Curriculum 2018

02. - 03.03. I CRC-retreat in Nimbschen
16.05. - 17.05. IRTG module: GALAXY platform
07.05.- 28.06. IRTG module: Anatomy course
30.05. 1. Doc´s breakfast
14.06.-15.06. IRTG module: Principles of clinical studies
22.06. Long night of science
20.08. - 21.08. IRTG skilling course:  Scientific writing
18.09./10.10./17.10. IRTG module: Proteinexpression-, purification und characterisation
08. - 09.10. Gender equality symposium (cooperation with MPI-EVA)
29. - 30.10. IRTG module: Therapeutic targeting obesity
05. - 07.11. Autumn school in Neudietendorf
30.11. II CRC retreat in Leipzig


Galaxy platform

 Galaxy is a web-based analysis platform, aiming to make computational biology accessible to research scientists that do not have computational programming background.

 The core values of Galaxy are:

  1. Accessibility

Users without programming experience can easily upload/retrieve date, run complex tools and workflows, and visualize data.

  1. Reproducibility

Galaxy captures information so that everyone can understand and repeat a complete computational analysis.

  1. Transparency

Users can share or publish their analyses (histories,workflows, visualizations).

 During the hand-on seminar we will learn how to use Galaxy to simplify our computational analyses task.

We will first learn the basic handling, i.e. get familiar with the GALAXY history, learn how to load data, (e.g directly from the UCSC Table Browser), how to use different tools and how to visualize our data within GALAXY.

We will then use GALAXY to do transcriptome analyses and generate a workflow to reuse our analysis strategy to repeat the analzsis for another dataset.

In addition we will learn how to share data, histories, and workflows with other CRC members.

 Terms and conditions

The seminar takes place on Wed.16.05 to Thurs.17.05 from 9.30am to 5.30pm (one hour lunch break) in room 109 at Härtelstraße 16-18.

 A laptop with internet access is needed. There is eduroam in the room. If you do not have a laptop or eduroam access, please indicate this when registering. Both can be provided.

 If you have any data, which you want to analyzes in the seminar, or special requests (for example, RNA-seq, Variant Calling, ChIP-Seq , or also metagenomics) you are welcome to contact Stephanie Kehr

Stephanie Kehr

Anatomy course
The seminar provides knowledge on the anatomy of the human organism and of the physiological and biochemical processes of life.





7. Mai 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Marco Koch

Endokrine Organe

14. Mai 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Marco Koch


23. Mai 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Marco Koch


28. Mai 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Julia Landmann


4. Juni 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Marcin Nowicki


11. Juni 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Peter Wieghofer

Lymphatische Organe I

18. Juni 2018

8:15-9:45 Uhr

Peter Wieghofer

Lymphatische Organe II




Practical Part

28. Juni 2018 13-17 Uhr

Dr. Gericke

Präparierkurs am Situs

28. Juni 2018 13-17 Uhr

Prof. Ingo Bechmann

Präparierkurs am Gehirn


Scientific writing - Dr. A. Hamker

Workshop Description
The two-day workshop Scientific Writing and Publishing covers the basics of scientific writing and publishing. Writing a successful research paper requires basic
knowhow, content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and confidence. This course will provide students with the background and skills necessary to develop and submit a clear, concise, and effective scientific manuscript. PhD students will learn how to write a scientific paper start to finish and how to deal with the publishing process. Participants should bring a laptop computer with any operating system for writing exercises. Copies of checklist, list of useful phrases, and various sample abstracts will be provided.

Day 1
9:30 – 11:00 am (90 min)
WHY DO WE WRITE – Introduction and Overview
WRITING WITH STYLE – Features of Effective Scientific Writing
Word choice, Sentences, Paragraphs, Flow of text
Writing exercises

11:00 – 11:15 am (15 min) break

11:15 – 12:45 pm (90 min)
BE PREPARED – Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Scientific Manuscript
Planing a paper: Key idea, Motivation, Collecting material, Scientific criteria, Timing
Exercise: Creating a mind map

PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER – Components of a Scientific Manuscript
Title, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions,
References (Citation) / IMRaD
Exercise: Creating an outline

12:45 – 1:30 pm (45 min) lunch break

1:30 – 3:00 pm (90 min)
TAKE THE LEAD – Powerful Titles and Compelling Abstracts
Key elements, What makes good title and abstract, Things to avoid, Tips for writing titles and

PROS and CONS – Discussion of sample abstracts
3:00 – 3:15 pm (15 min) break

3:15 – 5:00 pm (90 min + 15 min)
Exercise: Writing an abstract


Day 2
9:30 – 11:00 am (90 min)
Choosing a journal, Requirement and time frame of a submission, Submitting your paper

11:00 – 11:15 am (15 min) break

11:15 – 1:00 pm (90 min + 15 min)
Editorial processes, Peer review, Getting accepted
Exercise: Reviewing a paper


Gender equality symposium

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th October 2018, MPI-EVA, Leipzig
Goal of the symposium The push for gender equality is one of the biggest social movements occurring today. In recent years we have seen this issue spread like wildfire through every realm of public life from politics to the entertainment industry. The scientific world forms a central part of this debate. We want to bring an open discussion about this movement and its ramifications for the scientific and academic community into our institute.



Autumn School of IRTG "Obesity Mechanisms"

Schedule CRC 1052 Autumn school November 05–07, 2018 in Neudietendorf