RTG 2737 – STRESSistance

Training

The idea of STRESSistance is to exploit modern and ground-breaking research projects as the training ground for the graduate students. We offer an attractive, tailored training program for our PhD students, that will qualify them for leading positions in academia, research institutes and industry. The main element is the research performed in the individual groups (“learning-on-the-job”). In addition, all students will present their results in lab meetings, in assemblies of the whole RTG, and in PhD-only meetings that are self-organized by the trainees. Our training program consists of a number of different elements which are outlined below (coming soon).

Welcome & warm up

Each cohort of PhD students (i.e. every three years) will start with a Welcome & warm-up meeting at which our PIs introduce their research areas as well as rules for good scientific practice (GSP) and lab result documentation followed by short half-a-day lab rotations.

Our first welcome & warm session started in January 2022 with an introduction event and a GSP seminar and was closed with Pizza-lunch after the lab-rotation week in February 2022.

Methods workshops

Our PhD students participate in Methods workshops (for example R programming, statistics, microscopy, imaging, proteomics, metabolite quantification, transport studies etc.), and a variety of soft skill courses. Most of these are specifically offered for RTG students but some are also from the general ‘TU Nachwuchsring’ initiative of the university that is open for all PhD students and postdocs on campus. The students have to take at least two methods workshops or soft skill courses per year.

Trainee-only meetings

Every year our PhD students plan and organize a meeting by  themselves. They might invite guests (e.g. PhD students from other RTGs, external scientists or mentors from industry) and integrate workshops on scientific topics or/and complementray skills. This team-building instrument will encourage our students to take over responsibility for their own program.

Welcome & Warm up

Each cohort of PhD students (i.e. every three years) will start with a Welcome & warm-up meeting at which PIs introduce their research areas as well as rules for good scientific practice and lab result documentation followed by short half-a-day lab rotations.

Theory & Practice Seminars

Our ‘Theory & Practice’ seminars are providing background to scientific, technical and career-related aspects. These monthly seminars are given by STRESSistance PIs and by external teachers. Also, alumni will be invited regularly as speakers.

Methods workshops

We offer methods workshops (e.g. R programming, imaging, proteomics, metabolite quantification, transport studies etc.), and a variety of soft skill courses to our PHd students. Our students have to take at least two methods workshops or soft skill courses per year.

Trainee-only meetings

Every year there will be a trainee-only meeting where our PhD students meet. They plan and organize their meetings themselves and might invite guests (e.g. PhD students from other RTGs, external scientists or mentors from industry). This team-building instrument will encourage our students to take over responsibility for their own program.

RTG meeting

Once per year, all STRESSistance members, PIs and PhD students as well as invited scientists meet outside the university location for several days. Here, our students have the opportunity to report on the progress of their projects and to discuss latest results with the whole team.

Welcome & Warm up

Each cohort of PhD students (i.e. every three years) will start with a Welcome & warm-up meeting at which PIs introduce their research areas as well as rules for good scientific practice and lab result documentation followed by short half-a-day lab rotations.

Theory & Practice Seminars

Our ‘Theory & Practice’ seminars will provide background to scientific, technical and career-related aspects. These monthly seminars will be given by STRESSistance PIs and by external teachers. Also, alumni will be invited regularly as speakers.

Methods workshops

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Trainee-only meetings

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Welcome & Warm up

Each cohort of PhD students (i.e. every three years) will start with a Welcome & warm-up meeting at which PIs introduce their research areas as well as rules for good scientific practice and lab result documentation followed by short half-a-day lab rotations.

Theory & Practice Seminars

Our ‘Theory & Practice’ seminars will provide background to scientific, technical and career-related aspects. These monthly seminars will be given by STRESSistance PIs and by external teachers. Also, alumni will be invited regularly as speakers.

Methods workshops

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Trainee-only meetings

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