Graduiertenschule

Die HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research (GS-FIRE) bietet ein innovatives, strukturiertes Promotionsprogramm im Themenbereich "Infektionsforschung". Der Campus des Helmholtz-Zentrums für Infektionsforschung in Braunschweig bietet das ideale Umfeld für internationale Forscher, ihr Wissen mit Kollegen und führenden Wissenschaftlern aus der ganzen Welt auszutauschen. Neben der intensiven wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung erhalten die Doktoranden die Möglichkeit, ihre überfachlichen Qualifikationen zu erweitern und ihre interdisziplinären Kenntnisse zu verbessern, die sie für den Arbeitsmarkt vorbereiten.

HZI Graduate School courses, lectures and symposia

2018

September 13

Course: Time management in academia - Aligning time and goals
Aim & Content: Teaching, part time work, professional development, private arrangements and not least the thesis: Time pressure results in many things only being half done. In the end there is not enough time for the important tasks and you are left with the uncomfortable feeling of again not having managed everything.
It is however not difficult to improve dealing with the personal time budget. Through the implementation of established time management methods, individual disturbances can be minimised, priorities can be set and planning horizons can be determined in order to make the own work more effective.
Course Leader: Dr. Simon Golin, golin wissenschaftsmanagement, Hamburg

September 10 - 12

Course: Career and Leadership course in Mariaspring
Aim & Content: To summarise, the aim of this course is to provide postgraduate researchers with an opportunity to build their understanding, skills and confidence in the key areas of career planning, career development and the development of their leadership style.
By the end of the course participants should:
•          understand career planning and how to take ownership of the process
•          have an understanding of the skills and competencies organisations require
•          feel equipped to participate in the selection processes
•          have a clear understanding of the key elements of leadership
•          feel empowered to be authentic in their leadership style
•          have experienced a range of leadership styles through working with colleagues
Course Leader: Emma Ford and Mike Rawland, Coatching4Careers, UK

August 15 - 16

Course: Career strategies accompanying the doctorate - Building potential – tapping professional pathways
Aim & Content: An occupation in research and teaching, a career in the economic or service sector or in a non- profit organisation – after the doctorate there are numerous professional fields and career paths open on the international labour market.
Because of this, strategic career planning is necessary. A series of important questions has to be answered: What are my goals and interests, what are my strengths and weaknesses? Where can I apply? Do I know what is expected of me and how to present myself?
On the basis of these questions the current application standards are conveyed and individual application strategies are worked out. With the help of selected examples from practice, the participants develop the competencies needed for a successful approach to the application process.
Course Leader: Dr. Tuleka Prah, golin wissenschaftsmanagement, Hamburg

August 3

Assessment Virology Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

July 30

Virology Lecture: Adaptive Immunity to Viruses and Vaccines
Adaptive immune response to viruses, vaccines historical view, active and passive, adjuvants, novel vaccine strategies
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain; HZI Braunschweig

July 23

Virology Lecture: Replication of RNA viruses
The RNA template, the RNA synthesis machinery, regulation of mRNA production and genome replication, sites of viral RNA synthesis, origins of diversity in RNA genomes
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann; TWINCORE, Hannover

July 16

Virology Lecture: Viral pathogenesis
Routes of transmission and typical viral syndromes (respiratory, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and skin infections; hepatitis; hemorrhagic fevers)
Lecturer: Dr. Kendra Bussey; HZI Braunschweig

July 11 - 13

Course: Coping with the challenges of a PhD
Aim & Content: This course provides in-depth guidelines on how to cope with the most common challenges involved in researching and writing a PhD. This training course equips you with the tools and techniques you need to complete your PhD successfully and on schedule. You learn how to work more efficiently, how to save time, and how to identify and focus on the essentials. You learn how to employ management tools to monitor your progress, as well as gaining a greater understanding of how to optimise supervision and how to get the support you need. You learn how to plan the thesis- writing process and how to incorporate writing tasks into your normal working day. You gain an increased awareness of the career choices open to you, and of what might be the best career options for you personally. This training course will help increase your satisfaction with life as a PhD student, and to become a fully professional academic.
Course Leader: Dr. Bärbel Tress; Tress & Tress, Munich

July 9

Virology Lecture: Virus evolution and emergence
How do viral populations evolve, origins of viruses, emerging viruses, expansion of host range by mutations
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jens Bohne; MHH, Hannover

July 2

Virology Lecture: Intracellular trafficking, assembly, egress and maturation of viruses
Assembly within the nucleus, assembly at the plasma membrane, transport of genomes to site of assembly, selective packaging of the viral genome, acquisition of an envelope, release of particles, maturation of progeny
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christine Goffinet; TWINCORE, Hannover

June 25

Virology Lecture: Transcription and Replication: DNA Viruses and Retroviruses
RNA pol II and transcription of viral mRNAs, poxviral mRNA transcription, cellular and viral regulators of transcription, retroviral reverse transcription and integration
Lecturer: Dr. Kendra Bussey; HZI Braunschweig

June 18

Virology Lecture: Attachment and Entry of Viruses
Receptors and attachment factors, examples and identification, endocytosis of viruses, membrane fusion, movement of virions within cells, virus induced signaling via receptors, mechanisms of uncoating, import of genomes into the nucleus, implications for drug design, virus spread and pathology
Lecturer: Dr. Gisa Gerold; TWINCORE, Hannover

June 15

Assessment Immunology Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

June 11

Virology Lecture: Foundations: Viruses and the infectious cycle
History of virology, Baltimore classification of viruses, Viral Genomes (DNA, RNA) based on typical human pathogenic viruses reflecting spectrum of viral diseases, Virus and the host cell, virus as tools for molecular and cellular biology
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann; TWINCORE, Hannover

June 4

Immunology Lecture: Fighting influenza virus within the lung
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dunja Bruder; HZI Braunschweig

May 27 - 31

Summer School on Infection Research, Wernigerode
The German Centre for Infection Research in cooperation with the HZI Graduate School is organsing a Summer School on Infection Research in Wernigerode.
It is an excellent opportunity to learn as much as possible in the field of Infection Research, to discuss your work with the invited speakers and your colleagues and to intensify and strengthen your networks.
Course Leader: Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff, HZI Braunschweig an Different international invited Speakers 

May 14

Immunology Lecture: B cell somatic mutation and selection
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann; BRICS Braunschweig

May 7

Immunology Lecture: T cell differentation: a delicate balance between inflammatory and regulatory T cells
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jochen Hühn; HZI Braunschweig

April 23 - 24

Course: Good Scientific Practice
Aim & Content: Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts.
Course Leader: Dr. Michael Gommel; Institute for Systemic Medicine and Organizational Ethics, Berlin

April 23

Immunology Lecture: Immune defence at body surfaces - the gut
Lecturer: Dr. Till Strowig; HZI Braunschweig

April 18 - 19

Course: Plan B - Alternatives to Science Careers 
Aim & Content: At the end of the PhD phase or at the beginning of the postdoctoral phase, the decision must be made, whether the career should be continued up to the professorship or to leave the science system. In general there are many fears before this step, as no alternative career paths have been found or tried before.
The workshop will focus on finding ideas for possible alternative career paths.
For this purpose, a competency profile will be drawn up, which will incorporate the past professional experiences and educational pathways. On the basis of the competency profile, the participants will then consider which potential job and/or job profiles could fit. In addition, the fundamentals of job applications are presented: From the search for positions, through the understanding of tenders, up to the actual application process.
Course Leader: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf, karriere-beratung-akademiker.de, Jena

April 16

Immunology Lecture: T cell development, activation and effector functions
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ingo Schmitz; HZI Braunschweig

April 10 - 11

9th Annual Retreat, HZI Graduate School, Quedlinburg
HZI Graduate School

April 4

Immunology Lecture: Antigen uptake and processing, dendritic cells; how pathogens (e.g. CMV) try to evade the immune response?
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain; HZI Braunschweig

March 26

Immunology Lecture: Innate immune defense mediated by pattern recognition receptors and viral counteracting strategies
Lecturer: Dr. Kendra Bussey; HZI Braunschweig

March 19

Immunology Lecture: The innate immune system: evasion and subversion by bacterial pathogens
Lecturer: Dr. Oliver Goldmann; HZI Braunschweig

March 9

Assessment Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

March 5 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Genetic engineering of animals
Lecturer: Dr. Hansjörg Hauser; HZI Braunschweig

February 26 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Cell cycle regulation, proliferation and oncogenesis
Lecturer: Dr. Hansjörg Hauser; HZI Braunschweig

February 19 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Transcriptional regulation and epigenetics               
Lecturer: Dr. Mario Köster; HZI Braunschweig

February 12 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Cellular communication and signal transduction
Lecturer: Dr. Mario Köster; HZI Braunschweig

February 5 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Translation and secretion
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Paul Müller; HZI Braunschweig

February 1 - 2

Course: Good Scientific Practice
Aim & Content: Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts.
Course Leader: Helga Nolte; Institute for Systemic Medicine and Organizational Ethics, Berlin

January 29 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: RNA Metabolism
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christopher Tiedje; University of Copenhagen, Denmark

January 24 - 25

Course: Applied Intercultural Communication
Aim & Content: An Introduction to Intercultural Communication for Doctoral Students: Developing Key Problem-Solving Skills for the International Workplace.
Course Leader: Alexia Petersen, M.A., Aachen

January 22 - 26

Course: Numerical methods for mathematical modelling in Python
Aim & Content: The focus of the course is on using Python for mathematical modelling tasks and we will introduce related topics ranging from Python fundamentals to interfacing with C++ code or using machine learning libraries. Each topic covered will be introduced briefly and then explored in depth by working on a specific modelling problem. Students will work guided by one or more tutors in our tutorials and will be assigned projects that can be finished independently in groups.
Course Leader: Dr. Sebastian Binder and Juan Carlos; BRICS, Braunschweig

January 22 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Genome integrity and diversification
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Wirth; HZI Braunschweig

January 15 

Molecular Biology and Mammalian Genetics Lecture: Mouse and human genetics to identify important factors involved in the host response to infections
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Klaus Schughart; HZI Braunschweig

January 12

Assessment Medical Microbiology Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

January 8 

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Phage Therapy
Lecturer: Dr. Christine Rohde; DSMZ Braunschweig

2017

December 18

Medical Microbiology Lecture: The influence of the microbiota on gastrointestinal infections
Lecturer: Dr. Till Strowig; HZI Braunschweig

December 13-15

Course: Coping with the challenges of a PhD
Aim & Content: This course provides in-depth guidelines on how to cope with the most common challenges involved in researching and writing a PhD. This training course equips you with the tools and techniques you need to complete your PhD successfully and on schedule. You learn how to work more efficiently, how to save time, and how to identify and focus on the essentials. You learn how to employ management tools to monitor your progress, as well as gaining a greater understanding of how to optimise supervision and how to get the support you need. You learn how to plan the thesis- writing process and how to incorporate writing tasks into your normal working day. You gain an increased awareness of the career choices open to you, and of what might be the best career options for you personally. This training course will help increase your satisfaction with life as a PhD student, and to become a fully professional academic.
Course Leader: Dr. Bärbel Tress; Tress & Tress, Munich

December 11

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Zoonotic infections
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Peter Valentin-Weigand; TiHo Hannover

December 7

10th International PhD Symposium, HZI Graduate School, Braunschweig

December 4

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Diagnostics of pathogenic bacteria
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Manfred Höfle; HZI Braunschweig

November 27

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Regulation of bacterial virulence
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch; HZI Braunschweig

November 23-24

Course: Plan A - How to plan your career in science
Aim & Content: Science careers are demanding. But the biggest difficulty seems to be that it seems somehow impossible to plan them to the end. On the other hand there are some rules one could use to plan at least the most important steps and to minimize the risks. The workshop will deal with the complete career ladder - from PhD to the appointment to a chair - and will address the most important career steps
Course Leader: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf; karriere-beratung-akademiker.de, Jena

November 20

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Cell-cell communication in oral biofilms
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Irene Wagner-Döbler; HZI Braunschweig

November 13

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Bacterial Infections and Antibiotic Resistance
Lecturer: Dr. Alejandro Arce Rodriguez; HZI Braunschweig

November 6

Medical Microbiology Lecture: Vizualization of pathogenic bacteria and their bacterial interaction structures with electron microscopic methods
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Manfred Rohde; HZI Braunschweig

November 2-3

Course: Good Scientific Practice
Aim & Content: Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts.
Course Leader: Dr. Michael Gommel; Institute for Systemic Medicine and Organizational Ethics, Berlin

October 24-26

Excursion: Company visit GSK and UCB in Brussels, Belgium


October 23-24

Lab course: Introduction to statistics, not only for biologists
Aim & Content: Statistics provides methods to analyse and understand the data, to find deviations, correlations, to support or to reject hypothesis.
Statistics is often (mis)understood as a toolbox of methods from which one just has to pick the right one. But without a basic understanding of the underlying statistical concepts, the application of these methods is often of no use and can even produce wrong or misleading results. A biologist does not need to become an expert in statistics. But with a basic intuitive understanding, biologists can carry out standard analyses steps themselves and also know how to talk to statisticians who in most cases know little about biology.
This course is intended to explain the basic concepts and ideas of statistics and how to use the methods provided by statistics. At the end of the course, a hands-on computer lab exercise will be offered in which the participants can apply what they have learned using the open source statistics software R.
Course Leader: Prof. Dr. Frank Klawonn; HZI Braunschweig

October 23

Introductory Topic Lectures
Course Leader: Different HZI Graduate School lecturers

October 20

Lecture: Introduction into the HZI Graduate School
Lecturer: Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff; HZI Braunschweig

October 20

Assessment Bioinformatics Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

October 18-19

Lab course: Transcriptome analysis with R
Aim & Content: The course is intended for biologists who perform gene expression studies with arrays or RNAseq and who do not analyze these data themselves. The course intends to give a first insight into various analysis and visualization methods.
A brief introduction to the statistical language R will be given. Raw data from array and RNAseq studies will be loaded into R, normalized and inspected. Principal component analysis and heatmaps will be generated to obtain a broad overview of the data structure. Identification of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) will be performed and expression patterns of single genes and groups of genes be visualized. Furthermore, pathway analysis of DEGs will be performed. For the course, we will use results from our own studies, and we will also download external data from the gene expression databases GEO.
Course Leader: Prof. Dr. Klaus Schughart; HZI Braunschweig

October 17-18

Course: Scientific Writing
Aim & Content: Learn how to write clearly and with impact:
   - Construct a "take-home" message that tells the story of your research.
   - Choose words that communicate your science clearly.
   - Structure your paper into a flowing narrative.
Course Leader: Dr. Brian Cusack; Science Craft, Berlin

October 16-18

Networking: NDPIA: Career planning, scientific communication and NIB 2017, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Aim & Content: NDPIA is organising workshops on career planning and scientific communication with international trainers 16-17 October, 2017. The workshops will be held back-to-back with the 7th National Infection Biology Meeting (NIB 2017) at Djurönäset outside Stockholm 17-18 October. The aim of NIB 2017 is to gather experimental researchers, physicians and epidemiologists interested in molecular and clinical microbiology, immunology and host-pathogen interactions. Invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts will present their research spanning bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, host-pathogen interactions, host defence etc.
Course Leader: Mikael Rhen, Karolinska Institutet, Åsa Sjöling, Karolinska Institutet. Bernt Eric Uhlin, MIMS, Åke Forsberg, MIMS, NDPIA, Anna Holmström, NDPIA, Maria Westling, MIMS; NDPIA, Sweden

October 16

Bioinformatics Lecture: Automated identification of outliers in high-throughput expression data and robust analysis
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Klaus Jung; TiHo Hannover

October 10-12

Course: Career and Leadership Development Course - Making Powerful Choices and a Positive Impact
Aim & Content: Early career researchers who are those involved in their PhD or post-Doctoral studies are frequently too busy with their research to recognise the importance of planning their ongoing careers, whether they wish to stay in scientific research, move into more applied sectors, or move into new areas.
This highly interactive and personally focused course is designed to help participants take more ownership of their careers and gain a deeper understanding of the related processes.
Course Leader: Mike Rawlings and Emma Ford; Coatching4Careers, UK

October 9

Bioinformatics Lecture: Structural Dynamics in Prokayotic Genomes Retrieved by 3rd Generation Sequencing
Lecturer: Dr. Boyke Bunk; DMSZ Braunschweig

September 28 - Oktober 4

Lab course: Basic virological techniques 
Aim & Content: Participants will be introduced to the essential technical work in virology.
Using murine CMV as the model virus, we will show to participants how to grow a virus stock and how to purify it on a sucrose cushion. Moreover, participants will learn how to determine infectious virus titer in tissue culture supernatants and in murine organs by means of a plaque assay.
Course Leader: Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain; HZI Braunschweig

September 26-27

Course: GMP Training - Pharmaceutical Management and Quality Management 
Aim & Content: In workshop could prospective project managers already experience their future challenges and beyond that useful solution strategies and management concepts are mediated to the participants. These strategies will be instrumental for solving problems in leading positions in biopharmaceutical areas. Through an informative – interactive programme participants receive information on important aspects of GMP conform pharmaceutical production, risk management in biotech industries and modern management strategies.
Quality Management becomes obligatory for companies producing medical products such as drugs and diagnostics. Especially international business and approval requires certified quality management systems thus new quality managers have quite attractive job prospects these days. For reproducible processing in biotech manufacturing and also total traceability at all stages of production quality managers in biotech industry face several important tasks and challenges.
This workshop illustrates the job of quality managers in biotech companies dealing with general regulating documents (ISO 9001), medical products (ISO 13485), analytical and calibrating services (ISO 17025) and US market approvals (510(k) procedure). Within this workshop participants will construct an own quality management system for their own fictional company with different product focus.
Course Leader: Dr. Christian Grote-Westrick; Reken

September 25

Bioinformatics Lecture: Analyses and normalization of metagenomes 
Lecturer: Dr. Lutz Wiehlmann; MHH Hannover

September 18

Bioinformatics Lecture: PRODORIC2 - a database about gene regulation in prokaryotes
Lecturer: Dr. Denitsa Eckweiler; TU - Braunschweig

September 14

10th Minisymposium: Day on career opportunities, HZI Braunschweig, HZI Graduate School

September 11

Bioinformatics Lecture: Algorithms in phylogenetic inference and their application
Lecturer: Thorsten Klingen; HZI Braunschweig

September 4

Bioinformatics Lecture: Discovering genetic determinants of gene expression levels with RNA-seq
Lecturer: Dr. David DeLuca; MHH Hannover

August 28

Bioinformatics Lecture: (Mis-)Use of hypothesis testing
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Frank Klawonn; HZI Braunschweig

August 21-23

Networking: NDPIA Molecular and marine Virology, Smögen, Sweden
Aim & Content: The aim of course is to provide a broad and in-depth knowledge of different areas of virology. Senior Swedish and international researchers will give lectures spanning a wide array of fields, such as marine virology, pathogenesis, evolution, emerging viruses and new antiviral therapies. The course will also include poster sessions where participants can communicate their research, time for group discussions and networking activities.
Course Leader: Niklas Arnberg, Umeå University; Johan Nordgren, Linköping University; Rickard Nordén, Sahlgrenska, Västra Götalandsregionen; Michael Lindberg, Linnaeus University; NDPIA, Sweden

August 21

Bioinformatics Lecture: Pitfalls in biomarker determination and analysis of high dimensional data
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Karsten Hiller; TU - Braunschweig

August 18

Assessment Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture
HZI Graduate School; HZI Braunschweig

August 10

Career opportunity workshop: The journey of a German Postdoc to US Biotech in the Trump era
Lecturer: Dr. Anne Große-Wilde; Manager, Diagnostics and Biomarkers, Seattle Genetics, Seattle, USA

August 7

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: Myxobacterial Diversity: Culturable versus Unculturable
Lecturer: Dr. Kathrin Mohr; HZI Braunschweig

August 7-9

Course: Coping with the challenges of a PhD 
Aim & Content: This course provides in-depth guidelines on how to cope with the most common challenges involved in researching and writing a PhD. This training course equips you with the tools and techniques you need to complete your PhD successfully and on schedule. You learn how to work more efficiently, how to save time, and how to identify and focus on the essentials. You learn how to employ management tools to monitor your progress, as well as gaining a greater understanding of how to optimise supervision and how to get the support you need. You learn how to plan the thesis- writing process and how to incorporate writing tasks into your normal working day. You gain an increased awareness of the career choices open to you, and of what might be the best career options for you personally. This training course will help increase your satisfaction with life as a PhD student, and to become a fully professional academic.
Course Leader: Dr. Bärbel Tress; Tress & Tress, Munich

August 1-3 or August 3-5

Helmholtz Presentation and Communication Skills Course
Aim & Content: This course addresses a broad range of topics connected to presentation and publishing in a research context. Students will present their own work in front of the group and get direct feedback; they will bring abstracts and posters and learn how to improve these.
Course Leader: Prof. Esat Alpay; University of Surrey, UK

July 31

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: Isolation and Biotechnological Aspects of Actinobacteria 
Lecturer: PD Dr. Joachim Wink; HZI Braunschweig

July 31

Lecture: Introduction into the HZI Graduate School 
Lecturer: Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff; HZI Braunschweig

July 24

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: Polyphasic Taxonomy 
Lecturer: PD Dr. Joachim Wink; HZI Braunschweig

July 17 

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: From Soil Sample to Natural Product 
Lecturer: Dr. Kathrin Mohr; HZI Braunschweig

July 10

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: Biology of Myxobacteria
Lecturer: Dr. Kathrin Mohr; HZI Braunschweig

July 5-7 

NextGen@Helmholtz Conference 2017, GEOMAR, Kiel; Helmholtz Juniors (HeJu)

July 3

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: Biology of Actinobacteria and their secondary metabolites
Lecturer: PD Dr. Joachim Wink; HZI Braunschweig

June 26

Biology of Actinobacteria and Myxobacteria Lecture: History of Antibiotics Research 
Lecturer: Dr. Kathrin Mohr; HZI Braunschweig

June 23 

Assessment Structural Biology Lecture 
HZI Graduate School

June 19-20

Networking: NDPIA networking activities - Infection Research to meet current and further challenges, Umea University, Sweden
Aim & Content: Jubilee symposium to celebrate Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 years anniversary and Meet the Speakers workshops. At the workshop several speakers will chair round table discussions were PhD researcher have the opportunity to very briefly (3 min) present themselves and discuss their research with speakers and the other workshop participants.
Course Leader: Stewart Cole, Switzerland; Scott Hultgren, USA; Daniel Portnoy, USA; Peter Sarnow, USA; Elaine Tuomanen, USA; NDPIA, Sweden

June 19 

Structural Biology Lecture: Structure meets the wetlab II
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wulf Blankenfeldt; HZI Braunschweig

June 12-16

Lab course: Mikrobiology of Myxobacteria and Actinobacteria 
Aim & Content: Antibiotic active secondary metabolites from Myxobacteria and Actinobacteria, characterization of producing strains, identification of biological active compounds, isolation of new strains from different habitats
Course Leader: Dr. Kathrin Mohr and PD Dr. Joachim Wink; HZI Braunschweig

June 12 

Structural Biology Lecture: Structure meets the wetlab I 
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wulf Blankenfeldt; HZI Braunschweig

May29

Structural Biology Lecture: Structure-based drug discovery
Lecturer: Dr. Joachim Reichelt; HZI Braunschweig

May 23

Lecture: Introduction into the HZI Graduate School
Lecturer: Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff; HZI Braunschweig

May 22 

Structural Biology Lecture: Validation and interpretation of protein structures
Lecturer: Dr. Peer Lukat; HZI Braunschweig

May 16-18

8th Annual Retreat, HZI Graduate School, Goslar-Hahnenklee
HZI Graduate School

May 15

Structural Biology Lecture: Basics of X-ray crystallography
Lecturer: Dr. Jan Pippel; HZI Braunschweig

May 8

Structural Biology Lecture: Protein expression
Lecturer: Dr. Joop van den Heuvel; HZI Braunschweig

May 2 – 5

Lab course: System Immunology Lab workshop  
Aim & Content: SysBio workshop aims to provide an overview of current systems biology activity at HZI. It is aimed at Master and PhD students who are interested in using systems-based modelling approaches to understand biological and biomedical problems.
Course Leader: Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer-Hermann and Dr. Jaber Dehghany; HZI Braunschweig

April 27-28

Course: Good Scientific Practice 
Aim & Content: Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts.
Course Leader: Dr. Felicitas Riedel; Institute for Systemic Medicine and Organizational Ethics, Berlin

April 26-28

Networking: Airborne transmission of infectious agents, Div. of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology LU, Lund, Sweden
Aim & Content: This course held at the Division of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, Lund University, will provide an overview on airborne transmission of infectious agents
Course Leader: Jakob Löndahl, Lund University; NDPIA, Sweden

April 24 

Structural Biology Lecture: Basics of NMR spectroscopy 
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno; HZI Braunschweig

April 10 

Structural Biology Lecture: Structure and function of biomacromolecules
Lecturer: Dr. Andrea Scrima; HZI Braunschweig

April 7 

Assessment Epidemiology Lecture
HZI Graduate School

April 5-9

Weekend Retreat: Visiting of the KIT Campus Alpin and the Schneefernerhaus, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Lecturer: Dr. Bärbel Elija Bleher; KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

April 3

Epidemiology Lecture: Field trip to NAKO study centre at CRC 
Lecturer: Dr. Yvonne Kemmling; CRC Hannover

March 27

Epidemiology Lecture: Modelling in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Lecturer: Dr. André Karch; HZI Braunschweig

March 22

Lecture: Introduction into the HZI Graduate School
Lecturer: Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff; HZI Braunschweig

March 20

Epidemiology Lecture: Case study and SurvStat 
Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Castell; HZI Braunschweig
 

March 17

Career opportunity Workshop: From university to pharmaceutical industry
Lecturer: Daniel Kohlstaedt; GPSU (Global Product Strategy University) Training Lead, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

March 13

Epidemiology Lecture: Infectious Disease Dynamics
Lecturer: Dr. André Karch; HZI Braunschweig

March 6

Epidemiology Lecture: Bias and Confounding
Lecturer: Dr. André Karch; HZI Braunschweig

March 2-3

Course: Plan B - Alternatives to Science Careers 
Aim & Content: At the end of the PhD phase or at the beginning of the postdoctoral phase, the decision must be made, whether the career should be continued up to the professorship or to leave the science system. In general there are many fears before this step, as no alternative career paths have been found or tried before.
The workshop will focus on finding ideas for possible alternative career paths.
For this purpose, a competency profile will be drawn up, which will incorporate the past professional experiences and educational pathways. On the basis of the competency profile, the participants will then consider which potential job and/or job profiles could fit. In addition, the fundamentals of job applications are presented: From the search for positions, through the understanding of tenders, up to the actual application process.
Course Leader: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf; karriere-beratung-akademiker.de, Jena

February 27

Epidemiology Lecture: Descriptive and analytic epidemiology
Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Castell; HZI Braunschweig

February 23 - 24

Course: Good Scientific Practice
Aim & Content: Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts.
Course Leader: PD Dr. Dr. Gerlinde Sponholtz and Helga Nolte; Institute for Systemic Medicine and Organizational Ethics, Berlin

February 20

Epidemiology Lecture: Epidemiologic study types 
Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Castell; HZI Braunschweig

February 16

Course: Applied Intercultural Communication
Aim & Content: An Introduction to Intercultural Communication for Doctoral Students: Developing Key Problem-Solving Skills for the International Workplace.
Course Leader: Alexia Petersen; M.A. Aachen

February 13

Epidemiology Lecture: Introduction: Definition "Epidemiology", history, highlights, surveillance and outbreak investigation, study centre Hannover, „National Cohort“
Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Castell; HZI Braunschweig

February 10

Assessment Chemical Biology Lecture
HZI Graduate School

February 6

Chemical Biology Lecture: Chemical Modulation of Protein Function 
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup; HZI Braunschweig

January 30

Chemical Biology Lecture: Molecular imaging studies in vitro and in vivo
Lecturer: Dr. Verena Fetz; HZI Braunschweig

January 23

Chemical Biology Lecture: Introduction to Computational Chemical Biology
Lecturer: Dr. Raimo Franke; HZI Braunschweig

January 10-13

Networking: NDPIA course on Protein structure & structure-based drug design, Lund University
Aim & Content: Lectures and hands-on tutorials will focus on: Protein structure / Sequence & structural databases / Structure in drug discovery / Internet tools for drug discovery / Ligand docking and screening
Course Leader: Salam Al-Karadaghi, Dept. of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Lund University, NDPIA, Sweden

January 16

Chemical Biology Lecture: Peptides in host defence and immunology
Lecturer: Dr. Werner Tegge; HZI Braunschweig

January 9

Chemical Biology Lecture: Cellular responses to chemical challenges
Lecturer: Dr. Verena Fetz; HZI Braunschweig

Kontakt

Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff

GS-FIRE (HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research)

Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig

hzigrad.school@helmholtz-hzi.de

Videos

  • HZI International Graduate School

Podcasts

  • Die Graduiertenschule des HZI - der Turbo für die WissenschaftlerkarriereDie Graduiertenschule des HZI bietet jungen Nachwuchswissenschaftlern einen Rahmen für den Start ihrer wissenschaftlichen Kariere. Der Blick über den Tellerrand der eigenen Arbeit, Netzwerke und eine starke Gemeinschaft stehen im Vordergrund. Die Leiterin der Graduiertenschule Sabine Kirchhoff spricht mit Jo Schilling über das Programm.
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