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Scientific Seminars (weekly)
  • every month, an external speaker will be invited to present their research
  • students and postdocs will be encouraged to present their own resultsTRR259 PIs will offer lectures on topics in aortic disease and techniques for studying aortic disease
Journal Club (biweekly)
  • students will present a recent paper relevant to their research
  • discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the paper presented
Soft Skills Courses
  • offered through the graduate programs of the three universities
  • including:
    • Good scientific practice
    • Scientific writing
    • Presentation techniques
    • Leadership and project management
    • Data visualization
    • Biostatistics
    • Networking
    • Career coaching


Workshops (yearly)
  • full-day lectures covering preclinical and clinical aspects of aortic disease
    • Aortic Aneurysm (Cologne)
    • Aortic Stenosis (Bonn)
    • Imaging in Aortic Disease (Düsseldorf)
TRR 259 Retreat (yearly)
  • all scientists from the Transregio will meet for a two-day symposium
  • participants will present their projects and latest results
  • networking with peers 
Summer School (yearly)
  • two-day gathering for all PhD students
  • presentations and discussions in the morning
  • outdoor activities and team-building in the afternoons
  • guest speaker will present research and offer advice
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