer physics – Thurn-Albrecht/Schulz
[M.Sc. Phy]
Wed 10.15-11.00, VDP3 3.16
Thu 8.15-9.45, VDP3 1.12

Bildgebung und CT – Laufer
[M.Sc. Med. Phy]
Tue 10-12, VsP1 1.26

Biophysik – Balbach
[M.Sc. Phy]
Wed 12.15-13.45, VDP3 1.04

Statistische Physik – Henk
[M.Ed. Phy]
Tue 10.15-11.45, VSP1 1.02

Einführung in die NMR-Spektroskopie – Saalwächter/Balbach/Krushelnitzky
[M.Sc. Phy]
Mon 14.15-15.45, VDP3 1.06


Physikalische Chemie (Thermodyn./Kinetik/Elektrochem.) – Bacia
[B.Sc. Chem]
Fri 13.00-15.30, VDP4 1.27

Physikalische Chemie I – Sebastiani
[B.Sc. Chem]
Thu 15.15-16.45, Ch TLS 1.01
Fri 9.15-10.00, VSP1 1.26

Physikalische Chemie der Polymere – Kreßler
Tue 15.15-16.45, VDP4 1.27

Grundlagen der Chemie der Polymere und Makromoleküle – Binder
[B.Sc Chem]
Mon 13.15-14.45, VDP1 2.12 Continue reading “Regular lectures MLU – WiSe 2019/20”

Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scientists with focus on DFG Research Grants (November 25, 2019)

Within this workshop, you are quickly guided through some research funding organizations and funding opportunities suitable for early career scientist. Central aim of the workshop is to shed light on the detailed structure 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 (November 25, 2019)”