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PhD-Program of the Institute of Pathology

 

Participation in the PhD-Program is mandatory for every student who wants to obtain the doctoral degree from the faculty of Biosciences. The aim of the program is to improve the student's knowledge and experience beyond the scope of the own scientific project. The program is adjusted to a doctoral thesis work of about three years.

 

Some formal requirements have to be fulfilled by the PhD-student and will be confirmed on the 'Certification sheet'. This will be handed out upon enrolment the PhD-program of the Institute of Pathology.

 

 

 

  • Each doctoral student has an assigned project supervisor who is also the direct contact person (project leader).

  • In the first 2 months of his/her thesis work the student has to select two reviewers of the thesis. The reviewers agree by signature (first and second advisor).

  • Within the first 6 months the student presents the project proposal to the project leader and the first advisor. Both scientists confirm the receipt of the proposal by signature.

  • About 1.5 and 2.5 years after the start of the thesis work, the project leader and the first advisor will meet with the PhD-student and will discuss his/her progress.

 

 

Block A: Mandatory Elements

 

1) Journal Club: Regular participation in the weekly 'Journal Club' of the department and including scheduled presentation of scientific publications. Participation will be confirmed by signature of the organizer every semester.

2) Work in Progress Research Seminar: Regular participation in the weekly 'Work in Progress Research Seminar' of the department and including scheduled presentation of his/her own experimental data. Participation will be confirmed by signature of the organizer every semester.

3) Participation in Congress: Participation as a presenting author of a poster or oral presentation in a national or international scientific meeting. Confirmation by a copy of the abstract book or signature of the project leader.

 

 

Block B: Elective elements (2 per semester)

 

1) Scientific seminar series: Regular participation in a seminar series with invited external guests. Participation will be confirmed by signature of the organizer every semester.

2) Practical course: Participation in a practical course as offered in the Institute of Pathology or in laboratories outside of the institute. Participation will be confirmed by signature of the organizer.

3) Scientific retreat: Participation in a retreat with presentation of the work of the PhD-thesis by the student. Participation will be confirmed by signature of the organizer.

4) Publication: One accepted publication as a first author (shared first authorship will also be accepted) in a peer-reviewed international scientific journal which is related to the thesis.

 

Fulfilment of the criteria will be checked by the program director (Dr. Kai Breuhahn) prior to application for thesis defence in the faculty of Biosciences.

 

 

Central registration in the Institute of Pathology:

Dr. Kai Breuhahn

University of Heidelberg

Institute of Pathology

Im Neuenheimer Feld 220/221

Room 318

phone: +49-6221-2675

fax: +49-6221-5251

mail: Kai.Breuhahn@med.uni-heidelberg.de

 

 

Current events Block A (mandatory elements):

 

1. Molekularpathologisches und immunpathologisches Seminar für Doktoranden I

(Journal Club):
Every Thursday at 8.15 a.m (in rotation with ‘Work in Progress Seminar’)
For participation please contact Dr. K. Breuhahn

 

2. Molekularpathologisches und immunpathologisches Seminar für Doktoranden II

(Work in Progress Research Seminar):
Every Thursday at 8.15 a.m (in rotation with ‘Journal Club’)
For participation please contact Dr. K. Breuhahn

 

 

Current events Block B (elective elements):

 

1. Scientific seminar series:

Wissenschaftliches Seminar des Pathologischen Institut

Seminar program:

The next seminar program is available now: Scientific Seminar

For participation please contact Dr. K. Breuhahn

 

2. Practical course:

Electron microscopy - backgrounds and application in cell biology and diagnostics

 

Lecturer: Dr. Beate Straub

 

Date: 18. or 19. of November 2010 (the date will be fixed soon)

The following points will be discussed and presented in the one-day workshop: historical and physical background, utilization of electron microscopy in the fields of cell biology and diagnostics, possibilities and limitations of this technique. In addition, Dr. Straub will hands-on demonstrate how to use an electron microscope.
In case you feel that this technique might also be beneficial for your specific project, practical instructions will be possible after the workshop.
Max. number of participants: 8

Application: e-mail to kai.breuhahn@med.uni-heidelberg.de (deadline: 31. of October 2010) 


 
3. Technical Platform Discussion
Starting 2010, a new workshop was established at the Institute of Pathology.
Aim of this workshop is to present and discuss highly relevant techniques in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition, novel techniques, their applications and important scientific findings will be presented by different scientists. In a separate segment, scientists can discuss methodical problems or can come in contact with other groups for further collaborations.
PhD-students are encouraged to participate in this workshop!
 
Further information:
• Organization:  

Dr. M. Renner (Marcus.Renner@med.uni-heidelberg.de), 
Dr. M. Malz (Mona.Malz@med.uni-heidelberg.de)


• It is intended to arrange three to four platform discussions per year.
• Dates and contents for the first series of platform discussions will be announced soon.
• Attendance will be accepted as an elective element of the PHD program!

 

Former talks:
• Epigenomics (Olaf Neumann, 15. April 2010)
• Detection of protein/protein interactions (Dr. Stefan Pusch, 17. June 2010)
 

 

For any further question, please contact the head of the Doctoral Program Office at the Institute of Pathology:   PD Dr. Kai Breuhahn (kai.breuhahn@med.uni-heidelberg.de)

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