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Workshop “Writing Scientific Publications”, 15-16 June 2015 + 1 September 2015


We are happy to announce a few free slots for postdoctoral researchers in the GGNB workshop “Writing Scientific Publications” with Dr. Christina Schütte.

Workshop dates: Monday, 15 June 2015, 14:00-18:00 o’clock and Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10:00-18:00 o’clock, and Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 10:00-18:00 o’clock
Place: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Christina Schütte
Duration: 1,5 + 1 days

Registration: via email to Dr. Katrin Wodzicki (


This 2.5-day workshop is designed to give participants an overview on producing a scientific publication, including intensive exercises which are based on based on the own results of the participants. To assure this, participants will be asked to prepare a figure and figure legend a short text describing the figure in preparation to the workshop. The workshop includes a theoretical introduction into the structure of scientific publication and principles of writing readable texts in English, which is enhanced and consolidated by the personal writing experience in exercises and by individual feedback. In addition, strategies for paper writing will be introduced and practiced.

Participants will…

  • learn the principles of publication layout
  • learn about presenting results and designing figures
  • get introduced to general writing techniques
  • individually write and improve a publication based on their own results
  • learn to review texts and give feedback to others

Course format:

  • Interactive workshop with group work, including extensive exercises and examples.
  • Individual feedback on written texts for all participants by the trainer and by other course participants
  • Evaluation of texts provided by other participants

Structure of the workshop:

  1. Kick-off meeting: 15-16 June 2015 (1.5 days) – Participant pre-work required!
  2. Writing manuscripts in parts, deadlines for specific parts, e-mail follow-up on written texts – Participants need time to work on the manuscript during this time!
  3. Follow-up meeting: 1 September 2015 (1 day) for analysis, additional exercises and feedback

The target group was this workshop are postdoctoral researchers and PhD students at an advanced stage as it is only useful if you are already working on manuscripts.

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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