Annual PhD Conference
The Annual PhD conference in Biomedical Sciences brings together PhD students from different fields, offering a chance to present their research in front of their peers, supervisors and the Doctoral Board/Committee. The conference usually lasts three days, and all PhD students should actively participate (participation at the PhD conference is one of the degree requirements).
During the PhD conference, all PhD students present a poster. In addition to the poster, 3rd year students have to pass the doctoral state exam, while 2nd,4th and 5th year (or higher) students present their progress.
In 2021, the PhD conference was held for the first time among students of all three specializations following the idea "More people, more science & more fun!". Therefore, all students in the program take active part creating a team spirit, facilitating exchange of ideas and promoting communication between different departments.
All students - Poster
Posters are commonly used in the academic community, and scientists will probably come across poster sessions at most conferences during their academic carrier. A research poster should summarize research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. The poster usually provides a big picture of the research project including background information, results, methods and importantly future research directions. First-year students can briefly sum up their research project/proposal as discussed with their supervisor.
3rd year students - Doctoral State Exam
Students should summarize their research project and place it in the context of medical biology in a 20 min presentation. The presentation is then followed by a 20 min discussion that includes questions specific to the research project (hypothesis, methodology, planned outcomes) as well as general and theoretical questions related to the specialization and the focus of the PhD project.
2nd, 4th, 5th year students - Progress Report
Students are asked to prepare a brief (15 min) progress presentation of their dissertation topic that will be followed by a short discussion.