Hanse Feedback in Neuroscience

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) and the Research Center Neurosensory Science of Oldenburg University have created a new seminar series for young researchers in the Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences. The goal is twofold: we would like to strengthen the scientific networks of young researchers at regional institutions, and we would also like to give them an opportunity to practice presenting their projects, share methodological knowledge, and to discuss their findings in a friendly atmosphere. 

In two-month intervals, a Fellow of the HWK or an external guest speaker will meet with young researchers from the region working on related topics. The group will be kept deliberately small to create an intense work atmosphere, including a lecture of the guest speaker, presentations of the students and discussions of their projects with the speaker and other students. Registration is required, and those students who would like to actively participate by presenting their projects would have to submit an abstract beforehand. 

The seminar will take place on the last Tuesday of each odd-numbered month with the following agenda: 

14:00 h –15:00 h    Presentation of the Fellow/ guest speaker
15:00 h –15:30 h    Coffee break
15:30 h –17:30 h    Presentations of regional PhD-students

Hanse Feedback in Neuroscience

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) and the Research Center Neurosensory Science of Oldenburg University have created a new seminar series for young researchers in the Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences. The goal is twofold: we would like to strengthen the scientific networks of young researchers at regional institutions, and we would also like to give them an opportunity to practice presenting their projects, share methodological knowledge, and to discuss their findings in a friendly atmosphere. 

In two-month intervals, a Fellow of the HWK or an external guest speaker will meet with young researchers from the region working on related topics. The group will be kept deliberately small to create an intense work atmosphere, including a lecture of the guest speaker, presentations of the students and discussions of their projects with the speaker and other students. Registration is required, and those students who would like to actively participate by presenting their projects would have to submit an abstract beforehand. 

The seminar will take place on the last Tuesday of each odd-numbered month with the following agenda: 

14:00 h –15:00 h    Presentation of the Fellow/ guest speaker
15:00 h –15:30 h    Coffee break
15:30 h –17:30 h    Presentations of regional PhD-students

January 2012

Call for Abstracts/ Registration

January 31, 2012 at 14:00 h

 

Venue:
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Dear students,
The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) and the Research Center Neurosensory Science of Oldenburg University cordially invite you to the first event in our new “Hanse Feedback in Neurosciences” series. The current HWK Fellow, Prof. Pere Garriga (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, guest of Prof. Karl-Wilhelm Koch, Oldenburg) will be our guest speaker on January 31, 2012. After his presentation on: “G-protein coupled receptors: the case of rhodopsin and retinal disease”, we have presentation slots for four Graduate Students to present their (related) work in a talk and to receive feedback on their projects and “soft skills” in a friendly atmosphere. 

If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit your abstract by Wednesday, December 14, 2011, using the form enclosed. Selected students will be notified before December 21 so that there will be enough time to prepare the presentation. If you would like to participate as audience and discuss the presentations, please use the enclosed form to register for the event (without submitting an abstract). We encourage you to participate even without a presentation because you will profit from interesting presentations, exchanging research tips and methodological knowledge and learning indirectly by the feedback to others. Participation is free of charge. 

Agenda:

14:00 h –15:00 h    Presentation by Prof. Pere Garriga
                                   (45 min. plus 15 min. discussion)
15:00 h –15:30 h    Coffee break
15:30 h –17:30 h    Presentations of four regional Graduate Students
                                  (20 min. each, plus 10 min. feedback per talk) 

Abstracts:

Please use the enclosed Registration Form to submit your abstract. Deadline: December 14, 2011. Maximum length of abstract: 250 words (no figures please). Abstracts are selected for scientific excellence and for relevance to the topic of the session. Acceptance notice: before December 21.

Registration:

Please enter your name and contact information, your supervisor’s name, and the title of your project in the Registration Form (plus the abstract if you are applying for a presentation slot). Send the form back to mdaniel@h-w-k.de or fax it as indicated on the form.

Available technical equipment:

The HWK Lecture Hall is equipped with a high-performance light projector and a good sound system. We provide a PC with Power Point, video software, and internet connection. Presentation files can either be transferred to this PC using a USB stick, or presenters may use their own laptop. We provide a selection of MAC adapters, but recommend bringing your own adapter for VGA cables. A remote control for advancing slides and a laser pointer are also available. A flip chart is provided.

January 2012

Call for Abstracts/ Registration

January 31, 2012 at 14:00 h

 

Venue:
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Dear students,
The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) and the Research Center Neurosensory Science of Oldenburg University cordially invite you to the first event in our new “Hanse Feedback in Neurosciences” series. The current HWK Fellow, Prof. Pere Garriga (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, guest of Prof. Karl-Wilhelm Koch, Oldenburg) will be our guest speaker on January 31, 2012. After his presentation on: “G-protein coupled receptors: the case of rhodopsin and retinal disease”, we have presentation slots for four Graduate Students to present their (related) work in a talk and to receive feedback on their projects and “soft skills” in a friendly atmosphere. 

If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit your abstract by Wednesday, December 14, 2011, using the form enclosed. Selected students will be notified before December 21 so that there will be enough time to prepare the presentation. If you would like to participate as audience and discuss the presentations, please use the enclosed form to register for the event (without submitting an abstract). We encourage you to participate even without a presentation because you will profit from interesting presentations, exchanging research tips and methodological knowledge and learning indirectly by the feedback to others. Participation is free of charge. 

Agenda:

14:00 h –15:00 h    Presentation by Prof. Pere Garriga
                                   (45 min. plus 15 min. discussion)
15:00 h –15:30 h    Coffee break
15:30 h –17:30 h    Presentations of four regional Graduate Students
                                  (20 min. each, plus 10 min. feedback per talk) 

Abstracts:

Please use the enclosed Registration Form to submit your abstract. Deadline: December 14, 2011. Maximum length of abstract: 250 words (no figures please). Abstracts are selected for scientific excellence and for relevance to the topic of the session. Acceptance notice: before December 21.

Registration:

Please enter your name and contact information, your supervisor’s name, and the title of your project in the Registration Form (plus the abstract if you are applying for a presentation slot). Send the form back to mdaniel@h-w-k.de or fax it as indicated on the form.

Available technical equipment:

The HWK Lecture Hall is equipped with a high-performance light projector and a good sound system. We provide a PC with Power Point, video software, and internet connection. Presentation files can either be transferred to this PC using a USB stick, or presenters may use their own laptop. We provide a selection of MAC adapters, but recommend bringing your own adapter for VGA cables. A remote control for advancing slides and a laser pointer are also available. A flip chart is provided.

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Tips for preparing your talk

Timing: Make sure to keep the time of your talk – maximum of 20 minutes. Practice your talk beforehand and limit the number of slides.

Slide design: Slides should provide a sufficient background contrast and letter size to ensure that the text is legible even from the back of the lecture hall. Check the size of figures and graphs. Try to keep the information simple – e.g., using bullet point lists instead of full sentences and using simple graphs instead of complex figures. Do not overdo animation effects – sparse use for emphasizing is recommended. 

Structure of the talk: Often it is useful to start with an overview of the talk to give some orientation to the audience. Make sure to introduce terms and concepts that may be new to the listener, and take into account that not everybody in the audience is an expert in your field. Provide a short summary and/ or take home message at the end.

Copyrights and acknowledgements: Show sources of pictures/ figures and provide references. Acknowledge people who contributed to your work. 

Oral presentation: Try to communicate the content as clearly as possible. Put yourself in the shoes of the audience. Make the talk lively and interesting by modulating your voice, creating surprise effects or using humor. Convey the enthusiasm you feel for your work! Do not talk too fast or too slow. If possible, rehearse your talk in front of the mirror or live audience before the real presentation.

Tips for preparing your talk

Timing: Make sure to keep the time of your talk – maximum of 20 minutes. Practice your talk beforehand and limit the number of slides.

Slide design: Slides should provide a sufficient background contrast and letter size to ensure that the text is legible even from the back of the lecture hall. Check the size of figures and graphs. Try to keep the information simple – e.g., using bullet point lists instead of full sentences and using simple graphs instead of complex figures. Do not overdo animation effects – sparse use for emphasizing is recommended. 

Structure of the talk: Often it is useful to start with an overview of the talk to give some orientation to the audience. Make sure to introduce terms and concepts that may be new to the listener, and take into account that not everybody in the audience is an expert in your field. Provide a short summary and/ or take home message at the end.

Copyrights and acknowledgements: Show sources of pictures/ figures and provide references. Acknowledge people who contributed to your work. 

Oral presentation: Try to communicate the content as clearly as possible. Put yourself in the shoes of the audience. Make the talk lively and interesting by modulating your voice, creating surprise effects or using humor. Convey the enthusiasm you feel for your work! Do not talk too fast or too slow. If possible, rehearse your talk in front of the mirror or live audience before the real presentation.