Good scientific practice seminar (November 26, 2019)

This seminar presents the basic principles and rules of good scientific practice. Fundamentals of scientific work, i.e. professional standards and documentation of results, are discussed. Further topics are handling of primary data (backup and storing) and scientific publications (authorship and scam journals). Also management of research data, following the FAIR principles is briefly introduced. Recent examples of scientific misconduct illustrate the official procedures at the institutions and possible consequences. The rules apply worldwide and for all subjects and every researcher at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics has to comply with these rules. 

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Know your competencies – find your job: job search for scientists (January 21-22, 2020)

Scientists have lots of job options, but are often not aware of them. This workshop will support you to see more them on the German labour market. You will learn to go the different steps of job search: to be aware of your competencies, skills and knowledge and to build your career strategies based on them.

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iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3

Polyelectrolyte Solutions: The least understood form of condensed matter

by Ralph H. Colby, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Polyelectrolytes are polymer chains with covalently bonded ions and oppositely charge counterions. The combination of electrostatic interactions and conformational entropy of polymer chains led Nobel Laureate de Gennes to term this class of materials as the least understood form of condensed matter. Yet polyelectrolytes are essential for life, as DNA and RNA are both polyelectrolytes. Continue reading “iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3”

iRTG Program WiSe 2019/20 – Overview

Doctoral students seminars

October 22, 2019 at MLU

Anton Mordvinkin on “Mechanistic investigations of dynamics in supramolecular polymer networks” (abstract)

November 5, 2019 at 10am, MLU

Anna Naumova on “NMR studies of polymer networks under deformation” (abstract)

November 26, 2019 at MLU

Martin Kordts on “Triangulating protein-liposome interactions with EPR spectroscopy” (abstract)

December 17, 2019 at MLU

End of the year seminar (abstract)

January 14, 2020 at UL

Torsten John on “Interaction and aggregation mechanisms of peptides at biologically relevant interfaces” (abstract)

February 25, 2020 at MLU

Matthias Fischer and Maria Camilles

April 2020

Sergei Wittchen and Bruno Voigt

May 2020

Nazmul Hasan and Sayed Mohammad Fahimi

Advanced Training Modules


iRTG lecture series


Complementary skills seminars by iRTG

Complementary skills seminars by partners

Supplementary Study

Upcoming workshops by yDiv (September 2019 and WiSe 2019/20)

Please follow the links and register at the website of yDiv, in case of interest.

Excursion to Evonik Industries AG, Marl (November 13-14, 2019)

The SFB/TRR 102 will arrange an excursion to Evonik Industries AG at Chemiepark Marl on November 13-14 2019. The chemical park in Marl is on the largest chemical parks in Germany and the largest production site of Evonik.  Members of the SFB together with its integrated research training group of Martin-Luther-Universität and Universität Leipzig, as well as other interested participants, will get an insight  into research and the facilities of Evonik in Marl. Bus transport and accommodation will be provided by the SFB/TRR 102.

Travel information (November 13-14, 2019)

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