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News 07&08/24 // Originals / SummerParty BCP / Career Perspectives / IntroR / D SemTicket / Mental Health / DRS WS / HGS WS / ACEM / DRIVERS / EMBL / UNA Impact Competition

Jul 03, 2024


Informationen aus dem Promotionsbüro zur Vorlage der Originaldokumente


Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Dissertationseinreichung erst erfolgen kann, wenn Sie alle Auflagen im Rahmen Ihrer Zulassung erfüllt haben (z.B. die Vorlage der Original-Dokumente im Rahmen der Promotionsanmeldung). Die Auflagen entnehmen Sie bitte Ihrem Zulassungsbescheid. Die Originale müssen innerhalb der Regelbearbeitungszeit im Promotionsbüro vorgelegt werden. Bei den Originalen handelt es sich um Ihre Zeugnisse und Urkunden, die Sie bei der Zulassung digital eingereicht hatten (Master, Diplom, Staatsexamen, Bachelor, äquivalente Abschlüsse) und der/die Sprachnachweis/e wie beispielsweise Ihr Abiturzeugnis oder TOEFL, IELTS,…


Information from the doctoral office on presenting original documents


Please note that the dissertation can only be submitted once you have fulfilled all the conditions of your admission (e.g. presentation of the original documents as part of the admission application). Please refer to your admission notification for the conditions. The originals must be presented within the standard time to completion or at the latest before submission of the dissertation. The originals are your certificates, ToR and other documents that you submitted digitally upon admission (Master's, Diplom, Staatsexamen, Bachelor's, equivalent degrees) and the language certificate(s) such as your Abitur certificate or TOEFL, IELTS,...



The department's summer party // July 11, 3:30pm


Employees and students of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy are cordially invited to the summer party with the award ceremony for the teaching awards and a short lecture from our newly appointed professor Nina Huittinen.

The detailed program and more information can be found here.


Looking forward to meeting you!



Career Perspectives with a PhD in Natural & Life Sciences //  July 11, 5 – 6 pm


Looking for career options after your doctorate? And not sure what is “out there”? With the series "Career Perspectives with a PhD in Natural and Life Sciences", we would like to offer an opportunity for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics. You will meet former PhD candidates who will share with you their experiences including ups and downs looking for a job. PhD holders from academia, industry, science communication, politics, public and health sectors, education and more will show you the broad range of potential careers after a doctorate and give you inspiration for future career choices. We will have plenty of time after each talk for questions, discussion and networking.


Magdalena Matyjek, Ph.D., a psychologist graduated at Humboldt University Berlin will be our guest.


All information and the meeting link can be found on this website.


Please note that we have no talk in August due to our summer break. The next talk will take place in September.



Online Workshop “Introduction to data analysis with R” // Oct 7 – 8 + 14 – 15


Course offer by the Graduate Center: This workshop offers an introduction to data analysis with R.

The workshop's main goal is to equip you with essential R skills for analyzing your own research data, covering data processing and visualization.


Who is the course for? Doctoral researchers registered at the BCP department, Postdoctoral researchers at the BCP department

When?                             7 October, 8 October, 14 October, 15 October, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm

Where?                            Webex Online Course (Please note that a video camera and a microphone are necessary for this course.)

Registration:                   Will follow in the next newsletter in September. For now, save the date!



Germany Semester Ticket included for enrolled doctoral candidates // winter semester 24/25


The Deutschlandsemesterticket / Germany semester ticket is included for enrolled doctoral candidates as of winter semester 2024/25. Find out about the fees for re-registrations/new enrollments here: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/studieren/rueckmeldung/gebuehren/index.html

Exemptions from the semesterticket: https://astafu.de/en/semesterticket



Mental Health Awareness Weeks // July 2 – 12


At the beginning of July, the support.points offer a series of events during FU Berlin´s Mental Health Awareness Weeks.

In a relaxed atmosphere, we want to talk about topics such as rumination, how to find psychotherapy in Berlin, as well as time management during your studies, impostor syndrome or our emotions and thoughts regarding the climate crisis.

For more information on the events, please check our website: https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/mentalwellbeing/Veranstaltungen/index.html.

No registration necessary. The events are open to (PhD) students of all departments.

The events are held in either German or English (English-language events are marked with "eng.", German-language events with “dt.”).

A flyer with the program is attached to this newsletter.



Dahlem Research School (DRS) Workshops & Open Door Talks


SELF-CARE DURING YOUR DOCTORATE by Mental Wellbeing of Freie Universität Berlin  – new offer

This event takes place in cooperation with the colleagues of the FU support.points and is part of the "Mental Health Awareness Weeks" at Freie Universität Berlin.

Date: July 5, 10.15 am – 11.45 pm

Venue: Dahlem Research School, Hittorffstr. 16, 14195 Berlin

Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/99090



Date: July 10, 2 – 4 pm

Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/98679


WRITING WEEK 2024 – 3(online) - 3 places available

Date: September 16-20
Venue: online
Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/92205



Humboldt Graduate School (HGS) workshops


July 2024


Research Integrity

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Katarzyna Biernacka  

Date: 04.07.2024; 09:00–15:00

Target Group: Candidates in all years of doctorate

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English


Karriere in der Wissenschaft

Offen für alle Promovierenden der Berlin University Alliance

Trainerin: Dr. Eva Reichmann

Datum: 09.07.2024; 9:00–14:00

Zielgruppe: Promovierende in allen Phasen der Promotion

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Sprache: Deutsch


Crisis Management – Resilience and Inner Stability During my Doctorate

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Svenja Neupert

Date: 10.-11.07.2024 & 10.09.2024; 9:00–13:00

Target Group: Candidates in all years of doctorate

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English


August 2024


Breakout Session Time Management

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Sina Saladin

Date: 07/08/2024, 09:00−12:00

Target Group: Doctoral candidates at all stages

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge


Breakout Session Agile Projectmanagement

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within the Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Alexander Egeling

Date: 23/08/2024, 9:30−12:30

Target Group: Doctoral candidates at all stages

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge



Electron microscopy research infrastructure across all BUA institutions // July 16


Information event: 16 July 2024

The Alliance Center Electron Microscopy (ACEM) offers scientists from the BUA partners access to electron microscopy research infrastructure across all institutions. A new website provides information on all of the Center's activities. On July 16, 2024, scientists can find out about the ACEM's services for the first time in a new series of events.

More information: Alliance Center Electron Microscopy



Online Journal Club for Diversity and Responsible Research and Innovation (DRIVERS) // Sep 2

The Journal Club (JC) Diversity and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) - DRIVERS - offers a forum for exchange on topics of diversity, equality and inclusion in science and academia and is a continuation of the previous JC Diversity. In the context of a monthly meeting, relevant literature on RRI and diversity is critically discussed. The JC is intended to pay particular attention to the role of research assessment and its reforms. The aim is to provide participants with a sound knowledge of RRI and diversity by engaging with relevant evidence and concepts.
The Journal Club takes place online on the first Monday of every month at 11 am (CET). Participation is possible on a regular basis, but also occasionally. We recommend that participants read the paper in advance. You will get more out of the journal club, if you have read each paper.
Further information, dates and the login link can be found here: https://www.bihealth.org/de/translation/innovationstreiber/quest-center/events/kurs/journal-club-for-diversity-and-responsible-research-and-innovation-drivers


The next DRIVERS meeting will take place on Monday, September 2, 2024.



26th EMBL PhD Symposium // Dec 4 – 6 // Early Bird Registration until Aug 10!


You are invited to participate in the 26th EMBL PhD Symposium, which will take place virtually and in-person in Heidelberg on 04-06 December 2024.

There are reduced costs of early-bird registration until 10 August 2024.

This year, the symposium centres on the theme "Biology Outside The Box". For more information about the EMBL PhD Symposium, please refer to the conference webpage here. If the link does not work, please google “phdsymposium.embl-community.io/main/” for the webpage. Please also see the attached flyer.

To promote interactions during the symposium, the organizers encourage PhD students to participate with a poster. Abstracts can be submitted until September 11th, 2024.


Una Europa PhD Impact Competition // Deadline: Sep 15


The Una Europa PhD Impact Award aims to recognise and celebrate the impact, and potential impact, of research and researchers across the alliance. We invite doctoral researchers to reflect on their research practice, to consider how it impacts on society and contributes to the world.

Researchers are invited to complete a short PhD Impact Award case study template aimed at a non-scientific, non-technical audience. The case study should outline the impact or potential impact of the research e.g. on society, the economy, the environment, health, education, technology, culture or policy.

The winners of the award will have the opportunity to participate in a storytelling workshop (online) and be invited to the Una Europa Gathering in Bologna, Italy (27–29 November 2024) to showcase their research to the Una Europa community and meet with other researchers from the field of Future Materials. Travel and accommodation support will be provided to go to Bologna.

Application deadline: 15. September 2024


More information: https://www.una-europa.eu/opportunities/una-europa-phd-impact-competition