CPI Academy Workshops | Registration Desk

Please register online for the workshops on the corresponding workshop page.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend, please unregister 48 hours prior to the event – you will be blacklisted if you do not attend a workshop for which you have registered! The workshops are exclusive to CPI Academy members.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Claudia Koch.

Statistics for Scientists


This workshop provides an introduction to statistics and spans 4 morning sessions. Topics will include: Basics of statistics, populations and samples, data visualization, hypothesis testing, group comparisons (ANOVA), power analysis with GraphPad Prism etc.

Leadership skills: How to row the boat


Leadership has undergone changes- in parallel with changes to our work environments. Flatter hierarchies, project work in a matrix structure and more rapid changes of assignments, locations and colleagues are but some of the new challenges we all face. Interpersonal skills become ever more important when leading a team or a project: for motivation, conflict […]

Survival Skills in Flow Cytometry

ICR Frankfurt, House 25B

Overview Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods used throughout the life sciences and medicine. Utilising Flow Cytometry we can identify and quantify many different parameters from heterogeneous samples, analyse the corresponding state of proliferation or simply detect the expression of fluorescent reporters. We will cover the theory of Flow […]

Metabolomics Mass Spectrometry

Haus 25B, R31 Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, Frankfurt

A targeted workflow to quantify Oxylipins or Amino Acids via LC-MS/MS This course consists of a theoretical and practical session. During the theoretical part you will learn how a mass spectrometer works, in particular we will explain the principle of a targeted instrument. Further, the biology of oxylipins OR amino acids (including secondary amines) and […]

Scientific Writing Workshop


THE Scientific Writing Workshop teaches the skills to produce research papers of the highest quality for the world's top journals. Participants will learn the writing techniques to plan and construct arguments and the editing skills to refine and polish their work. A key focus is the structure of good scientific communication. We look at this […]

When (not) to use a confocal microscope – basic considerations in light microscopy


Whenever high quality images are needed, most scientists default reaction is to go to "the confocal". That is not always be the best choice, but when is it and how do you know? This workshop helps to select the optimal microscope for your imaging experiment and optimize the data acquisition to balance speed, sensitivity and […]

Social media for scientists – an added value or a waste of time? (Interactive talk)


By now, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram are no longer new. For many scientists, social media platforms have become an integral tool for global networking, sharing research ideas, and job search. But, what is a good way for scientists to make the best use of these platforms? In this interactive talk, we’ll look at the pros […]

Scientific Image Processing and Analysis


The course consists of different basic hands-on modules which deal with scientifically correct image editing, basic image processing methods as well as standard image analyses (counting, size and shape measurements, selection creation and intensity measurements). The course content has a focus on micrographs and fluorescent microscopical images. It is constantly reviewed and updated to keep […]

Scientific posters: design and pitching


Description An effective poster presentation requires a cleverly designed poster, appropriate use of language and special techniques in presenting. This course will give you the skills you need to create professional, attractive and high-impact posters and allow you to practice the communication skills required to make your research interesting and accessible to your audience.   […]

Pitch your Science (Interactive talk)

Webinar Zoom

Description The question “what do you do?” seems so simple, but scientists often find it hard to answer. How can you explain what you are working on without boring the other and start an engaging conversation? During this interactive talk, you’ll learn how to present your research briefly and comprehensibly to different target audiences. Who […]

Adobe Illustrator Essentials


The course is for beginner and will give an insight into the most important functions of Illustrator to create scientific illustrations: Program application areas, desktop, profile, drawing areas, navigation, views and auxiliary functions such as auxiliary lines, preferences and shortcuts as well as information and exercises on object creation, editing, and organization. There will be […]

Oral presentations online and offline

Description The Corona crisis is changing the way scientists communicate, both online and offline. With more people working remotely (and having physical distance regulations not every meeting room allows for), video conferencing is here to stay. Hence, many conferences, seminars, lectures and job interviews will continue to happen online, but some will be face-to-face. How […]