Good Scientific Practice Lecture – February 21st 2020

Every scientist doing research at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has to comply with the rules of good scientific practice. In this workshop principles of good scientific practice, e.g. professional standards such as honesty and openness, as well as data preparation and documentation will be discussed
[from iRTG of SFB102 homepage]

Lecturer: Dr. Thomas Michael
Date: February 21st 2020
Place: SR 1.29 Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1
Time: 3 pm

[Workshop] Academic Writing – February 6th&20th 2020

Date: February 6th&20th 2020
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Place: Kolloquium 5.09 [VSP 1]
Lecturer: Lesley-Ann Weiling (Write English GbR)
Participants: 15 max
Registration: Please use the form at the end of the post
Registration Deadline: January 20th 2020

This workshop is for researchers who wish to publish research articles in English. The aim is to improve the style and structure of participants’ English academic papers. Participants are encouraged to bring along some of their own writing that will be the basis for peer review on day two of the course. In addition, participants should bring at least two examples of research articles (written by native English speakers if possible).
Following the course, participants can send an abstract or other short text to the instructor (by email) for individual feedback and coaching. The goal is that all participants have a well written abstract and/or introduction to a paper.

• The writing process
• Classic mistakes made in written academic English
• Cultural influences on writing style
• English punctuation
• The structure of an English paper, paragraph and sentence
• Introducing story telling into your paper
• Focus on the introduction of an academic paper
• English vocabulary and phrases used in academic English
• Writing abstracts and titles
• Internet tools to help you make the correct word choice
• Understanding what reviewers are looking for in a paper
• Learning from native speaker papers
• Editing your own work

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PhD-Meeting November 2019 – Talks by Niuosha Sanaeifar, Fanfan Du and Rana Hore

The PhD meeting of this month will take place on November 27th. Niuosha will give her progress report “Serum albumin hydrogels: mechanically and chemically robust protein gels for drug delivery

and Fanfan and Rana will give ther project introduction talks

time: 4 pm
place: SR 5.09 Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1

PhD-Meeting October 2019 – Talk by Golbarg Esfahani and Jonas Volmer

The talks in the PhD-meeting of April 2019 were held by Golbarg Esfahani and Jonas Volmer. Both gave introductional talks on their topics of “Lipidized starch for parenteral controlled drug release applications” and “Tuning Function and Processability of (Bio-)Polymeric Materials Using Aqueous Ionic Liquid Mixtures and Deep Eutectic Solvents” respectively. The meeting took place October 28th.

Scientific Module: FTIR, Prof. Cepus, Merseburg

The third scientific module of the IGS-FP will be held in December 2019. The module is open for all interested PhD students but members of the IGS-FP will be given priority. All applicants will be chosen depending on their registration time in chronological order.

Date: 5-6 December 2019
Time: tba
Place: Hochschule Merseburg
Lecturer: Prof. Valentin Cepus
Participants: 12 max
Registration: Please use the form at the end of the post
Registration Deadline: November 30th 2019


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[Waiting List] Clear at glance! Designing Effective Academic Posters – November 26th 2019

All regular spots are filled. You can still use the registration form and you will be placed on a waiting list. If there are any free spots available you will be informed via email

Date: November 26th 2019
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Place: SR 4 1.34 [VSP 4]
Lecturer: Birgit Lukowski (GRAFIKBÜRO SUEDSTERN )
Participants: 12 max
Registration: Please use the form at the end of the post
Registration Deadline: November 11th 2019


Academic posters are an integral part of almost any scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight and communicate research results as effectively as possible and invite discussion. The workshop conveys the key principles of graphic design and layout technique. The participants acquire basic knowledge about visual communication and design to present their research content visually well-structured, attractive and focused on its most relevant items. They will also have the opportunity to put directly into practice what they have learned by creating their own poster during the layout session.


Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to design an eye-catching and well-structured scientific poster.
If you come well prepared, you may come away from the training with a finalized poster.


  • Communication: Main Message, Target group, Objective, Intended Impact
  • Content Structure – Preparing Text and Images
  • Handling of Corporate Design Elements
  • Design Basics: Typography, Colour, Proportional Balance, Visualization, Images
  • Setting up and Working with Poster Templates
  • Professional Layout Technique: Designing with Grid and Columns
  • Production Settings: Optimizing Print Quality

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring individual material (text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters, as well as their laptops and PowerPoint / Open Office.


Discussion Meeting – October 1st

– Registration closed –

Next to talks of some of the PhD students and two postersessions, 3 external guest speakers are announced:

  • Alicyn Rhoades, PhD (Associate Professor, Plastics Engineering Technology, Penn State Behrend)
  • Felicitas Guth (Development Pharma Solutions, BASF)
  • Tomáš Etrych, PhD (Research Professor, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences)·

The Discussion Meeting will take place at the Fraunhofer IMWS (Walter-Hülse-Straße 1, 06120 Halle)

Please find the Program in the Flyer below *klick on the image*