Professional Training

The Graduate School offers a variety of resources and professional development programs to help graduate students and postdocs achieve their professional goals. Doctoral students and postdocs will benefit from our continuing education programs. 

Summer & Winter Schools

A key element of the summer schools will be presentation of their research by the doctoral researchers. These presentations will be given without the project leader of the project being present such that a good learning atmosphere will be created.

Our third Summer School took place September 11-13, 2023

Our second Winter School took place November 07-09, 2022.

Our first Winter School took place March 14-17, 2022.

Our second Summer School took place September 08-10, 2021

Our first Summer School took place September 14-18, 2020

Program of all Schools

2021 Summer School took place in Schkopau (>> program (PDF))

2022 2nd Winter School took place in Magdeburg (>>program (PDF)).

2022 1st Winter School took place in Naunhof (>>program (PDF)).

2021 Summer School took place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (>> program (PDF))

2020 Summer School took place virtually (>>program (PDF)).

2022: Research Data Management 

2021:  Posterfeedback focussed on visual aspects (Lecturer: Birgit Lukowski)

2020:  Convince with your conference talk presentation skills for scientists (Lecturer: Dr. Carsten Rohr)


  • Sören Schuster (CFH Management GmbH, Venture Capital-Industry)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Schilling (Fraunhofer IZI)
  • Dr. Kira Scheffler (c-LEcta GmbH)
  • Dr. Philip Lössl (Nature Communications)
  • Dr. Mark Jbeily (Roche)
  • Dr. Christian Bamann (DFG)


  • Dr. Guido Reuther (Professor for applied physics, HTWK Leipzig)
  • Dr. Tilman Häupl (Teacher)


  • Dr. Martha Sommer (Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics, Charité Berlin)
  • Dr. Lars Baumann (Bayer AG, Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals, Lab head “Peptide Drug Innovations”)


One of the tasks of the graduate school is to establish a good network between the post-scientists involved in SFB1423. To this end, regular meetings are held for doctoral students to present and discuss their own research topics.