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News #59 // P2P Mentoring / doctoral regulations / Career Perspectives / Summer Party BCP / News & Dates / Antisemitismus / DRS WS / WS successful doctorate / Running against Cancer/ Citation Consultation / Lean Library / HGS WS / Open Science




Postdoc-2-PhD Mentoring Program //  Application Deadline extended: May 6, 12 noon


The program provides an open and supportive environment for you to accelerate your professional development. You benefit from a confidential space in which you can discuss and clarify your professional and personal goals.


Mentoring pairs consist of 1 postdoc-mentor and 1 mentee, who meet monthly over a period of six months. You will be assigned to your postdoc mentor during the matching event on May 8, 2024, 9 - 11:30 am, based on the information provided in your application (focus of interest, career trajectory, etc.).


The kick-off workshop will take place on May 21, 2024, 1 - 5 pm, participation is mandatory.


There are still places available, so the application deadline is extended until May 6, 12 noon!


More information and registration



Second amendment regulations // Amtsblatt Nr. 12/24


The second amendment to the doctoral degree regulations has been published in the “Amtsblatt der Freien Universität” Nr. 12/24 (in German language) and has therefore come into force.


In particular, those who wish to submit their dissertation in the near future are asked to consult our website for up-to-date information.



Career Perspectives with a PhD in Natural & Life Sciences //  June 13, 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.


The event in May is canceled due to the public holiday.


In June, Dr. Sven Dethlefs, a global pharmaceutical executive, who is an alumnus of the institute of Biochemistry of FU Berlin, will be our guest. He recently worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, USA.


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



The department's summer party // July 11


This year´s  department summer party will take place on July 11, 2024 on the meadow between Arnimallee 22 and Fabeckstr. 34/36.

Save the date!


Detailed information will follow in the July newsletter.



The news and dates on our website // check regularly


As this newsletter is only sent out once a month, we would like to draw your attention to our news and dates. Here you will find the latest information, including some offers at very short notice. An overview on events and offers can be found here.

It's worth checking back here regularly! 



Fachberatung für Lehrende und Beschäftigte der FU Berlin zum Umgang mit Antisemitismus und Rassismus // 8. oder 14. Mai


Nicht erst seit dem 7. Oktober 2023 kommt es im Kontext von Universitäten und Hochschulen zu antisemitischen und rassistischen Situationen im Zusammenhang mit dem Nahostkonflikt. Auch für Lehrende und Beschäftigte der FU Berlin stellt sich daher die Frage, wie sie in diskriminierenden Situationen reagieren und Betroffene unterstützen können.


Hierzu gibt es mehrere Fachberatungstermine, die von der Stabsstelle Diversity und Antidiskriminierung organisiert werden. Das Angebot finden Sie hier.

Weitere Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten und Informationen der Stabsstelle: https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/diversity/index.html



Dahlem Research School (DRS) Workshops & Open Door Talk


Exchanging Experiences on Implementation Monthly, Weekly and Daily Planning During Your Doctorate.

Date: May 30, 1 pm –3:30 pm

Venue: online

Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/98977


An entry-level workshop for producing a better tomorrow with artificial intelligence.

Date: June 7, 9 am–4:30 pm

Venue: AI Campus Berlin, Max-Urich-Straße 3, 13355 Berlin

Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/96699




This event takes place in cooperation with Una Europa.

Date: May 28, 3 pm –4 pm

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

Registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/en/node/98678



Workshop "Toolkit for a successful doctorate" // June 6 & 7, 9am -5pm


Preparing you for the doctorate—on a mental and practical level—is the aim of this workshop. Treating different aspects of planning and motivation, it is designed to provide you with a great start into your doctorate and equip you with a toolkit for a successful process onwards.


Format: In-person in Berlin (Mitte)

Trainer: Dr. Mechthild von Vacano

Target Group: doctoral candidates in their first year

More information and registration link can be found here: https://fakultaeten.hu-berlin.de/en/lewi-en/scientific/gradcentre/during/ws/2024/toolkit



Running Against Cancer // May 26, 2024


The Berlin School of Integrative Oncology (BSIO) again invites all running enthusiasts and supporters from young to old to run and cheer for the good cause on May 26, 2024.


So get your running shoes out and lace up for the following running categories:

  • Walking (3 km)
  • Kids run (1 km)
  • 5 km & 10 km run


The proceeds will be used to fund an exciting cancer research project. You can find out more about the research project and the researchers on site.

  • Registration HERE.


For more information, please see the attached flyer and our homepage https://www.bsio-cancerschool.de/ .



Open online citation consultation // Mondays, 4-5 pm


Armin Glatzmeier from the university library offers open online consultation hours on all themes relating citations. Check the website for more information.



Lean Library now available at Freie Universität Berlin


Lean Library is a free, privacy-compliant browser plugin. Once installed, it directs you to digital content available through the University Library or to open-access texts, no matter where you search – Google, Google Scholar, Wikipedia, JSTOR, Amazon, etc.

For example, if you search for articles on Google, Lean Library will provide a link to a full-text version available for Freie Universität members. Information about the availability of physical copies also shows up in this case. If the text you are looking for is not available through the University Library, Lean Library indicates an open-access version if there is one.


Find more information here.



Humboldt Graduate School (HGS) workshops


Preparing for the Disputation - last minute places available

Open to Doctoral Candidates within Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Matteo Garavoglia

Date: 06.05.2024; 09:00–18:00 + 07.05.2024; 9:00–16:00

Target Group: Candidates in last year of doctorate

Format: In-Person Workshop at Humboldt Graduate School

Language: English

The participation is free of charge


Managing your Doctoral Project

Open to Doctoral Candidates within Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Dr. Alexander Egeling

Dates: 22.05. and 29.05.2024; 9:00–16:00

Target Group: Candidates in all years of doctorate

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge


Good Scientific Practice (Natural & Life Science)

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Peter Schröder  

Date: 27.05.2024; 10:00–17:00

Target Group: Candidates in all years of doctorate

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge


Secrets of impactful Poster Design & Presentation

Open to all Doctoral Candidates within Berlin University Alliance

Trainer: Mark Edwards

Date: 27.-28.05.2024 + 04.06.2024; 9:00–12:00

Target Group: Candidates in all years of doctorate

Format: Online-Workshop via Zoom

Language: English

Participation is free of charge



BUA Call for Open Science Ambassadors // Deadline: June 3


The Berlin University Alliance is looking for motivated Open Science enthusiasts who want to help their colleagues to implement Open Science practices into their research routine and to organize events with speakers that inspire on that topic. Open Science Ambassadors can participate in networking events and trainings, will receive funding of 4000€ for the organization of own events (per faculty for one year) and are formally acknowledged and visible at the faculty as an expert for Open Science.


Information event: May 17, 2024 

Application deadline: June 3, 2024


Further information: The Berlin University Alliance is looking for motivated Open Science Ambassadors! • Berlin University Alliance (berlin-university-alliance.de).