Writing Lab – Writing Scientific Publications in the Life and Natural Sciences


13. Dezember 2019 09:00 – 13. Dezember 2019 16:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0010

Writing scientific publications is a struggle for many young scientists, as they are rarely given formal instruction on this topic. Since success in the academic field is highly dependent on publication, it is important that all researchers learn scientific writing essentials. With the appropriate toolkit, academic publications become comprehensive and interesting.
This workshop concentrates on the process of writing an academic manuscript: from choosing an audience and creating a story, to articulating complex data and formulating convincing arguments. Workshop participants will be instructed in the formal and organizational aspects of writing scientific publications and train their competency with exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will have an overview of: abstract, article, and thesis.
  • You will be able to build an interesting story from your data.
  • You will have improved argumentation skills for writing convincingly.
  • You will be familiarized with the publishing process.

Didactic Methods

Trainer input and lecture coupled with practical exercises and group work


Participants should bring a 250-300 word abstract on their work and a paper from their field.
Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


December 13, 2017, 9 am–5 pm, and
December 14, 2017, 9 am–4 pm

Target Group

Doctoral candidates from the life and natural sciences


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline November 28, 2017
Please note that your registration is binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Melanie Lynn Conrad


MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences