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News #6 // Workshops / Good to know ...! / BSIO Young Scientist Symposium / Falling Walls Lab



Statistics courses: R – Fundamentals // 30 September - 1 October 2019 

Who is the course for? Doctoral researchers registered at the BCP department with interest in the statistics programme R

When? Monday & Tuesday, 30 September – 1 October 2019, 9 am – 5 pm

Where? PC-Pool 1 (at Department of Business and Economics, Freie Universitaet Berlin)Garystr. 21, 14195 Berlin

Course language: English

Registration: If you would like to attend the course, please register with your affiliation (working group, institute, etc.) via graduate-center@bcp.fu-berlin.de by 6 September 2019. The registration is binding. Participation in the course is free of charge for all registered doctoral candidates at the BCP department. Please note the number of participants is limited. 


Nanocourse Compact Data Science // 2-3 September 2019 

As part of the IMPRS for Biology And Computation at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics we are offering a new course format: Nanocourses. These will take 2-3 days and teach a certain research aspect represented in one or more of the IMPRS-BAC groups. They will all involve lectures or talks with the aim of raising everyone to the same level of knowledge, followed by an interactive part, for example a lab or computer practical.We have a few spaces left in the second course for interested doctoral students:

Nanocourse: Compact Data Structures (Knut Reinert) - 2nd-3rd of September, 2019

For more info and registration go here.


Good to know … ! News & Information from the Doctorate Office at BCP 

(English version below) 

Wussten Sie schon, dass die Kommission für die Verteidigung durch den Promotionsausschuss festgesetzt wird? Es können zwar von dem/der Betreuer*in Vorschläge für die Zusammensetzung eingereicht werden, als Promovend*in hat man jedoch kein Mitspracherecht. 


Did you know that the commission for thesis defense will be appointed by the doctoral board? It is true that proposals for members of the committee may be submitted by the supervisor. As a doctoral candidate, however, you do not have the opportunity to participate in the composition of the committee. 


4th Berlin School of Oncology (BSIO) Young Scientist Symposium // 11 October 2019 

Dear doctoral students and Post-Docs, 

Are you tired of showing only the best 10% of your work in short presentations for a panel of well-established intimidating PIs? Would you like to take the chance to talk honestly about your project with all its pitfalls and unexpected turns in front of an audience of your peers?On Friday 11th October 2019, we are organizing the 4th Berlin School of Oncology (BSIO) young scientist symposium “Future visions in cancer research”.It’s going to be a day of interesting presentations given by young scientists for young scientists. We are looking for PhDs and young Post-Docs presenting their projects, no matter whether you just started or are currently trying to wrap up the last experiments. The best three presentations will be awarded with a price.In case you do not want to present, feel free to register and share your experiences with others during the evening discussion with pizza and beer.  As an additional treat, we will have an afternoon career session with scientists who have chosen a job outside of academia after finishing their PhD. This will help you getting ideas what opportunities are out there for you.

For more information and registration for a talk or as an attendee, please visit:


Registration is open until 22.09.2019. 

Best,Kaja, Rosario, Laura and Alireza 


Falling Walls Lab // Deadline: 2 September 2019 

Young scientists (Bachelor/Master/PhD) can present their "research projects, ideas and initiatives with social relevance" at the Falling Walls Lab in Adlershof, the winners take part in the main competition during the Falling Walls Conference in November. The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in 3 minutes each. Further information and selection criteria can be found here