Research Training Group

The main task of the integrated Research Training Group (RTG) is to promote the scientific expertise of the doctoral candidates. The group aims to broaden the training of doctoral candidates at the university level by providing the opportunity for candidates to participate in the already existing PhD programs of related training groups in Jena. The main tasks of the RTG staff includs management of the recruitment process for PhD researchers and their training to efficiently accomplish high quality theses and publications. A visiting scientist program and short-term scholarships offers additional qualification improvement possibilities.



Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 9
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 206332

Dr. Stephanie Schubert

Institute of Pharmacy (IP)
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Otto-Schott-Str. 41
07747 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 9-48599

Prof. Dr. Oliver Werz

Institute of Pharmacy (IP)
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Philosophenweg 14
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 9-49801


Ulrike Kaiser
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC)
Humboldtstraße 10
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 9-48987

The following special training courses have already been offered to doctoral candidates within RTG:

Joint summer school with the CRC 1066 "Nanodimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy" of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany Show content
Gruppenbild Image: FSU Jena / Michael Gottschaldt

From 25 to 28 June, 2019, we spent a week at the idyllic Hotel Rhön Residence in Dipperz near Fulda networking with the thematically similar Collaborative Research Centre 1066 under the motto "NANOMEDICINE - FORMULATION, CHARACTERIZATION, TRANSLATION". The main focus here was on the presentation of individual subprojects, but guest lectures by Prof. Dr. Lorenz Meinel (Julius Maximilians University Würzburg) or Dr. Heinrich Haas (BioNTech AG, Mainz), for example, also met with great interest. In addition, workshops were offered on "PubPharm - The search platform for pharmacy-specific literature" (Stefan Wulle, University Library Braunschweig) and "Successful publishing in scientific journals and project DEAL" (Dr. David Huesmann, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim).

Statistics Course Show content
TeilnehmerInnen des Statistikkurses Image: FSU Jena / Franziska Hausig

From 25 to 27 March, 2019, at the request of many of our PhD students, we offered a Statistics Course, in which not only the basics could be discussed, but also challenges and questions of the concrete working day. In particular the topics correlation, t-test, one-way-ANOVA, two-way-ANOVA, repeated measurement ANOVA, linear regression, nonlinear regression as well as power and sample size planning were in focus.

RTG meets Industry Show content

On 18 October, 2018, Mr. Clemens Kaiser, head of the German branch of Sanofi-Aventis, visited our two material-related collaborated research centers PolyTarget and CataLight. He was accompanied by colleagues from the chemical division of the company in Frankfurt. He and his colleagues also met with the PhD students of both CRCs to discuss their questions about a career in the chemical industry and to give an introduction to their company.

Introduction to the GxPs with focus on GMP and GLP Show content


Dr. Michael Hildebrand, Hildebrand Pharma Consulting 

The goal of the course is to give an overview of drug development and manufacturing with focus on GxPs, e.g. Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and Good Storage Practice (GSP).

I'm talking - skillfully talking and presenting when it really matters Show content


Gottfried Hoffmann

In this workshop, one can learn how to balance unhealthy stress while presenting and talking. Refine the perception for yourself and others, deepen the understanding of communication processes and develop a (still) greater peace and serenity. The playful interrelation of awake activity of the senses, theoretical knowledge, inner order and sovereign body expression are worked on from different sides in the practical action and experience the complexity of this interaction in the collegial exchange and in the feedback of the group. Video recordings support the integration of what has been worked into the wealth of experience.

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