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1st Online Science Slam

Only a few days to go until our 1st online science slam!

We have seven doctoral researchers from seven different Leibniz institutes who will battle for the title.

Join us on Friday, 30 April 2021 at 5 pm on Zoom to hear their talks, learn something cool and vote for your favorite!

The entries:

Your microbiota poopprint
Lisa Budzinski
German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ)

Go with the flow – how brains perceive motion
Benedict Wild
German Primate Center (DPZ)

DO NOT DISTURB – Age effects of interruption processing
Marlene Rösner
Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)

Surviving the valley of death – New innovations in agriculture
Richard Orozco
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATP)

Self control struggles and terrible shopping choices – A scientific analysis
Jana Hamdan
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

How to build a (not so intelligent) human brain
Emilio Perez-Bosch
IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

From Russia with love: tracking bats with stable isotopes
Cecilia Kruszynski de Assis
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Invitation to the 1st Leibniz PhD Network Science Slam

Times have been tough on all of us and we all really need a little fun. This is why the working group ‘WG Communication’ is organizing a Science Slam event within the Leibniz PhD Network. We invite PhD candidates from all sections to participate in this event to teach others what their field of research is all about.

For the ones not familiar: Science Slams are a platform to communicate research in an entertaining way. Make people laugh, cry or amazed by the work you’re doing – similar to conference talks, but without the formalities and that one guy sleeping in the background.

  • Who can participate? All doctoral researchers at Leibniz institutes or research museums. From all registrations, 10 speakers will be selected.
  • Presentation format? English, 10 minutes
  • When? Friday, 30 April 2020 – 5pm
  • Where? Online – via Zoom
  • How can you register as a speaker? Fill out this registration form until 30 March 2021
  • Are there prizes for the winners? Yes, of course. And glory!

We hope to get speakers from all sections, so register and represent your institute! For all others, save the date and support your representing speaker. Winners will be voted by the audience.

The 5th General Assembly of the Leibniz PhD Network took place online during a pandemic!

This years General Assembly was for the first time online

On the first day, the event was opened by the former Leibniz PhD Network Spokespersons Anja Jahn and Jacob Gorenflos. After welcoming all participants, they introduced the Network’s structure, the Steering Committee, and shortly summarized the achievements of the Working Groups in the last year.

As the ongoing crisis prevented a face-to-face event, our 5th Leibniz PhD Network General Assembly (GA) 2020 took place online from 1st to 2nd October 2020. This however opened also for the first time the possibility to invite all doctoral researchers of the Leibniz Association: Around 168 doctoral researchers from 57 Leibniz institutes and museums met to exchange experiences, to network, and the representatives voted for a  new steering group.

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“Who to contact in case of conflict?” – A short guide for all doctoral researchers

Conflicts? Pretty sure – we have all been there. If you are working on your PhD, apart from your research, solving conflicts becomes one of your core strengths sooner than you know.
Most of them are our daily business, from conflicting meeting schedules, to talking past each other or trying to ascertain extra information.
Some other conflicts might be more intricate, completely unfamiliar to you or consume a lot more of your attention. These issues could concern your working contract, a disagreement with your supervisor or situations that made you feel uncomfortabel, unsafe or discriminated. Dealing with these kind of conflicts is often stressful or can be hard to cope with.

The good news is that you are not alone! There are trustworthy and experienced people who can support you. In this guide the WG Prevention of Power Abuse created an overview of whom to contact at your Leibniz institute and beyond if you could use support in a pending conflict or for information on how to prevent it.

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