NSCPHD1199 1st Master Class of Copenhagen Microbiology Center (CMC)
PhD in Microbiology
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> awareness to criteria and standards of Research Quality in Microbiology is crucial to research education. We propose the topic for the full-day CMC Masterclass 2015, where the young attendants interact directly with a small group of both CMC seniors and invited, high-esteemed researchers in Microbiology.
> to alert our young Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows on the common criteria and standards of Research Quality in Microbiology.
All attendants will receive a set of Extended Abstracts (ca. 2
pages, pdf) in due time before the Master Class - covering the
morning lectures (see below).
Attendants will be asked to prepare on specific questions such as:
What is creativity in Science – are you creative?
How to know what is new in Science – and what is new to yourself only?
How to get the best ideas in Science – is there a methodology?
What is most important in Science: develop methods, unravel of mechanisms, develop conceptual models, etc.?
Is hypothesis-driven approach always of preference in Science?
The CMC Masterclass 2015 is offered to a limited group of approx. 25 Ph.D. students and post-doc fellows enrolled at the University of Copenhagen on basis of application (see below)
8:45 am. Welcome and presentation (20 min, Jan Sørensen, UCPH).
9:00 am. Introduction to Research Quality (30 min, Peter Sandøe, UCPH).
9.40 am. Three short lectures on Research Quality in Microbiology (9.40 am: Prof. Staffan Kjelleberg, SCELSE, Singapore; 10.25 am: Prof. Leo Eberl, University of Vienna, Austria; 11.10 am: Prof. Michael Givskov, UCPH. The invited speakers are asked by their lectures (and extended abstracts) to offer their personal opinions on achievement of Research Quality in Microbiology as from their basic, environmental and medical research experience. Lectures will be 30 min, followed by 10 min discussion and 5 min breaks. (Convened by invited speakers and CMC Masterclass team).
11:50 am. Introduction to afternoon program (10 min, Thomas Bjarnsholt).
1 pm. Group discussions on Research Quality in Microbiology. A total of five groups (Ph.D. students and/or post-docs, as from research background) discuss on basis of the morning lectures and preparations made from the extended abstracts and specific questions. Aim of discussion is to collect the group´s criteria for achievement of Research Quality in Microbiology. (Convened by invited speakers and CMC Masterclass team).
2:30 pm. Coffee break
3:00 pm. Group presentations on Research Quality in Microbiology. Each presentation will be approx. 10 min, followed by 10 min discussion, including short break. (Convened by invited speakers and CMC Masterclass team).
4:30 pm. General discussion and conclusions on Research Quality (Convened by invited speakers and CMC Masterclass team).
5:00 pm. Closure (Jan Sørensen)
Applications must be submitted to CMC Secretary, Christine Kastrup, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Tuesday 1 September at 12.00 am.
CMC Secretary, Christine Kastrup, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (email@example.com; 35333511 or 23828010) for specific questions on the application procedure and Prof. Jan Sørensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 35332626) for general questions on the CMC Masterclass program.
- 1 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participation
- Exam registration requirements
Preparation (16 hours) and attendance (9 hours) at the CMC Masterclass 2015.
- Marking scale
- completed/not completed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Preparation and active participation at the CMC Masterclass
- Theory exercises