Information from GAUSS & GAUSS Career Service

Call for course registrations – December 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 December 2020 will be open from 1 October.Logo_GAUSS&GGNB You can register for courses taking place in December from 1-20 October; the slots will be allocated on 25 October.

Please check carefully for scheduling conflicts. Registration after 20 October 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 October. From 1 November 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)
Bucher, Gregor 340471 GS 08_1 Good Scientific Practice for Biologists 0.5 9 Dec 2020 ONLINE  early+middle
Bucher, Gregor 340308 GS 08_2 Good Scientific Practice for Biologists 0.5 11 Dec 2020 ONLINE  early+middle
Rodnina, Marina 340159 S 24_2 Seminar on Good Scientific Practice 0.5 2 Dec 2020 ONLINE  early+middle
Dobbelstein, Matthias, Oppermann, Martin, Mayrhofer, Helen 980005 W180 Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in der Medizin: Aufbaukurs zur Vorbereitung auf eine experimentelle Doktorarbeit – semesterbegleitend
[in German! 6 classes on topics of Good Scientific Practice have to be attended]
0.5 winter term 2020/2021 ONLINE


Oppermann, Martin, Mayrhofer, Helen;
Uhlig, Johannes;
Diegmann, Susann;
Witt, Daria
Promotionspropädeutika UMG, diverse Termine – semsterbegleitend und Blockveranstaltungen

[in German! All 3 modulesof Good Scientific Practice have to be attended]

0.5 winter term 2020/2021 ONLINE


Sprung, Christoph 340141 S 07 Project Management in Academia 0.5 9 Dec 2020 ONLINE  early+middle
Sprung, Christoph 340101 S 08 Time Management in Academia 0.5 10 Dec 2020 ONLINE  early+middle
Merkelbach, Matthias 340192 S 51 Tailor-made job applications: How to apply for a job and be hired 1.0 3-4 Dec 2020 PRESENCE  late
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
Cell Biology & Microbiology, Imaging
Enderlein, Jörg Nazar Oleksiievets 340406 A 244 Super-resolution microscopy with DNA-PAINT and STORM 1.0 PRESENCE/ ONLINE 1-2 Dec 2020
Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Statistics
Nietert, Manuel 340389 A 215_2 An introduction to reproducible handling of scientific data and concordant analysis using KNIME workflows 0.5 ONLINE 7-8 Dec 2020

Laboratory Animal Courses

(offered by the UMG)

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

Therefore, practical modules 1 to 6 will 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 1/2/4 Module 1-6
27. – 29.10. 23. – 27.11.

To register, please contact Dr. Monique Silter (

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