Graduate Education and Teaching

Doctoral students are expected to regularly participate in lecture series that are considered part of the program, namely:

  • Monday Seminar Series featuring talks by outside speakers
  • PhD/Postdoc Seminar Series featuring talks by Gene Center speakers
  • Special lectures offered by the different graduate schools (IMPRS, Hybrid methods).
  • Workshops to improve writing and oral presentation skills, literature research etc. are offered by the university. At least one such course should be attended. Please check under www.graduatecenter.uni-muenchen.de

Communicating scientific results in a clear and compelling fashion is a crucial skill for a scientific career, and doctoral students are expected to work on their scientific communication skills in various ways:

  • Presentations in lab group meetings and TAC meetings
  • Poster presentations at the annual Gene Center retreat
  • Presentation in the PhD/Postdoc Seminar Series at least once
  • Presentation of (completed) projects at international meetings or workshops

Meeting attendance can be sponsored by different organizations:
Graduate Center of the LMU: www.graduatecenter.uni-muenchen.de
Office for International Affairs of the LMU:
http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/about_lmu/contact/int_office/index.html
DAAD: http://www.daad.de/en/index.html
Leonardo da Vinci Program: www.inwent.de  
EMBO Short term fellowships:
http://www.embo.org/programmes/fellowships/short-term.html
Sonderforschungbereiche (SFBs)

Doctoral students are also expected to participate in teaching and supervising Bachelor and Master students:

  • 4 weeks of teaching support (preparation and supervision of laboratory courses, grading students exams etc)
  • supervision of Bachelor thesis projects and Master research and thesis projects in their lab.
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