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WP 32 Main Topic Theoretical Chemistry – practical course (15ECTS points)

WP 32.1 Advanced research practical course in Theoretical Chemistry
WP 32.2 Advanced seminar in Theoretical Chemistry

There is no organized practical laboratory course. The research laboratory course in Theoretical Chemistry (TC) can be performed in any of the research groups of TC at the Department of Chemistry. Please negotiate a laboratory rotation (12 ECTS) with one of the principal investigators in theoretical chemistry.
Information about the research groups from Theoretical Chemistry you can find here: TC research groups

The research lab course is an all-day course, lasting 6 weeks during semester breaks and 8 weeks during the semester when lectures are being attended (= WP 32.1). During the course, you participate in the lab meetings of your research group (= WP 32.2). At the end of your research project, you will prepare a final written report and present a seminar in your group’s lab meeting. The written report has to be submitted within two month after the end of the practical course.
Your grade for the module WP32 will be based on the evaluation of your research, your final report and seminar presentation.
For grading the supervisor should use this form: grading form
Please point your supervisor to the respective website. The form has to be downloaded to be fiiled in and saved with a new name.

Note: The research lab course canNOT be performed in the same lab where you carried out your Bachelor thesis project.

If you wish to perform the research lab course outside the Department of Chemistry, you have to obtain permission from any professor from TC. Please put together a brief application containing your contact data, a short description of the planned research (1-2 pages), an explanation why the research should be performed externally, and information about the host lab (research, contact). In addition, your external advisor needs to sign a consent form stating that s/he understands the requirements for the research lab course (consent form).

The signed application and the signed requirement form has to be submitted to the master of Biochemistry student office before starting the external practical course.
In addition, an electronic copy (pdf-file) of the written report has to be sent to

The research lab course canNOT be performed in a company.
The research lab course in Cellbiology canNot be performed in the same lab as the research lab course for Biochemistry.

For grading of external research courses the supervisor should use the grading form (see above). Please point your supervisor to the respective website.