Current Seminars

The Board for the Advancement of Women (BAW) of the Centre of Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) aims to promote female researchers at every level of their professional career. By offering a series of seminars, the BAW seeks to provide key qualifications in order to improve the career chances of female neuroscientists. The seminars will also offer an ideal opportunity to deepen contacts with other female researchers at the CIN and its direct academic surroundings, thus enabling local networking and role-modeling.

Below is a list of forthcoming seminars offered to female scientists at the CIN.


Past seminars

BAW seminar: The game of power - Self-presentation for women
Tübingen, Alte Anatomie, Room 22.1
December 11 2009, 9:00am
December 12 2009, 2:35pm
BAW seminar: Success in academic career: How do I become a professor?
Alte Anatomie, Österbergstr.3
January 22 2010, 10:00am
January 22 2010, 4:00pm
BAW seminar: Make your voice heard
Graduate Training Centre, Seminar room 3
July 23 2010, 10:00am

A successful speech needs a strong voice

Presenting ideas and convincing others is an everyday task for scientists. In this workshop you will learn how to use your voice and your speech confidently in presentations, public speaking and individual conversations. The conscious handling of your own voice will be useful in better representing yourself. In addition you will learn methods to deal with stage fright and to reduce stress.

Lecturer: Gabriele Blinzig, speech therapist and voice coach

Organizer: CIN - Board for the Advancement of Women

Date: July 23rd + 24th, 2010 (10 am - 5 pm)
Place: Graduate Training Centre, Seminar room 3

BAW Time Management Seminar
Seminar room 3
November 20 2010, 9:30am
November 20 2010, 5:00pm

Type of course:      Lecture with exercises

Lecturer:                  Bernhard Heuvelmann

Objective:                Participants learn about time management strategies, compare them to their own and complement them where possible.

Theoretical Input:

- How to be efficient
- Physiology as an important contributor
- Introduction to planning strategies
- Prioritizing
- Decision-taking

In addition to the theoretical input participants will exchange their own time management approaches and then practice in small groups, how the described time management strategies could improve their effectiveness and personal satisfaction.

BAW seminar: Communication in difficult situations
Graduate Training Centre, Seminar room 3
May 27 2011, 1:00pm
May 28 2011, 6:00pm

Type of course: Lecture with exercises

Lecturer: Bernhard Heuvelmann

Objective: Participants learn about time different models on communication, their practical application and will – by practicising – find communication strategies that help them make their point.

Based on the communications skills mentioned above, the participants will learn how to manage and resolve difficult situations at the work place – be they with colleagues or superiors. Practical examples from their own working life serve as a basis to practice and improve the communication in difficult situations.

Theoretical Input:

  • What is communication? Personal communication style
  • It takes two to tango – observing the other person
  • Communication in conflicts
  • The art of persuasion
  • Conflict resolution
BAW seminar: Leadership
Graduate Training Centre, Seminar room 3
July 8 2011, 9:00am
July 9 2011, 5:00pm

Leadership is an essential and important quality. The focus is on questions how to get your team fired up and willing to follow you. Leadership is a skill that can be learned, but doesn't mean the leader is standing back and telling others what to do . It is not belittling or demeaning others who don't do what you tell them to do.  Leadership is a skill that must be improved with practice. As a leader you have to accept the task of leading. You have to keep your own position, to discuss with colleagues, to find solutions – accepted by both sides. Leading people means learning  to work with people of different functional backgrounds, multiple types of organizations and conflicting groups to achieve your goals.

Target group: Group leaders and Post Docs affiliated with the CIN.

Course content:

  • Understand and develop your capacity to exercise leadership responsibly
  • develop your self-awareness
  • identify your strengths
  • learn how to lead teams through
  • how to create trust and respect among your co-workers?
  • help your team to establish team spirit
  • learn how and why people act “that way”
  • deal more effectively with each other
  • solve conflicts
  • improve your communication skills
  • do interviews with employees


  • process-orientated work style instead of lecture
  • problems and issues of the seminar participants are the focus
  • role playing
  • feedback

Trainer: Stephanie Uhlig, journalist (TV), trainer & personal coach

Day, time & location: July  8th & 9th, retraining Sept 24th 2011; 9am to 5pm

BAW Time Management (Zeitmanagement) Seminar
Ultraschallraum, Graduate Center Österbergstr. 3, D-72074 Tübingen
January 25 2014, 9:30am
January 25 2014, 5:00pm

Lecture with exercises led by Bernhard Heuvelmann. Participants learn about time management strategies, compare them to their own and complement them where possible. Themes covered include:

- Effectiveness and efficiency

- Planning (almost) makes the master ! (week plan; day plan)

- decision making (Theory: pareto-principle, Eisenhower-principle, A-B-C-analysis etc.) 

- time planner

In addition to the theoretical input participants will learn in practical exercise to improve their personal time management.

This course is offered to female scientists (Post-docs and PHD-students) affiliated with CIN.
Please register for the course by 10th January 2014 via e-mail (baw(at)cin.uni-

Note: Please state your position at the CIN.

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BAW Seminar: Successful Networking
Ultraschallraum, Graduate Center Österbergstr. 3, D- 72074 Tübingen
November 28 2014, 9:00am
November 28 2014, 5:00pm

Lecturer:                  Dr. Susanne Matuschek

Good networking is an important career factor for female scientists. This workshop provides insight and detailed informations of the art of networking, tools, tips&tricks  „from the field“ as well as Do´s & Dont´s of successful  networking. An individual network analysis will provide a view on the current network of each participant and how it could be optimized to reach the defined career aims

BAW seminar: Project Management, Communication & Team
Alte Anatomie, Österbergstr.3
April 25 2015, 9:00am
April 25 2015, 6:00pm

BAW Seminar: Project Management, Communication & Team

Seminarraum Röntgenweg 11, D-72074 Tübingen

Starts at: April 25th 2015, 9.00 am

Ends at: April 25th 2015, 6.00 pm

Lectures with exercises led by B. Heuvelmann (language coach)

Project Management - Who Does What By When?

This training will look into what makes a project successful. We will identify the characteristics of solid project definition, what a good project plan has to include, how its execution should be implemented and monitored.Through active learning, your own questions, and interactive sequences, the training will provide methodologies paving the way: problem-solving approaches, structure trees, problem analysis plan, stakeholder management, team development, proper presentation, reporting - and anything else you would like to know.

This course is especially tailored to the needs of female scientists (Post Docs and PHD-students).

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News & Press
December 3 2015
Save the Date - CIN Dialogues 2015

The CIN Dialogues discussion series enters its next round. Hear K. Beyreuther, J. Brandstädter, and T. Rentsch on "Aging & Old Age" at the Audimax on Decemberg 3rd, 2015, 19:00h. Chair: W. Backes.

July 16 2015
BAW Announcement - METIS Program

The Board for the Advancement of Women (BAW) announces a new mentoring and training scheme for female researchers: "Success in academic career: How to become a professor?"

July 16 2015
Press Release: Tiny Eye Movements Highlight the World Around Us


Tübingen neuroscientists investigate the role of very small eye movements and their importance in controlling visual input into the brain

July 15 2015
CfA: Tübingen International Summer School 2015

Call for Applications: "Matters of Taste. The Neuroscience and Philosophy of Taste"
Tübingen International Summer School 2015 at Cloister Heiligkreuztal, September 20th - 23rd.

Deadline: July 15th!