Courses

Available Courses:

  • Characterization of macromolecules by 3D transmission electron microscopy
  • Design and Synthesis of Recombinant Proteins
  • Biomineralization: Synthesis and Immobilization of Silaffins from Diatoms
  • EPR Measurements to Determine the Structure of Proteins and Other Polymers
  • Characterization of polymers and biopolymers with biophysical methods
  • Scanning force microscopy of biopolymers
  • Thermal properties
  • Rheology
  • Polymer Chemistry I: Synthesis
  • Polymer Chemistry II: Characterization
  • Polymer Chemistry III: Biopolymers and Biocompatible Polymers
  • Polymer Chemistry IV: Synthesis of Functional Polymeric
  • Materials
  • Biophysical Chemistry: Characterization of Biological Molecules and Materials
  • Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers
  • Asymmetrical field flow fractionation
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry of polymers
  • Polymer spectroscopy (NMR)
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Scattering methods for polymers and colloids
  • ESR spectroscopy
  • Film thickness characterization with scattering methods
  • Fluorescence/Phosphorescence/IR/Raman
  • Optical surface analysis
  • Dielectric measurements
  • Spectroscopy (x-ray)
  • Microscopy (TEM, REM)
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • Optical microscopy and spectroscopy
  • Structure of Materials
  • Membrane biophysics
  • Physical Chemistry of colloidal particles
  • Introduction into density functional theory
  • Quantum chemical calculation of molecular properties
  • Computer course "Theory" of polymers
  • Computer course for "Poisson-Boltzmann Theory"
  • Quantum chemical treatment of magnetic properties
  • Computer course in MC/MD simulation technique

In addition, English and German language courses are offered to our Ph.D. students, in order to improve their language skills. For the purpose of introducing foreign students to European culture and to help foster a corporate identity, JGUM and MAINZ will regularly organise cultural events. Similar training will be provided at the Kaiserslautern International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS).

 

Lectures

PhD students are strongly encouraged to attend lectures. Within the general teaching program a selection of lectures are recommended to the Ph.D. students by their respective thesis committee.

Lectures are split into three categories, namely (a) scientific topics which are closely related to the research project, (b) scientific topics covering more general and interdisciplinary aspects (MAINZ), and (c) non-scientific content (JGU).

Available lectures incategory (a):

•Biomineralization: Proteins as Blueprints for Inorganic Structures

•Biomimetic Solar Energy Conversion: Synhtetic-biological Hybrids in Artificial Photosynthesis

•Biophysics of membranes

•Scanning Probe Microscopy: From principles to application in biology and chemistry

•Structure determination of proteins with electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, x-ray small angle scattering

•Inorganic Chemistry

•Chemistry of interfaces

•Biopolymers and Biocompatible Polymer Materials

•Biophysical Chemistry and biomolecules

•Liquid Crystals and Mesophase Materials

•Colloids and Artificial Opals

•Functional Polymeric Materials

•Mechanical Properties of Polymers

•Hyperbranched Polymers and Dendrimers

•Field flow fractionation of polymers and colloids

•MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for the characterization of polymers

•Introduction into polymer chemistry

•Introduction into polymer physical chemistry

•Advanced polymer characterization

•Introduction into scattering methods

•Organic Chemistry

•Physical Chemistry of thin films

•Physical Chemistry of colloids

•Introduction in EPR-Spectroscopy

•Polymer spectroscopy

•Spectroscopic methods and their theoretical modeling

•Photophysics of polymers

•Nano-Optics

•Single molecule spectroscopy

•Introduction to scanning probe microscopy

•Introduction to rheology

•Modern application of fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy

•Introduction into electron microscopy

•Theoretical Physics (statistical thermodynamics)

•Introduction to surface physics

•Colloid physics

•Optical techniques for mesoscopic systems

•Biological Physics

•Statistical field theory

•Computer simulation methods in condensed matter

•Theory of soft matter

•Statistical mechanics of soft Matter systems

•Thermodynamics and its applications to materials science