Events and Excursions
The annual student retreat is dedicated to enhancing the dialogue between students from the different CRC research groups. Organisation of the retreat will be mainly done by the students assisted by the program coordinator and the speaker. The compact format is suited well to display the scope of the research projects, broadening the students’ perspective and promoting bottom-up collaborations between PhD students and eventually research groups.
Career planning has been identified as a high priority for the IRTG members. Different initiatives have been proposed: Career Development Day where experts from different areas give insight into their working field (including alumni speakers), excursions to high profile research organisations (e.g. EMBL or DKFZ) or pharmaceutical companies, or a Mini-Symposium on a specific topic.
Periods in foreign labs for the purpose of collaboration and learning or refining new methods are supported by the graduate program.