Basic skills courses

 

 

Scientific Presentation B (1 day)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Beginners
Capacity: 
6
Coordinator: 
Sibylle Patheiger
Description: 
Presentation skills in the academic context. In this workshop you will learn to identify the goals for your presentation, get prepared (with tips on creating well-designed academic slides to support your oral presentations), then through exercises and role-plays you will be familiarized with established presentation techniques. Dealing with tricky situations will also be covered. This workshop is being offered twice: the content of workshop A and workshop B is identical.
Methods: 

During the workshop you will give a short presentation of your PhD topic and get feedback (including use of video-taping) on the structure and delivery.

About the tutor: 
Melanie Lynn Conrad was born in Vancouver. She holds a PhD in immunogenetics from the University of Victoria, Canada and is presently working as a junior group leader at the Charité, Berlin, studying reproductive immunology.

Scientific Presentation A (1 day)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Beginners
Capacity: 
6
Description: 
Presentation skills in the academic context. In this workshop you will learn to identify the goals for your presentation, get prepared (with tips on creating well-designed academic slides to support your oral presentations), then through exercises and role-plays you will be familiarized with established presentation techniques. Dealing with tricky situations will also be covered. This workshop is being offered twice: the content of workshop A and workshop B is identical.
Methods: 

During the workshop you will give a short presentation of your PhD topic and get feedback (including use of video-taping) on the structure and delivery.
 

About the tutor: 
Melanie Lynn Conrad was born in Vancouver. She holds a PhD in immunogenetics from the University of Victoria, Canada and is presently working as a junior group leader at the Charité, Berlin, studying reproductive immunology.

Scientific Writing: Thesis Proposal (5 times 1/2 day)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Level: 
Beginners
Capacity: 
12
Coordinator: 
Sibylle Patheiger
Description: 
This workshop studies features of academic writing such as formality, objectivity, precision and clarity and provides practical methods for improvement in these areas. To help you prepare a thesis proposal in readiness for your first TAC meeting.
Content: 

On the last day (Friday) there will be Individual appointments á 15 min.

About the tutor: 
Deborah Bennett is a native of the UK and holds a PhD in Mathematical Biology from the University of Surrey, England. She has worked as a freelance academic writing trainer since 2010.
Requirements: 
You will be asked to prepare a partial draft in advance (further details later) and as part of the workshop you will work on this and receive individual feedback.

Images and Figures for Publication (2 days)

Course category: 
Target group: 
PhD students
Postdocs
Level: 
Beginners
Capacity: 
18
Coordinator: 
Sibylle Patheiger
Description: 
This workshop will teach you to prepare images effectively for presentations and publications. We will focus on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, given that these tools represent the current industry standard. The workshop will however include tips on transferring the taught skills to other programs. You are encouraged to bring along your own data to work into figures during the workshop.
Content: 

Day 1: Photographic images. Introduction and basic skills; colors and color correction; images for print and web; working with layers; image organization with metadata.

Day 2: Creating figures. Introduction and basic drawing skills; understanding layers; creating figure panels and exporting graphics.

About the tutor: 
Serge Paulus is a tutor at the Center for Data Processing (ZDV) at the University of Tübingen.