Excursion to BASF Schwarzheide GmbH – June 10th 2020

An Excursion to BASF Schwarzheide GmbH will be arranged by the IGS-FP Agripoly on June 10th 2020

The BASF Schwarzheide production site is one of the largest BASF Group sites in Europe. It produces a wide range of functional materials and solutions. Its portfolio includes polyurethane, engineering plastics, foams, crop protection agents, performance chemicals and coatings.

A time schedule will be posted as soon as the details are fixed and you will get a notifiation if you register for this excursion.

Transport will be by bus in the morning from VSP. Transport will be covered by IGS-FP.

Registration:

Continue reading Excursion to BASF Schwarzheide GmbH – June 10th 2020

[Workshop] Project Management for Natural Scientists – April 3rd 2020

Date: April 3rd 2020
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Place: Room 1.27 [Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, Halle]
Lecturer: Katja Wolter (Steinbeis Research Center)
Participants: 15 max
Registration: Please use the form at the end of the post
Registration Deadline: March 20th 2020

Are you a PhD candidate who could benefit from structuring your work, having a firmer grip on things and confidence in your research? In this training course you’ll explore how you can manage your doctoral research successfully as a whole. You learn the basic theory of project management and you will apply them to your own doctoral project during practical exercises and discussions. Furthermore you will learn how to manage project time and communicate within the project team and with the stakeholders of your project.
More focus, clear priorities, awareness, and more organisation of your work will be the result. The training will focus on your projects in the natural science.


We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Basic theory of project management
  • Applying basic theory of project management to individual doctoral project
  • Practical support in planning and execution of the promotional project
  • Time Planning in the project
  • Strategic communication with stakeholders
  • Project team stages and leadership styles

Continue reading [Workshop] Project Management for Natural Scientists – April 3rd 2020

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.

Overview
• 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

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

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

Registration

Continue reading Scientific Module: FTIR, Prof. Cepus, Merseburg