Besides lab rounds and journal clubs organized by the institution where the graduates conduct their thesis projects, the Graduiertenkolleg offers a study programme. The graduate students are invited to participate in the planning to tailor this programme to their needs.
The workshops are the central event of the Graduiertenkolleg. They will bring together all graduates and their tutors in a bimonthly rhythm to monitor the progress of the projects and continually update the common research strategies in the light of the new results.
Visiting scientist will regularly be invited to give lectures on the topics covered by the Graduiertenkolleg.
From the curriculum of the course of human biology (Humanbiologie) the graduates choose courses which offer training in those experimental techniques which they need for their projects.
Seminars on new experimental techniques
The graduates themselves organize a bimonthly seminar, in which they will introduce to their fellow students innovative techniques which they have become familiar with through their project work.
Visits to laboratories
Graduates will organize laboratory rotations to gain hands on experience on novel methods, which their fellows of the Research Training Group are employing in their projects.
The aim of the journal club is to make all the graduates and their tutors familiar with the scientific background of the broad range of projects in the Graduiertenkolleg. It will take place twice a year in a small pitturesque conference venue located close to the shore of the Baltic Sea.
Besides the scientific education at the graduate school the study programme does also focus on techniques and skills that alleviate and accelerate the progress of the dissertation. Therefore, seminars on poster presentation, rhetoric skills, scientific writing etc. are offerd to graduates.
National and international scientific conferences
The graduates will be encouraged to present and discuss their results at scientific meetings.