Information from the GAUSS office

Call for course registrations – November 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 future situation, 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.


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

Please check carefully for scheduling conflicts. Registration after 20 September 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 September. From 1 October 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 340491 GS 16 Presenting your research through posters, slides and oral presentations 0.5 26-27 Nov 2020 ONLINE
Engel, Malte 340407 GS 05 Critical Reasoning and Logic 1.0 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2020 tba allTimes
Grubmüller, Helmut 340271 S 24_3 Good Scientific Practice for Physicists and Chemists 0.5 09 Nov 2020 tba early
Schilling, Gabi 340110 S 55 What to do with a PhD 0.5 23 Nov 2020 tba early+middle
Dietz, Gunnar 340242 S 64 Drug Discovery and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1.0 20-21 Nov 2020 PRESENCE middle+late
Language Course 340444 L 17 Scientific English for PhD Students 1.0 Wednesdays (4 Nov 2020 – 3 Feb 2021) ONLINE allTimes
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):

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
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Cramer, Patrick 340316 A 214 Lecture Series “Genome Science I” 0.5 PRESENCE / ONLINE (tba) Fridays (Nov)
Cell Biology & Microbiology, Imaging
Pöhlmann, Stefan Michael Winkler, Markus Hoffmann, Heike Hofmann-Winkler 340221 A 171 Viral transduction systems 1.5 PRESENCE 10-12 Nov 2020
Enderlein, Jörg Jang Hongje 340469 A 255_1 Sample preparation and image analysis for 3D fluorescence microscopy of living cells 1.0 ONLINE 10-11 Nov 2020
Theoretical, Systems & Behavioral Neuroscience
Wolf, Fred/ Wibral, Michael; Gollisch, Tim Wolf, Fred/ Wibral, Michael; Gollisch, Tim 530170 A 021 Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective Dynamics Biological Neural Networks I 2.0 ONLINE Fridays (Nov)
Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Statistics
Godec, Aljaz Maximillian Vossel 340296 A 212 Advanced Methods in Statistical Mechanics 4.0 PRESENCE Wednesdays (Nov)
Grubmüller, Helmut / de Groot, Bert Grubmüller, Helmut / de Groot, Bert 340232 A 143 Theoretical and Computational Biophysics 2.0 ONLINE Mondays (Nov)
Grubmüller, Helmut / Enderlein, Jörg Grubmüller, Helmut / Enderlein, Jörg 340166 A 025 Current Topics in Biophysics – Lecture Series 1.0 ONLINE Fridays (Nov)
Nietert, Manuel 340317 A 215_1 An introduction to reproducible handling of scientific data and concordant analysis using KNIME workflows 0.5 ONLINE 23-27 Nov 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 1/2/4 Module 1-6
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.