Transferable Skills Training - Winter Semester 2019/2020

The TUM Graduate School course program for the Winter Semester 2019/2020 is now online. HELENA members can participate in classes offered by the TUM or LMU, independent of their affiliation with one of the universities








Dear doctoral candidates,


We are very happy to present you our new Course Programfor the Winter Semester 2019/20!


Digitalization brings fundamental changes to our lives, the world of work as well as the way we learn. It offers many possibilities, just like faster communication, global networks or easier access to research data. But it also brings risks and fears to bear. Not only newspaper articles about breached data e.g. make those risks visible. Due to the importance and the ubiquity of this topic, we will put a focus on digitalization during the upcoming winter semester.


Whether you want to get inspired by our Semester Opening Talk about “Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine” or join our workshops on open science, virtual teamwork or on how to communicate science in social media and public talks, we hope that our new selection of talks and courses will provide just the right offer for you.

Semester Opening Talk
Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine

In modern high-throughput biomedicine, huge and complex data sets are being generated, in particular from the 'omics and imaging fields. The analysis and integration of these data sets is daunting but crucial not only for research but also for envisioned clinical use e.g. for precision medicine. The vision of a truly data-based medicine is thus enabled by data science techniques, in particular machine learning and artificial intelligence.


In this talk, Prof. Fabian J. Theis, will review general concepts and challenges in the application domain and will show how to use machine learning for the statistical integration of omics data in everyday work. Prof. Theis is the director of the Institute for Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Center in Munich, professor for Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems at TUM and lead coordinator of the MuDS project.


The event will take place in an informal setting on 07.10.2019, 4:30 p.m. at Vorhoelzer Forum in Munich. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please register online in advance.


Date:  07.10.2019 | 16:30-18:00

Location: TUM, Vorhoelzer Forum, Arcisstr. 21, Munich
Fee: free of cost


Ideas Competition: Create your own workshop!
And the winners are…

In the summer semester, the TUM-GS and the Graduate Council organized an idea contest inviting all doctoral candidates to hand in proposals for innovative seminars and workshops. We are happy to announce the two winning courses, which both will be taking place within our transferable skills program during the winter semester 2019/20:


The Science Canvas: A Communication Transformation Tool for Scientists

Prof. Guido Ellert

06.02.2020 | 09:00-17:00h

07.02.2020 | 09:00-17:00h

Scientific Software Packaging in Python

Martin Thoma

10.02.2020 | 09:00-17:00h

11.02.2020 | 09:00-17:00h

20.02.2020 | 09:00-17:00h


Congratulations once again to the two winners and a big thank you to all participating doctoral candidates – we are looking forward to many more of your innovate course ideas!


Important change regarding course registration


Starting this winter semester, our courses will open for registration gradually during the semester. This means, that it is possible to register eight weeks prior to a course start.    


Please visit our website to see our full program or to receive further information on the course registration as well as our payment and cancellation policy.    

For any questions or suggestions regarding the course program, please do not hesitate to contact us!


We wish you all success and enjoyment in our courses!


With Kind regards,

Your TUM-GS Management Office Team