IMPRS Retreat 2015
ca. 7 km from Jena
February 17 & 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. at the Inselplatz, Jena (Link to map) - Bus transfer
The retreat is our networking event for a lively exchange between all members of the IMPRS. This means there will be opportunity
- to present your work
- to get to know other PhD researchers and advisors
- learn about overarching research questions in Earth System Science
- ask about (for example)
- techniques used in other fields of science
- science in general
All PhD researchers should join. All IMPRS-faculty members and other advisors of IMPRS stipend holders are also strongly encouraged to participate.
See the preliminary detailed agenda here.
Presentations during the retreat should help other IMPRS members to understand what you are doing. That is why every PhD researcher should present his/her work in a short talk and a poster. From this page you can download templates for both slides and poster presentations.
Your talk should be understandable for everybody in the audience (microbiologists and physicists alike). Everything that is too long or to complex for this short talk should go into the poster.
So rather present some key concepts. Perhaps select one key result. Make sure to explain what is new and important about your work. What are overarching/ related questions in biogeochemistry and Earth system science?
From your talk, people should be able to take home
- Why is your research important? (Context)
- What is your main research question?
- How do you address the question? (Methods you use… this also helps others to see in which areas you are/are becoming an expert and how to connect with you)
- Perhaps one key result
Discuss with your advisor(s) in advance to identify these key issues.
Every PhD candidates will give a 3-min-talk + 2 min discussion (urgent questions). Thereafter everybody moves to the ‘Kleiner Kaisersaal’ and a poster session will take place.
Take advantage of the attention and advertise your poster during the 3-min-talk!
Every PhD researcher should bring a poster (Poster template) to the IMPRS office by 2 pm on Friday, 13th February. Use it to show interesting aspects of your work that do not fit into the 3-min talk. This could be
- your results
- details about your project background / setup
- questions you have
You might also bring a recent existing poster.
Criteria of an effective poster:
- Scientific content
- Structure and formatting
- Language and images
- Amount of information
- General impression
The following topics will be discussed by the PhD researcher:
- Role of the IMPRS-gBGC representative & voting of Jakob’s successor
- Rights & duties of a PhD researcher
- IMPRS-gBGC curriculum (obligatory courses, research stay etc.)
Every faculty member will be asked to briefly introduce her- or himself in the beginning. This will give the PhD researchers the opportunity to get an overview of all research areas of the IMPRS-gBGC.
During the parallel session they will address the following issues:
- Follow-up proposal
- Publication habit
- Topic-related clusters
- Exceptional cases for extended funding
- Faculty membership
- Next call for applications