Scientific Writing in the Life Sciences

InstructorDr Philipp Mayer
Number of Places12
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Participation Fee200€
RoomDahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, 004

Wed./Thu. 1/2 July 2015, 9:00-17:00

Student Profile

For doctoral candidates (Life Sciences) at the beginning of their dissertation.


Skills for an efficient writing of research articles and dissertations are in the focus of this workshop. Participants reflect about their own approach to writing, deepen their knowledge of text structures, and learn tools for quality improvement. The course has long-term effects as participants do not only improve their writing efficiency, but also discover the enjoyable aspects of scientific writing.


  • Section structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Message of research articles
  • Clarity in scientific writing
  • Stages in the writing process
  • Techniques for getting started and keeping momentum
  • Time planning and project management
  • Writing in a social environment: collaboration and authorship
  • Peer feedback and other revision techniques


Short lectures provide information and tips; extended exercises train the efficiency in scientific writing. Participants gather and share experiences. They progress during the workshop with their own writing projects.


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