iRTG+SFB retreat (April 19-21, 2023)

The final retreat of the iRTG and the SFB is scheduled for April 19-21. We will start with an iRTG-only retreat on April 19. During our iRTG retreat, we will work on two central points: the experimental and theoretical techniques to study synthetic polymers and biopolymer systems and the career options of natural scientists. The PIs and other SFB members will join us in Wittenberg on Thursday afternoon.

Dates and l0cation

Date: April 19 – 21, 2022
Location: Leucorea Wittenberg

[BEAM] Voice and Body (June 14-15, 2022)

Integral to voice and body training is the central idea that physical and vocal dynamics are connected to the speaker’s motivation and to the importance of the information being communicated. The trainer has a professional theatre background, which is a unique benefit for the participants to help identify the verbal challenges of each speaker, giving attention to breath, articulation, intonation, volume, modulation and tempo. The Training is given to improve non-verbal aspects such as gesture, positioning, distance, eye contact and relationship with media. The trainer input will provide the opportunity to gain new insights in effective communication and learn how to present yourself more effectively and to make the best impression and strongest impact.
Participants monitor their improvement and implement feedback through active role-play exercises in which they present themselves.

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[BEAM] How to get up after falling down (July 7, 2022)

In this workshop, we discuss the many ways in which things can go wrong and we clarify what failure means to each of us, individually. Then we reflect on how we can respond to failure and use it to get better. In the end, it is all about getting up once more than falling down.

Coach: Rebecca Waldecker
Date: Thursday, July 07, 2022
Time: 8am – 11am
Venue: VSP1 5.10

Please register by sending an email to

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[BEAM] A newcomer’s guide to networking (June 1, 2022)

In this short workshop we explore the concept of networking.

  • What does it mean to network successfully?
  • Who do you consider to be a part of your current network?
  • How do you interact with people from your network?
  • How to build a network from scratch?
  • How can I go about networking if I am shy or introvert?

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 15:30 – 18:30
Venue: VDP4, SR 1.27 or 2.02
Coach: Rebecca Waldecker

In case you are interested, please send an e-mail to Imme Sakwa-Waltz.