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Call for course registrations – October 2020

Information regarding methods and professional skills courses in times of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Since none of us can foresee the further developments of the pandemic and evaluate the situation in October, it is quite possible that courses have to be cancelled at short notice. We hope for your understanding.

Please check the updated overviews of Methods and Professional Skills courses. Courses already announced for August – September will, as far as possible, only be offered online – in that case the corresponding participants will be contacted by our Offices or the course instructors. Cancelled courses might be offered later, in case they can take place again with participation in presence. Please check our webpage for updates.

Registration for methods and professional skills courses held in October 2020 will be open from 1 August.Logo_GAUSS&GGNB You can register for courses taking place in October from 1-20 August; the slots will be allocated on 25 August.

Please check carefully for scheduling conflicts. Registration after 20 August is not possible, please do not contact the course instructors. All communication regarding the courses should be via the GAUSS or GGNB Office. In case you have registered but then need to cancel a course, you can still do so in StudIP before the end of August. From 1 September your participation will be binding and cancellation is only possible with a statement by your supervisor or your doctor’s attestation via an email to the office, not to the course instructors.

For a full list of courses scheduled for the winter semester 2020/21 please go to UniVZthe data are due to changes and therefore preliminary!

A detailed description on how to register for a course can be found here: Courses_Instructions_WiSe2020/21

Note: For communication with the course instructor(s) before and after the course your name and e-mail address may be forwarded.

Professional Skills Courses (online):

Trainer UniVZ Course ID Title of Course Credits Date Status Recommended for (early/middle/late PhD)
Dixon, John 340224 GS 19 Effective Scientific Writing and Publishing 1.0 19-21 Oct 2020 ONLINE early+middle
Sinclair, Nadine 340420 S 82 Time and Project Management with “Fast Forward – The Ultimate Productivity System for Researchers” 2.0 start: 5 Oct 2020, duration: 7 weeks ONLINE allTimes
Sprung, Christoph 340176 S 42 Team work and leadership in academia 0.5 7 Oct 2020 ONLINE middle+late
Sprung, Christoph 340177 S 43 Networking in the academic context 0.5 8 Oct 2020 ONLINE early+middle
Introduction to Statistics for PhDs overview over some core principles of Statistics – 17-18 Sept 2020; 10-12 p.m. – Registration and Information
Courses on teaching skills/didactics: the Hochschuldidaktik team offers courses both in English and German:
German Language Courses: see announcements in GAUSS Newsletters
ZESS courses (skills, languages):
ZESS courses during summer break: Registration for the lottery for these courses is open from 31 July 10 a.m. until 5 August 2020, 1 p.m.


Methods Courses:

Regarding COVID-19, courses could be cancelled at short notice.

Please keep in mind to evaluate your methods courses directly afterwards.

Department/Group Supervisor(s) UniVZ ID Title of Course Credits Status Date
Rodnina, Marina Mercier, Evan 340010 A 081 Introduction to transient kinetic methods 1.0 PRESENCE / ONLINE 8-9 Oct 2020
Tittmann, Kai Nora Eulig, Fabian Rabe v. Pappenheim 340018 A 064 Principles and methods of protein purification by chromatography 1.0 PRESENCE 8-9 Oct 2020
Tittmann, Kai Sabin Prajapati 340077 A 071 Thermodynamic characterization of biomolecular interactions by isothermal titration calorimetry 1.0 PRESENCE 15-16 Oct 2020
Cell Biology & Microbiology, Imaging
Mitkovski, Mišo Mitkovski, Mišo / Georg Wieser 340066 A 098 Introduction to image processing in biology with ImageJ and FIJI 1.5 ONLINE 21-23 Oct 2020
Nave, Klaus-Armin Möbius, Wiebke 340222 A 044 Subcellular localization of proteins by immunoelectron microscopy of cryosections 1.0 PRESENCE 8-9 Oct 2020
Pöhlmann, Stefan 350052 A 160 Molecular Biology of HIV replication and pathogenesis 1.0 ONLINE tba
Hell, Stefan Weihs, Tobias 340470 A 270 Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy imaging of fluorescent cell probes 0.5 PRESENCE / ONLINE 14 Oct 2020
Enderlein, Jörg Jang Hongje 340454 A 255 Sample preparation and image analysis for 3D fluorescence microscopy of living cells 1.0 ONLINE 6-7 Oct 2020
Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience, Electrophysiology
Fiala, André Annekathrin Widmann 340319 A 216 Neuronal circuit dissection in Drosophila 1.5 PRESENCE 7-9 Oct 2020
Pardo, Luis Walter Stühmer 340040 A 063 Patch clamp 1.5 PRESENCE 14-16 Oct 2020
Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Statistics
Beißbarth, Tim Hryhorii Chereda, Manasa Kalya Purushothama 440727 A 176 Introduction to R and RNA-Seq analysis 1.5 PRESENCE 14-16 Oct 2020
Friede, Tim Röver, Christian 340061 A 100 Basic statistics for graduate students in the life sciences – an introduction using R 1.0 ONLINE 26. Oct-17. Nov 2020
Stephens, Dwayne Robert Mettin 340439 A 251 Introduction to COMSOL 1.0 PRESENCE 22-23 Oct 2020


Laboratory Animal Courses

(offered by the UMG)

Due to current provisions and hygiene regulations, unfortunately practical modules cannot be offered at the moment.

Therefore, practical modules 1 to 6 will probably start again in September 2020. The theoretical part (online e-learning course) can still be performed, and the passing of a written exam is prerequisite for participation in the practical part.

Scheduled dates 2020 – practical modules (subject to change):

Module 1-6 Module 1-6 Module 1/2/4 Module 1-6
31.08 – 04.09. 21. – 25.09. 27. – 29.10. 23. – 27.11.

To register, please contact Dr. Monique Silter ( or

The fees for the course have to be covered by the department of the participant.