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Video Review Doctoral Researchers' Day and Science Slam


Photo: Swen Reichhold

We made a video review of our Doctoral Researchers' Day and Science Slam on April, 26 2017.

You can find the short review and all Science Slams on our YouTube channel. Have fun watching!

More information on the Science Slam 2017

Workshop: Careers, open science and publishing. What’s in it for researchers?


The IMPRS NeuroCom and the team from the library of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences would like to invite you to a workshop run by Elsevier which is entitled: "Careers, open science and publishing. What’s in it for researchers?"

Date: 23 May 2017

Time: 13:00-17:00

Location: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Wilhelm Wundt Room


The workshop has two main topics:

(1) Careers outside of research: What do publishers do?

(2) Publishing your research paper: How does it work and how does open science come into play?

Any interested student or researcher is most welcome to attend this workshop. To successfully plan this event, please register in this poll.

Two Winners at the Science Slam on the Doctoral Researcher's Day


The first place goes to Benjamin Korth (left) and Alexander Bergmann (right), here together with the moderator Mike Webster. Photo: Swen Reichhold

We could count two winners at the Science Slam on the Doctoral Researcher’s Day 2017! Benjamin Korth (Environmental microbiologist, UFZ) und Alexander Bergmann (biology didact, Uni Leipzig) got an equal points score and applause. Therefore they share the prize of the "Golden Megaphone".


What they don’t have to share ist he first prize: kreuzer – Das Leipzig Magazin sponsors an 'Abo deluxe' for each winner.

Benjamin Korth convinced the audience with the interrelation of electrochemistry and beer, whereas Alexander Bergmann provided insights into biological didactics and teenage slang.

The other candidates only narrowly missed out on the title – they were also brilliant! - Slammer: Felix Weiske (electrical engineering, HTWK Leipzig), who explained artificial intelligence with Teletubbie-Waving, Anne-Céline Granjon (biologist, MPI EVA), who analyses "Poop" of mountain gorillas  and thus contributes to conversation, Pau Vilimelis Aceituno (mathematician, MPI MIS), who slammed about the collection of space junk and symphatical robots as well as Robert Aust (educationalist, Uni Leipzig), who persuaded with a plea for the educational benefits of computer games.

A big thanks to all the slammers, to our moderator Mike Webster as well as to our wonderful audience!

About the Research Academy

The Research Academy is the central institution for the promotion of junior scientists at Leipzig University. Through its three Graduate Centres – Mathematics/Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences – the Academy consolidates all interdisciplinary and structured doctoral programmes at Leipzig University.

At the Competence School, the Research Academy offers programmes tailored specifically to the needs of doctoral researchers and postdocs, so as to assist them in preparing for careers both in academia and outside of it.

In the Leibniz Programme, the Research Academy promotes international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational exchange in a "temporary learning community".

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Goals and Tasks of the Research Academy