Academic writing: How to create good texts (May 6-7, 2020)

A cooperation of INGRA and iRTG

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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How to write a persuasive job application – how to make it in the job interview (July 9-10, 2020)

Scientists make a lot of mistakes as soon as they start to apply outside science. This workshop will help you to write a convincing application and to be successful in the job interview.

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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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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)”

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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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
Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig

Number of participants: 10

Please register by e-mail:

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

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)”

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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