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PhD Seminar
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5776-21-10-32Activity has taken place
PlaceDepartment of Chemistry
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 København Ø
Date and timeSeptember 2021
Regular seats80
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personPernille Harris    E-mail address: phharris@chem.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPernille Harris    E-mail address: phharris@chem.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Exam requirementsCourse participants must give a talk or present a poster
Exam formCourse participation
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Class Instruction2.00



The PhD Seminar begins with a series of scientific talks given by PhD students at the Department of Chemistry followed by scientific discussions. Posters will be pitched. After the talks, the participants will gather for a poster session followed by a prize session and a social dinner.

The aim of the PhD Seminar is to provide an opportunity for PhD Students at the Department of Chemistry to practice presenting scientific material in an accommodating environment. Additionally the PhD Seminar will provide room for scientific discussions across the research groups in the Department of Chemistry.

Any participants in the course must provide and abstract and present either a scientific poster or give a talk to be eligible for the ECTS credits.

Learning outcome
Exchange of Experiences:
Knowledge about competences and experiences across research groups in the Department of Chemistry will help the PhD Student in their further research.

Communication Skills:
The PhD Student will learn to present their research in a concise manner to scientist outside their specialized field. This is relevant experience for both the thesis defense as well as later career advancement.

This course has no teaching material.

Target group
PhD-Students at Department of Chemistry

Teaching and learning methods
Preparation and presentation of a scientific poster or talk. During the preparation, the PhD Student will need to communicate their research in a concise format aimed at peers outside their specialized field. The PhD Student will gain experience in presenting and discussing scientific material during the PhD Seminar.

Formal requirements:
Course participants must sign up with a poster.

Academic qualifications:
PhD students from the Department of Chemistry.

In order to sign up, please:

1) Click on "Enroll" and

2) Fill out an abstract using the template attached to the invitation sent to CHEM (otherwise contact Olivia Aaling Frederiksen to get it). Send the abstract to Olivia Aaling-Frederiksen: oaf@chem.ku.dk with cc to Inger Hove-Andersen iha@chem.ku.dk and specify if you would like to give a talk or a poster.

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