Upcoming Events

Below please find a list of upcoming training events held at IMB for members of the International PhD Programme (IPP) on "Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability", the IMB Postdoc Programme (IPPro), the RTG GenEvo, the RTG 4R, the iRTG of the SFB1361 and the iRTG of the SFB1551. Courses are open also to other young scientists for a fee covering the costs of trainer and course organisation.

If there is no other information in the course description, all courses are taking place at IMB, Ackermannweg 4, 55128 Mainz (University Campus).
* Costs for members of the IPP, IPPro, SFB 1361, SFB1551, 4R and GenEvo are covered by the respective programmes.

DateEventFurther information

Biostatistics - Spring 2024

Trainer: Fridolin Kielisch in cooperation with IMB core facilites

Date & Time: 9 April - 14 May 2024, 9:15 - 10:45 (6 weekly units of 90 minutes each, always Tue)

Venue: tentative onsite

Target group: 1st year PhD student + young researchers aiming at repetition


This module focuses on statistics as an important instrument of scientific work. Students will take a 'probabilistc point of view' on scientific experiments and familiarize themselfes with statistical tools like confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, ANOVA, etc. The course mainly uses the statistical computing framework R, but due to the general nature of the topics any statistical software can be used you are familiar with. 

The module consists of seven units. Between the sessions, the students will do small exercises at home. Tutors will be available for questions and answers.


Participants must be familiar with a software allowing statistical analysis prior to the course. For beginners, we recommend and support a self-learning course in R.



Please register by 11 March 2024

This course is not open to external* participants at the moment. For more information, please email training@imb-mainz.de



Negotiation Skills - 25+26 April 2024

Trainer: Kristina Böhlke (KEPOS)

Date & time: 25 + 26 April 2024

Venue: tentative: onsite

Target group: advanced PhD students and postdocs


Participants will understand the essential role of negotiation as a foundation for professional developement and change. With a focus on application in institutional contexts or job interviews, the following aspects will be addressed:


  • Defining your own goals and interests for the negotiation
  • Analyzing the interests of the other negotiating parties
  • Identifying common goals and win-win constellations
  • Dealing with different communication styles and preferences
  • Resolution techniques for conflicts in negotiations


Please register by 28 March 2024

To receive information on course fees for external* participants, please email training@imb-mainz.de



Project management - 8 + 9 July 2024 (1h kick-off on 17 May 2024)

Trainer: Dr. Karen Dittmann
Date & Time: 8 + 9 July 2024, 9-17:00 (mandatory 1-hour kick-off meeting on 17 May at 9:00h)
Venue: Online
Target group: senior PhD students, Postdocs
This course prepares participants for the Basic Project Management Certification (GPM, IPMA- Standard ICB4) and includes:

  • 1h Kick-off (17 May, 9:00-10:00): Introduction to the Project Management Academy, Blended Learning, Teambuilding
  • Lunch Meetings: participants meet with the trainer once a month to discuss questions regarding the learning process
  • Self-learning phase
  • Admittance test to live online seminar: only participants that have passed this test will be admitted to the live online seminar on 8+9 July
  • Live online seminar (8+9 July 2024, full day): goal of this seminar is to introduce PM-foundations, project simulation and intensive preparation for the certification exam (voluntary at own cost).
    Topics include: project design; stakeholder management; goals and requirements; risk management; quality management; scope and deliverables; schedules; cost planning; and communication.

*IMPORTANT: Participants agree to cover the full cost of their participation in the course if they do not pass the admittance test and are not admitted to the live online seminar. 
When asked to confirm their attendance via email, participants will be asked to explicitly agree with these terms. Details, including the course price, will be communicated in this email.*

Please register by 22 April 2024
To receive information on course fees for external* participants, please email training@imb-mainz.de