ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

 

The BIGS schedule 2020 and information about the Promotion Plus (Doctorate Plus) are here! You can find them by clicking on the corresponding icon.

We will keep them updated, so come back later and make sure not to miss anything!

If you are interested in participating, please register here: eTraining
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact alexandra.kraemer(at)uni-bonn.de

 

 

 

ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

 

Information about the PostDoc Plus Program of the University of Bonn you can find here.

You can find the updated program by clicking on the icon.

 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact alexandra.kraemer(at)uni-bonn.de

 

 

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Read more about Cluster activities, international meetings and Cluster scientists from our young investigators' point of view in the

ImmunoSensation Blog

 

 

ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

NEW online registration tool!

We are pleased to introduce our new online registration tool eTraining! No more "please register by email" announcements.

You can now register for all workshops and seminars here: eTraining

Please write an email to alexandra.kraemer@uni-bonn.de to receive your login credentials.

Best wishes,
Catherine

 

 

ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

The second round of the ImmunoSensation Travel Grants and Fellowships for online courses 2020 is open:

Travel grant 1: Technical Exchange (IITB members only) download
Travel grant 2: Meetings and Seminars (IITB members only) download
Travel grant 3: Blog Support download

ImmunoSensation Fellowship for online courses download

Next deadline: August 23, 2020!

 

Required documents: Letter of Motivation, Letter of Recommendation from your PI, Abstract and the completed application form

 

 

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Who can apply? Postdoctoral researchers who work in a group of an ImmunoSensation2 member and do not yet lead an independent research group.

What do we fund? Up to 10,000 Euro for your own innovative ideas, including, but not limited to new research topics, joint projects between different groups (at least one Cluster group); interdiciplinary projects, international collaborations or establishments of new networks.

Further information about the terms and the application process you can be found on the application form.

Deadline is June 15, 2020.

 

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We are pleased to announce that researchers have the chance to apply for 

ImmunoSensation Fellowships for Online Courses

Eligible for a grant for financial support are PhD students, postdoctoral researchers or junior group leaders who are working in a group of a Cluster member.

For application, please send an email including the completely filled registration form , a letter of motivation and a description of the course to

applications-immunosensation@ticket.uni-bonn.de until May 15, 2020.

 

 

ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

ImmunoSensation Fellowships for the 12th DGfI Autumn School 2020

Date: October 04 - 09, 2020

Place: Merseburg

Further information you can find here

To apply, please send your application to applications-immunosensation(at)ticket.uni-bonn.de 

Required documents: application form, letter of motivation, abstract

Application deadline: June 22, 2020

 

ImmunoSensation Fellowships for the Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in the MINT Area (ISINA) 2020

Date: March 30 to 31, 2020

Place: Chemnitz, Germany

Further information you can find here

To apply, please send your application to applications-immunosensation(at)ticket.uni-bonn.de

Application deadline: March 13, 2020

Required documents: application form, CV, letter of motivation

 

ImmunoSensation Fellowships for the 9th DGfI Translational Immunology School 2020

Date: March 19 - 21, 2020

Place: Potsdam

Further information you can find here

To apply, please send your application to applications-immunosensation(at)ticket.uni-bonn.de 

Required documents: application form, letter of motivation, abstract

Application deadline: January 09, 2020

 

 

Travel Grant for I, Scientist in Berlin 2019

Date: September 20 and 21, 2019

Place: TU Berlin

I, Scientist is a conference aimed at people in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science (life sciences: 28%).

The conference

  • Introduces careers that exist in academia and beyond
  • Addresses the gender-based marginalizations and barriers many people encounter in natural sciences
  • Provides a variety of networking opportunities

Further information you can find here

The fellowship covers registration fee, travel costs and accomodation.

For application, please send an email including the completely filled registration form (attached), CV and a letter of motivation  to

applications-immunosensation(at)ticket.uni-bonn.de until August 05, 2019

 

 

ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

November 03, 2020

Workshop: Good Scientific Practice (Dr. Peter Schröder)

Date and Time: November 03, 2020 from 9 am to 6 pm

Place: tba

  • The workshop is based on the DFG recommendations on Good Scientific Practice and local guidelines
  • The workshop will pick up existing problems and work on solutions

Please register in eTraining

 

September 11, 2020

Public Outreach for Scientists (Elisabeth Jurack)

Date and Time: September 11, 2020, from 9 am to 1 pm

Place: Seminar room 10, Lecture building (Lehrgebäude, Gebäude 10), University Hospital Bonn

In this seminar you will learn about ways science can be presented to the public and how you - as a scientist - can promote your own scientific findings.

Please register in eTraining

 

August 18 - 20, 2020

Cluster Workshop: Improve your visibility- Career planning & Networking!

Including Photo shooting

Date and Time: August 18 - 20, 9 am to 4 pm

Place: online via zoom (online workshop) and lecture hall (Lehrgebäude, building 10; Photo shooting)

Plan your career, build networks and increase your visibility!

Further information you can find here

For application, please send an email including the completely filled registration form , a letter of motivation and your CV to

applications-immunosensation@ticket.uni-bonn.de until July 10, 2020.

 

August 05 & 06, 2020

BIGS Workshop: Scientific Writing (Meghan Campbell)

Date and Time: August 05 & 06, 2020, 9 am to 5 pm

Place: online via zoom

Main goal: How to write a good manuscript and publish it successfully

Topics will be:

  • How to start the writing process
  • Making clear and effective figure
  • Most important englisch grammar for scientists
  • Brief introduction to publishing ethics

In addition, we will cover in depth how best to navigate the peer-review process, and you will get tips from inside the editorial office on gettin your paper accepted. Finally, we will discuss the importance of promoting your published article and how to do this effectively.

Please register in eTraining

  

June 25, 2020

Cluster Postdoc Event: Lunch Seminar

Date and Time: June 25, 2020, 12 pm

Place: online via zoom

Vera Beckert will speak to us about the steps to consider while planning animal experiments, tips, Do/Don’ts, as well as how the Haus für Experimentelle Therapie (HET) can help scientists to plan/execute animal experimentations. The seminar will be a 1h event where time will be kept for open discussions around the topic. 

To participate, please register until June 23rd here

Only registered members will receive the login details.

 

May 29, 2020

First Cluster Postdoc Event: Lunch Seminar

Date and Time: May 29, 2020, 12 pm

Place: online via zoom

The seminar will be presented by Anette Christ and Elisabeth Jurack who will speak to us about how they transitioned or are transitioning from the bench to their new work focusing on public outreach, what they learned, and how they manage their every-day work from keeping up with science to communicating it to the public and political leaders.

If you are a Cluster Postdoc and want to participate, please register here until May 25th, 2020.

Only registered members will receive the login details.

 

May 19 & May 20, 2020

Image Analysis with ImageJ

Date and Time: May 19 and May 20, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm

Place: online via zoom

The two-day introductory workshop teaches the basics of digital image processing and analysis for biological/biomedical studies. The goal of the workshop is that participants acquire basic knowledge and technique for measuring using image data.

 Further information you can find here

Please register in eTraining

 

May 08, 2020

Basic Principles of Microscopy

Date and Time: May 08, 2020, from 9am to 4 pm

Place: online via zoom

Topics of the course:

1.Introduction to the Microscopy Core Facility

2. Principles of Light Microscopy

  • Properties of ligth
  • Optical Elements of Microscopes
  • Imaging with Microscopes
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Advanced Microscopy Techniques (FLIM and FCS)

3. Quantitative Image Analysis

Please register in eTraining

    April 22 & 29, May 07 & 27 2020

    Workshop: Hands-on Introduction to R (Core facility Bioinformatics)

    Date and time: April 22 &29, May 07 & 27,2020, from 10 am to 3 pm

    Place: online workshop

    During 4 lectures of 4 hours each you take your first steps with R. You will get to know the basic data types in R. The second, third and fourth day will be used to make simple analysis in groups of two. Andreas Buness and Dr. Farhad Shakeri will give the lecture.

    Please register in eTraining

     

     

    March 18 and 19, 2020

    Managing your PhD (Katja Wolter)

    Date and Time: March 18 and 19, 2020 from 9 am to 5 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, Dermatologie (building 11), University Hospital Bonn

    Content:

    • Applying basic theory of project management to individual doctoral project
    • Time Management and Self Management
    • Strategic communication with stakeholders

    Further information you can find here

    Please register in eTraining 

     

    February 06 and 07, 2020

    Getting Published and Mastering Peer Review (Brian Cusack, Science Craft)

    For Postdocs and advanced PhD students

    Date and Time: February 06 and 07, 2020 

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, Dermatologie (building 11), University Hospital Bonn

    Further information you can find here

    Peer Review is the foundation of the scientific method, providing quality control for published research findings. Yet more than 95% of researchers receive no training in this essential skill, forcing them to learn, by trial and error, how to engage in peer review as authors and reviewers. Science Craft’s newest workshop is unique in filling this important skills-gap.

    For registration, please write an email to alexandra.kraemer(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    January 22 and 23, 2020

    Surgical techniques in animal research (Prof. Sven Wehner)

    Date and Time: January 22 and 23, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm

    Place: Department of Surgery, University Hospital Bonn

    Please register in eTraining

     

     

    October 25, 2019

    Public Outreach for Scientists (Elisabeth Jurack)

    Date and Time: October 25, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm

    Place: Seminar room 6, Lehrgebäude (building 10), Venusberg-Campus 1

    In this seminar you will learn about ways science can be presented to the public and how you - as a scientist - can promote your own scientific findings.

    Please register in eTraining

     

    September 24, 2019

    Good Scientific Practice- Protecting Scientific Integrity

    Date and Time: September 24, 2019 from 9 am- 5 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn

    The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice - Protecting Scientific Integrity” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines.
    The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn to develop appropriate solutions to difficult situations in the process of science and receive advice on how to protect their own scientific work.

    Please register in eTraining

     

    September 18, 2019

    Adobe Illustrator Workshop (advanced)

    Date and Time: September 18, 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn

    Previous participation in the Illustrator Basics course or otherwise basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required for participation in the Illustrator Advanced Course.

    Please register in eTraining

     

    September 2 and 3, 2019

    Workshop for Postdocs: Proposal Writing

    Date and Time: September, 2 & 3, 2019 from 9am to 5pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn

    Porpose: Enables Life Scientists to Write Grants and Fellowships That Get Their Research Funded

    Participants learn how to:

    • View proposal writing as a competition in a marketplace of research ideas and as an instrument for career advancement.
    • Develop and sell a research idea by matching it to the goals of the targeted funding body.
    • Convince reviewers of the relevance and importance of the research idea.
    • Develop a work plan with milestones, deliverables and contingency plans.
    • Understand reviewers’ reading behaviour.
    • Engage the reviewer to advocate on their behalf to the review panel.
    • Comply with formalities and manage timelines and deadlines.

    Further information you can find here

    For registration, please write an email to alexandra.kraemer(at)uni-bonn.de.

     

    June 19, 2019

    IITB Students' Network Meeting 2019

    You will:

    • Get to know your fellow students
    • Listen to recent scientific highlights within the ImmunoSensation Cluster
    • Get to know more about your career options and ways to foster it
    • ... and hopefully have a great time connecting with each over while enjoying BBQ in the evening

     You can find the program here

    For registration, please write an email to alexandra.kraemer@uni-bonn.de

     

     

    June 12, 2019

    Basic Microscopy (Microscopy Core Facility)

    Date and Time: June 12, 2019, from 9 am - 4 pm

    Place: Seminar room 8; Lehrgebäude (building 10)

    The topics of the workshop will be:

    1. Introduction to the Microscopy Core Facility

    2. Principles of Light Microscopy (Properties of Light, Optical Elements of Microscopes, Imaging with Microscopes, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy)

    3. Quantitative Image Analysis

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    May 09, 2019

    Seminar: Digitalization and Sustainable R&D, Science and Management (Andriy Kubarenko)

    Date and time: May 09, 2019 from 9 am - 10 am

    Location: Seminar room 12, Lehrgebäude (building 10), University Hospital Bonn

    The Seminar is organized by Dr. Kubarenko, the expert in digitalization in science and research. The aim of the seminar is to give an introduction into topics and areas which are covered by Dr. Kubarenko upon his interactive workshop series “Digitalization and Sustainable R&D, Science and Lab Management”, which is designed for Master and PhD students, Postdocs, scientists and technical assistants to understand how to better organize and optimize everyday institute and lab routines and to help and support them in their successful carrier development.

    Further information can be found here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    May 07 and 08, 2019

    Workshop: Editing, Processing and Analysis of Scientific Images (BioVoxxel)

    Date and Time: May 07 and 08, 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm

    Place: tba

    The workshop should give scientists a better understanding about the Do’s and Don’ts during digital image processing and insight in the methodology of extracting a multiplicity of information from their images. The participants will gain extensive knowledge about the possibilities to analyze their imaging data partially also more automatically using only one software.

    The workshop has a strong focus on microscopic images and life science applications.

    You can find a detailed workshop description here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    April 01 & 02, 2019

    Workshop: Surgical techniques in animals research (Prof. Sven Wehner)

    Date and Time: April 01 & 02, 2018 from 9 am - 4 pm

    Place: Department of Surgery, University Hospital Bonn

    Workshop is fully booked, for a place on the waiting list please register at eTraining

     

     

    February 13, 2019

    Workshop: Adobe Illustrator I (Christopher Burgholz)

    Date and Time: February 13, 2019 from 2 pm - 6 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

    In this Adobe Illustrator course, participants will learn what vector images are and how to create them using Illustrators various tools. By creating a vector image in the form of a cell diagram, they will learn how to create basic vector shapes before refining them by using colors and effects. In addition, they will learn how to use Illustrator to arrange images in multi-panel figures for publication in a scientific paper.

    Workshop is fully booked, for a place on the waiting list please register at eTraining

     

    February 05, 2019

    Digitalization and Quality Management in Academy (Andriy Kubarenko)

    Date and Time: February 05, 2019 from 09 am - 01 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Straße 25, 53127 Bonn

    What does digitalization really mean? How does it work? The aim of the workshop is to give participants answers to general questions regarding digitalization and will be introduced in different types of systems. They also have the opportunity to have hands-on experience in usage of scientific solutions and are welcome to send in advance their questions.

    For further information please check here

    Please register here: eTraining


    January 28, 2019

    Workshop:“Statistics“ (Institute for Genome Statistics and Bioinformatics)

    Date and Time: January 28, 2019 from 9 am - 4 pm

    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     The topics of the workshop will be:

    •       Advanced introduction into „Prism“
    •       Advanced introduction into „FlowJo
    •    Introduction into „R“

     Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    October 07 - 12, 2018

    10th Autumn School - Current Concepts in Immunology

    Dear IITB members,

    I am happy to announce that ImmunoSensation is cooperation partner of the DGfI Autumn School!

    IITB members can apply for a fellowship that covers the registration fee, including courses, accommodation, full board and social program.


    What?
    DGfI Autumn School „Current Concepts in Immunology“
    When? October 07 – 12, 2018
    Where? Merseburg (Sachsen-Anhalt)

    "The goals of the Autumn School "Current Concepts in Immunology (CCII)" are (1) to communicate to all participants basic and current concepts of the immune system, (2) to provide them with tools required to conduct experimental research, (3) and give them the opportunity to establish scientific networks.“ LINK

    Application deadline until June 15th.

     

     

    June 05 & 06, 2018

    Workshop: Introduction to Statistics and Graphpad Prism (statcon)

    Time: June 05 & 06, 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE (Dermatology, building 11), University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    Introduction into statistics and GraphPad Prism

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    April 09 & 10, 2018

    Postdoc Workshop: How to lead - Managing in a scientific environment (ImpulsPlus)

    Time: April 09 & 10, 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE (Dermatology, building 11), University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    The course covers knowledge on leadership in a scientific sourrounding and acquaints the participants with different leadership tools.

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    September 20 & 21, 2018

    Workshop: Scientific Writing (Dr. Brian Cusack, Science Craft)

    Time: September 20 & 21, 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE (Dermatology, building 11), University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

    This two-day workshop enables life scientists to communicate their research clearly and effectively. Through numerous writing examples and relevant exercises as well as class discussions, participants learn how to describe their work in a flowing narrative with a clear "take home message".

    You can find a detailed workshop description here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

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    March 12, 2018

    IITB Students' Network Meeting

    Time and place: Monday, March 12, 2018; Haus Venusberg, Haager Weg 28-30, 53127 Bonn

    You can find the program here

    Please register here: http://community.ukb.uni-bonn.de/conftool/ (accessible from university/UKB/caesar and DZNE networks - if you want to register from home, please use your Uni Bonn VPN)

     

    March 15 - 17, 2018

    Translational Immunology School (TIS)

    IITB members can apply for a fellowship that covers the registration fee, including courses, accommodation, full board and social program.


    What? Translational Immunology School (please find more information here: TIS)
    When? March 15 – 17, 2018
    Where? Resort Schwielowsee - Potsdam

    You can download the program here

    What do I have to do to apply for a fellowship?
    Register in eTraining and send a letter of motivation, a letter of recommendation (signed by your PI) and an abstract before January 15, 2018 to c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de.

     

     

    February 22 & 23, 2018

    Workshop: Introduction to Management (Katja Wolter)

    Time: February 22 & 23, 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm (4 pm on Friday)
    Place: Seminar room 3 (Thu) /8 (Fri), Lehrgebäude (building 10), University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    In this course you will learn the basics of the strategic management and the most important aspects of management decisions. The topics planning, strategy and organisation will be seen from different views. On the one hand you need this knowledge for establishing and running a company. On the other hand also for specific research proposals, if the call ask for the potential of commercialisation or a differentiation from the competitors.

    You can find a detailed workshop description here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    November 29 - December 01, 2017

    Workshop: Statistical Literacy (Science Craft, Dr. Rick Scavetta)

    Time: November 29 - December 01, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    The workshop consists of three sections: Collecting, Describing & In-ferring. Practical tools and the theoretical background to understandhow they work will be introduced. Mathematical equations will beused when helpful and are provided in the reference book, but theywill not be the focus of the workshop. Our goal is to enlighten viaintuitive understanding, not confuse via math.

    You can find a workshop description here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    October 13, 2017

    Workshop: Figure Making meets Welcome to the Dark Side (Dr. Peter Schröder)

    Time: October 13, 2017, 10 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    The workshop is based on the chicago manual of style and other state-of-the-art guidelines. It aims to increase the awareness on possible manipulations and to encourage problem solving. The workshop covers

    - Graphical presentation
    - Applying statistical basics
    - Intellectual property
    - Quality management in science
    - Including / excluding data
    - Commitment to self-criticism
    - Interpretation vs. manipulationof data
    - Checking and improving figures

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    October 08 - 13, 2017

    9th Autumn School - Current Concepts in Immunology

    Dear IITB members,

    I am happy to announce that ImmunoSensation is cooperation partner of the DGfI Autumn School!

    IITB members can apply for a fellowship that covers the registration fee, including courses, accommodation, full board and social program.


    What?
    DGfI Autumn School „Current Concepts in Immunology“
    When? October 08 – 13, 2017
    Where? Merseburg (Sachsen-Anhalt)

    "The goals of the Autumn School "Current Concepts in Immunology (CCII)" are (1) to communicate to all participants basic and current concepts of the immune system, (2) to provide them with tools required to conduct experimental research, (3) and give them the opportunity to establish scientific networks.“ LINK


    Application deadline is over! Congratulations to our 7 travel grant awardees!

     

     

    September 13 - 15, 2017

    Workshop: Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences (Dr. Marc Sylvester)

    Time: September 13 - 15, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nussallee 11, 53115 Bonn

     

    Aim: Basic understanding of mass spectrometry and its applications in life sciences. Training on preparation of biological samples for sensitive mass spectrometric analyses.

    Topics:
    -    Introduction to mass spectrometry principles and hardware
    -    Preparation techniques of samples for mass spectrometry
    -    Measurement of samples by MALDI-TOF and ESI-Iontrap techniques
    -    Data processing and interpretation
    -    Identification of a protein by fingerprint analysis and by peptide fragmentation
    -    Identification of multiple proteins from a complex protein mixture
    -    Identification of posttranslational modifications
    -    introduction to current topics and literature

    Requirements: Basic knowledge of protein biochemistry

    Please register here: eTraining

     

     

    August 31 - September 01, 2017

    Workshop: Presentation Skills (Science Craft, Dr. Rick Scavetta)

    Time: August 31 & September 01, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    Every scientist eventually faces the daunting task of presenting theirresearch to an audience, an intimidating prospect for even the mostexperienced researchers. Science Craft's two-dayPresentation Skillsworkshop empowers life scientists to present with confidence and tomanage their fear of public speaking. To accomplish this, the work-shop combines short practice talks with lessons in the three maintopics - body language, slide construction and story-telling.

    You can find a workshop description here

    Please register here: eTraining

     

    May 8, 2017

    Workshop: Good Scientific Practice (Dr. Peter Schröder)

    Time: May 8, 2017 from 10 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    The workshop is based on the DFG recommendations on "Good Scientific Practice". You will pick up existing problems, work on solutions and learn how to integrate good scientific practice into your daily work. Workshop topics cover

    - DFG recommendations on good scientific practice, rules & regulations and ethical considerations
    - Documentation
    - Intellectual property
    - Interpretation vs. manipulation of data

    and more…

    Please register by mail to c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

     

    April 6 & 7, 2017

    Workshop: Surgical techniques in animals research (Prof. Sven Wehner)

    Time: April 6 & 7, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Department of Surgery, University Hospital Bonn

     

    A common approach to investigate the pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches of complex diseases is the use of animal models. In this course, we will demonstrate basic and advanced surgical techniques in mice. Participants will be introduced into anesthesia andanalgesia, open abdominal surgery and different catheterization techniques. Specialized surgical techniques include intestinal transection/resection, anastomoses, sepsis models, selective intra-abdominal and cervical denervation and stimulation of peripheral nerves.

    Workshop is fully booked, for a place on the waiting list contact c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

     

    March 16 - 18, 2017

    Translational Immunology School (TIS)

    Dear IITB members,

    I am happy to announce that ImmunoSensation is now cooperation partner of the Translational Immunology School (TIS)!

    IITB members can apply for a fellowship that covers the registration fee, including courses, accommodation, full board and social program.



    What? Translational Immunology School (please find more information here TIS)
    When? March 16 – 18, 2017
    Where? Resort Schwielowsee - Potsdam

    What do I have to do to apply for a fellowship?
    Send a letter of motivation, a letter of recommendation (signed by your PI) and an abstract before January 13, 2017 to c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de.

     

     

    February 16 & 17, 2017

    Workshop: Proposal Writing (Dr. Brian Cusack and Dr. Babette Regierer, Science Craft)

    Time: February 16 & 17, 2017 from 9 am - 5 pm
    Place: Seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    This two-day workshop takes a practical approach to teaching researchers in the life sciences how to apply for third-party funding. You can find more information here: http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/proposal-writing/

    Please register until January 13, 2017
    Mail to: c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

     

    ImmunoSensation Winter School, January 3-7, 2017

    Dear Cluster members, IITB students and associated scientists,

    We proudly present our first Winter School "Immunology meets Genomics and Bioinformatics". Registration is now open and we are looking forward to your participation!

    When: 03.01. - 07.01.2017
    Where: Obergurgl, Austria
    Speakers: Please see poster
    Participants: IITB members and young postdocs; places limited to 30
    Fee: 850,- Euro*, covering accommodation and meals

    *For IITB members

    The goals of the Winter School "Immunology meets Genomics and Bioinformatics“ are:

    1. Stimulate curiosity and inspiration for the kissing points of immunology, genomics and bioinformatics
    2. Equip graduate students and young postdocs with advanced knowledge required to conduct research in these fields
    3. Provide an outstanding opportunity to establish scientific networks

    To reach these goals, the Winter School is planning to offer the following activities and events

    • Welcome address & get-together
    • Lectures by renowned experts in immunology, bioinformatics, mathematics and genomics
    • Oral student presentations
    • Poster session
    • Meet-the-expert session
    • Round-table discussions
    • Closing ceremony & dinner for all participants and lecturers

    To register, please send a letter of motivation, your CV and an abstract to c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de until October 24, 2016.

     

    December 5, 2016

    Technical Seminar: From bench to bedside (Dr. Christoph Coch)

    Time and place: December 5, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

    Please register until November 14, 2016
    Mail to: c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    November 17 & 18, 2016

    Workshop: Presentation Skills (Science Craft, Dr. Rick Scavetta)

    You can find the course description and content here: http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/presentation-skills/

    Time and place: November 17 & 18, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm; caesar
    Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn, seminar room A.OG1.3.07

    Please register until September 26, 2016
    Mail to: c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    November 7 & 8, 2016

    Cluster Science Days 2016

    We are happy to announce that the deadlines for registration and abstract submission for this year's Cluster Science Days (Nov 7 & 8, 2016, BMZ, Venusberg Campus) have been extended until Monday, October 10, 2016!

    On behalf of the organizing team we would like to invite all Cluster members and associated scientists to register for the meeting, with or without an abstract!

    Please upload your abstract and/or register through our eAntrag system: eantrag.immunosensation.net/

    You can find the submission guidelines here


    We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Cluster Science Days 2016!

    With best regards,
    Your organizing team and the CCO

     

    September 28 - 30, 2016

    Workshop: Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences (Dr. Marc Sylvester)

    Aim: Basic understanding of mass spectrometry and its applications in life sciences. Training on preparation of biological samples for sensitive mass spectrometric analyses.

    Topics:
    -    Introduction to mass spectrometry principles and hardware
    -    Preparation techniques of samples for mass spectrometry
    -    Measurement of samples by MALDI-TOF and ESI-Iontrap techniques
    -    Data processing and interpretation
    -    Identification of a protein by fingerprint analysis and by peptide fragmentation
    -    Identification of multiple proteins from a complex protein mixture
    -    Identification of posttranslational modifications
    -    introduction to current topics and literature

    Requirements: Basic knowledge of protein biochemistry

    Time and place: September 28 - 30, 2016, tba

    Please register until September 12, 2016
    Mail to: c.drescher(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    August 31 - September 02, 2016

    Workshop: Statistical Literacy (Science Craft, Dr. Rick Scavetta)

    You can find the course description and content here: http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/statistical-literacy/

    Time and place: August 31 - September 02, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm; University Hospital Bonn, IMBIE

    Please register until August 15, 2016
    Mail to: c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    July 26, 2016

    Meet the expert: Prof. Jacques Miller

    Jacques Miller is famous for having discovered the function of the thymus and is credited as the last person who identified the function of a major organ. He also characterized the two major subsets of lymphocytes (T and B cells) in mammals. He was awarded several prizes and distinctions throughout his career.

    You can read more about him here: http://www.wehi.edu.au/about-history/notable-scientists/professor-jacques-miller

    If you ever wanted to talk to a scientific luminary, here is your chance!

    Time: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 pm
    Place: seminar room 601/2G IMBIE, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

     

    June 15, 2016

    Meet the expert: Ass. Professor Daniel Saban

    Dr. Daniel Saban is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor in Immunology at the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA.

    You can find more information about his research here: http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/about/faculty/daniel-raphael-saban

    He will be available for your scientific and non-scientific questions after his talk "The role of classical dendritic cells in mediating fibrosis".

    Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, directly after his Cluster Seminar (5 pm)
    Place: LIMES Institute, Carl-Troll-Str. 31, 53115 Bonn

     

    May 30, 2016

    Meet the expert: Prof. Wolfgang Weninger

    Professor Weninger is a clinician scientist in the fields of dermatology and immunology. He is also Head of the Immune Imaging Program at the Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney, Australia.

    You can find more information about him and his research here: http://www.centenary.org.au/cen_author/professor-wolfgang-weninger/

    He will be available for your scientific and non-scientific questions after his talk "Role of perivascular macrophages in inflammation and infection".

    Time: Monday, May 30, 2016, directly after his Cluster Seminar (11 am)
    Place: LIMES Institute, Carl-Troll-Str. 31, 53115 Bonn

     

    May 23, 2016

    Workshop: Good Scientific Practice (Dr. Peter Schröder)
    The workshop is based on the DFG recommendations on "Good Scientific Practice". You will pick up existing problems, work on solutions and learn how to integrate good scientific practice into your daily work.

    Time and place: Monday, May 23, 2016 from 10 am -5 pm; University Hospital Bonn, IMBIE

    Please register until May 13, 2016
    Mail to: c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    April 18, 2016

    IITB Students' Network Meeting

    Time and place: Monday, April 18, 2016; Haus Venusberg, Haager Weg 28-30, 53127 Bonn

    You can find the final program here

     

    March 11, 2016

    Technical Seminar: Knockout cell line generation using CRISPR/Cas9 (Jonathan Schmid-Burgk)
    Bring your laptop to this lunch seminar and learn how to use the CRISPR/Cas9 system yourself!

    Time and place: Friday, March 11, 2016 from 10 am -12 pm (noon); University Hospital Bonn, Lehrgebäude, 2G room 006/10

    Please register until March 4, 2016
    Mail to: c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    January 25-27, 2016

    Workshop: Molecular Imaging (Dr. Gabor Horvath)
    Day 1: lecture with theoretical background
    Day 2: hands-on sessions on wide-field microscope, with two groups of 3 people: one group in the morning, one group in the afternoon (about 3 hours each)
    Day 3: hands-on sessions on confocal microscope, with two groups of 3 people: one group in the morning, one group in the afternoon (about 3 hours each)

    January 18, 2016

    IITB Network Day Kickoff Meeting
    We want to continue the great success of last year’s Students’ Network Day in 2016. Therefore, we invite all Cluster PhD students to participate in the kickoff meeting on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 9 a.m. Come and join us to shape an extraordinary network day, again! Please register until January 11th, 2016.

    If you are interested, please contact c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de.

     

    December 14 & 15, 2015

    Workshop: Scientific writing (Prof. Martin Wild, MPI Münster)
    Please find a short overview of the workshop contents here

     

     December 7-9, 2015

    Workshop: Data analysis (Science Craft Berlin, Dr. Rick Scavetta)
    For more information please click on the follwing link.
    There, you will find the workshop description as well the table of course contents.
    http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/data-analysis/

     

    December 2-4, 2015

    Workshop in Microscopy and Quantitative Histology (offerd by BIGS-Neuroscience)

    Instructed by Prof. Dr. Daniel A Petersion Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neuroscience and Director, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The Chicago Medical School)

    The goal of this workshop is to combine formalized lectures on the principles of microscopy and quantitative histology (stereology) with practical sessions on the use of microscopes and post-acquisition analysis.  Upon completing this short course, participants should be able to efficiently operate their research instruments, obtain optimal image resolution and quality, and understand the design of a quantitative stereological study. 

    For more information here

    Please register via the BIGS website 

     

     

    November 19, 2015

    IITB Career Café: Insights into a consulting agency

    Speakers: Daiwei Zheng and Dr. Thomas Solbach from "Strategy&", a consulting agency

    After the presentations of the speakers we will have an open round for questions and discussions.

    Time and Place: 5pm, IMBIE, 2nd floor, room 601, building 11 (Hautklinik Venusberg).

    Please register until November 9th, 2015!
    Mail to: c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    October 26, 2015

    IITB Career Café: Career perspectives for scientists in Bonn, Germany and Europe

    Speaker: Maria-Theresia Jansen  and Heiner Nolte from the “Arbeitsagentur Bonn” and Robert Rauchstein from ZAV/EURES.

    After the presentation of Maria-Theresia Jansen, Heiner Nolte and Robert Rauchstein we will have an open round for questions and discussions.

    Time and Place: 5pm, IMBIE, 2nd floor, room 601, building 11 (Hautklinik Venusberg).

    Please register until October 19, 2015!
    Mail to: c.gottschalk(at)uni-bonn.de

     

    October 22, 2015

    Technical Seminar: Geman patent law (Rüdiger Mull from the University of Bonn) 

    Time and place: 1 am, UKB Venusberg BMZI small lecture hall

     

    Oktober 4-9, 2015

    7th Autumn School "Current Concepts in Immunology"

    As cooperation partner of the DGfI the ImmunoSensation Cluster of excellence offers IITB students to attend the Autumn School of Immunology. The Autumn School gives an up-to-date overview about the immune system for students with a background in natural science and medicine.
    More information about the Autumn School 2015 can be found here.

    September 28, 2015

    Workshop: Adobe Illustrator-Image processing for scientist (UKB, Dr. Kristina Koch in cooperation with mediomix GmbH, Dr. Dennis Fink)
    For more information please click on the following link.

        

    September 24 & 25, 2015

    Workshop: Presentation skills (Science Craft Berlin, Dr. Rick Scavetta)
    For more information please click on the following link.
    There, you will find the workshop description as well the table of course contents.
    http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/presentation-skills/

        

    August 26 & 28, 2015

    Workshop: Mass specrometry (Dr. Marc Sylvester)
    The workshop aims to provide a basic understanding of mass spectrometric principles and applications. A focus will be on proteomics and protein characterization. The practical part will include gel-based sample preparation, MALDI-TOF measurements and insights into LC-MS.

     

    August 19, 2015

    Career Cafe': Miltenyi gives insights into R&D and career options

    Vanessa Heitland a HR specialist for talent acquisition and  Dr. Thomas Winkler a product specialist from the R&D Miltenyi Biotec GmbH will give us insights into the company structure, career options and their personal every day work.
    After the Introduction by Vanessa Heitland and Dr. Thomas Winkler we will have a open round for questions and discussions.

    Time and Place: 5pm, IMBIE, 2nd floor, room 601, building 11 (Hautklinik Venusberg).

      



    July 2, 2015

    Workshop: Writing abstracts for posters and publications (UKB, Eva Bartok)

     

    June 9 -10, 2015

    Workshop: Advanced Confocal imaging (DZNE, Light Microskopy Core Facility, Dr. Eugenio Fava, Dr. Hans Fried)
    The workshop aims to provide a theoretical background as well as practical expertise of confocal microscopy. You will get an introduction into different confocal techniques and applications like spectral imaging, live cell imaging, and stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. In addition the workshop will give an overview about the technical possibilities of the Light Microscope Facility at the DZNE. More information about the facility can be found here.

     

    May 26th, 2015

    IITB students' network meeting

    May 26th, 2015 at Haus Venusberg Bonn       

    Registration closes April 30th, 2015 ! 

     

    May 20, 2015

    Workshop: Basics in flow cytometry (UKB, IMM Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Dr. Elmar Endl, Andreas Dolf)
    The basic workshop aims to provide a theoretical background as well as practical expertise in flow cytometry. More information about the facility can be found here

     

    May 5-6, 2015

    Workshop: Light microscopy, confocal and live cell imaging (Dr. Thomas Quast, LIMES) The basic workshop aims to provide a theoretical background as well as practical expertise of light microscopy (fluorescence, phase contrast, DIC), confocal, and live cell imaging. You will get an introduction in to some staining techniques, prepare samples and analyze them. In addition the workshop will give you an overview about the technical possibilities of the LIMES Light Microscopy platform.

    Please find a short overview about the Light Microscopy Platform in the attachment.

     

    April 16th, 2015

    Workshop: "Science on Stage/Science Slam" (mediomix GmbH, Dr. Dennis Fink)
    Improve your presentation skills and find more information here

     

    March 31th, 2015

    Meet-the-expert event with Dr. Karen Reddy from Baltimore

    March 31th, 2015 at the LiMES Institute

    Dr. Karen Reddy is an assistant professor of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding how the nuclear periphery and other sub compartments contribute to general nuclear architecture and to specific gene regulation.

     

     

    March 18-20, 2015

    Workshop: Statistics (Science Craft Berlin, Dr. Rick Scavetta)
    For more information please click on the following link.
    There, you will find the workshop description as well the table of course contents.
    http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/statistical-literacy/

     

    February 24, 2015

    One-Day Seminar: Flow Cytometry in Immunology
    February 24, 2015
    Find more information here

     

    IITB events 2014

    44th Annual Meeting German Society for Immunology

    September 17-20, 2014
    World Conference Center Bonn

    The speaker of the ImmunoSensation Cluster, Prof. Dr. Gunther Hartmann, and  Cluster member Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts host the 44th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) in Bonn. The DGfI promotes the development of Immunology focused research in biosciences and medicine.

    Please submit your abstract by May 26, 2014
    For more detailed information about preliminary program, conference topics, registration etc. , please visit http://www.immunology-conference.de/

     

    Cluster Science Days 2014
    November 3-5, 2014
    Research center caesar - center of advanced European studies and research/ Bonn

    This year's event will be again dedicated to the young scientists of the ImmunoSensation Cluster, and will be enriched by the attendance of the Cluster's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Therefore, the Science Days will  provide a plattform giving the young investigators the opportunity to present their accomplishments to the ImmunoSensation community as well as to the excellent scientists of the SAB.

     

    November 10 & 11, 2014

    Workshop: Data viasualisation
    The workshop is conducted by Dr. Rick Scavetta, Science Craft Berlin.

    For more details about the workshop, please have a look at this link
    For details about Science Craft, please have a look at the flyer.

     

    September 25 & 26, 2014

    Workshop: Presentation skills
    The workshop is conducted by Dr. Rick Scavetta, Science Craft Berlin.

    For more information please click on the following link.
    http://www.science-craft.com/our-workshops/presentation-skills/

       

    June 30, July 1 & 2, 2014

    Workshop: Data analysis using R
    The workshop is conducted by Dr. Rick Scavetta, Science Craft Berlin.

    For more details about the workshop, please have a look at the workshop description. For details about Science Craft, please have a look at the flyer.

     

    May 23, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Prof. Christopher Workman, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Kongens Lyngby, DK. He presents a talk entitled “Systems biology approaches for determining transcriptional regulatory networks.

     

    May 9, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Dr. Nir Yosef, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Center for Computational Biology, University of Berkeley, USA.
    Nir Yosef uses high-throughput genomic data sets, mostly based on DNA sequencing, in order to build models that explain how gene expression is regulated. He has special interest in immune cells, covering various aspects of their biology, such as their differentiation, stability/ plasticity, and response to acute stimulation.

     

    April 25, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Dr. Alex K. Shalek, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA. Alex Shalek is working on leveraging nano- and microtechnologies to develop new methods for thoroughly and controllably profiling the behaviors of single cells. To date, his research has focused on combining traditionally distinct scientific disciplines to explore how small components drive systems of vast complexity.

     

    March 25, 2014

    Excursion: envihab - German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt/ DLR)

    Graduate students of the ImmunoSensation Cluster attended a guided tour at envihab. Beside visiting the envihab itself, they also had the chance to talk to DLR scientists about experiments in weightlessness like at parabolic flights or in space.

     

    March 24, 2014

    Soft skill course: Scientific Writing - Writing papers and theses

    The workshop aims to provide “know-how” on writing papers and theses, and is conducted by Prof. Martin Wild from the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine/ Münster.

    Details about the workshop

     

    March 21, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Prof. Stephen Turner, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia. He presents a talk entitled “What makes a killer? Mapping the epigenetic blueprint for virus-specific T cell differentiation”.

     

    March 13, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Prof. Manfred Claassen, Professor for Computational Biology, ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Switzerland.
    Prof. Claassen is specialized in the development of probabilistic approaches using the concepts of statistics, machine learning and mathematical optimization to describe biological systems.

     

    March 10, 2014

    1st Gender seminar of the ImmunoSensation Cluster

    In a joint effort, the Cluster’s Young Investigator Support and the Gender Support host Ursula Mättig, equal opportunity commissioner of the University of Bonn, and Martina Pottek, coordinator of the MeTra program University of Bonn.

    In the first seminar Mrs. Mättig will present a short overview about the integration of gender equality policies at the University of Bonn, and will provide helpful contacts concerning gender equality issues. Mrs. Pottek will give insights in the MeTra program, which supports woman in their career development at different educational levels. In our seminar, Mrs. Pottek will focus on the assistance and the promotion of female PhD students as well as female post docs.

     

    February 24 & 25, 2014

    Soft skill course: Gender-related communication in Life Sciences

    This workshop aims to enhance and strengthen women's personal communication skills, in particular within the male working community. As this workshop is tailored to communication issues in Life Sciences, female scientists will benefit from an individual approach addressing their everyday working situation.

    The workshop is conducted by Andrea Roos from ICCON/Aachen. Andrea is German, has a a university background and a working experience from more than 15 years as communication consultant, trainer, translator and editor.

    Details about the workshop

     

    February 21, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Prof. Thomas Sauter, Professor of Systems Biology, Life Sciences Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
    Prof. Sauter is specialized in the development of modelling and data integration techniques to generate suitable computational models of biological systems.

     

    January 17, 2014

    Meet-the-expert event with Dr. Sten Linnarsson, Karolinska Institute, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Dr. Linnarsson is specialized in large-scale quantitative single-cell RNA-Seq.

     

    October 22, 2013

    Cluster Science Day 2013

    The Science Day of the ImmunoSensation Cluster took place October 22, 2013 at caesar/ Bonn. The one-day meeting was dedicated to giving young scientists an opportunity to present their accomplishments to the ImmunoSensation community. 71 young scientists submitted an abstract of their research project from which 22 were selected for a talk. At the end of the Science Day, 10 presenters were awarded for their scientific achievements with a total of 5000,-€ prize money.

    Program of Science Day 2013