The Chemistry Section gives a series of introductory courses for PhD students at our section every year. The courses are also open to post docs, subject to availability. To join a course or to enquire about further information, please contact the course organizer.

Autumn

1. Teaching chemistry  (2 hp, code KZ41DKE)

Organizer: Niclas Hedin, niclas.hedin@mmk.su.se and Jenny Olander

Spring

2. Philosophy of science and ethics (3 hp, code KZ42DKE)

3. Writing science (3 hp, code KZ43DKE).

4. Communicating science/Arrhenius seminar (1 hp, code KZ44DKE)

Organizer: Niklas Hedin: niklas.hedin@mmk.su.se
Administrative support: Student office at KÖL: exp@kol.su.se


The following courses will no longer be given by the Chemistry Section:

  • Laboratory safety
  • First aid, ABC course, Red cross
  • Literature search

 

1. Teaching chemistry  (2 hp, code KZ41DKE)

The course is designed for PhD students in Chemistry with little or no experience of teaching, and is focused at teaching assignments as assistants leading labs and exercises. It is compulsory for all PhD students at the Chemistry section, as well as PhD students in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at ACES.

Course period 2020
October 2020, a detailed schedule will be announced later.

Application deadline

Seven days before the start of the course.  

Course leader

Jenny Olander: jenny.olander@krc.su.se

 

2. Philosophy of science and ethics (3 hp, code KZ42DKE)

The course contains lectures by invited speakers, group discussions and written assignments.

 It is compulsory for all PhD students at the Chemistry section*. This course, or the equivalent given by the Section for Earth and Environmental Science, is also compulsory for PhD students in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at ACES.

* for PhD students in Organic chemistry admitted from 170701.

Course period 2020
March, a detailed schedule will be announced later.

A detailed schedule will be available soon, contact course leaders for the preliminary schedule.

Participants are required to go through reading material beforehand.

Application procedure

Contact course leaders for the preliminary schedule.

Application deadline

Seven days before the start of the course.

Course leaders:

Pia Ädelroth (examiner): pia.adelroth@dbb.su.se

Mats Johnsson: mats.johnsson@mmk.su.se

Belén Martín-Matute: belen.martin.matute@su.se

3. Writing science (3 hp, code KZ43DKE )

For PhD students in Chemistry

In this course, doctoral students will develop their proficiency in writing scientific articles and reports in English. Topics include: i) Building an article outline; ii) Writing section-specific topics (experimental section, introduction, results and discussion, conclusions); iii) Principles of good writing; and  iv) Writing style.
In addition, the course includes two compulsory practical exercises: 1) Writing a research proposal, and 2) Improving a manuscript. Feedback on the research proposal will be given by a peer and by a lecturer.
The course is compulsory for all PhD students at the Chemistry Section*
* for PhD students in Organic chemistry admitted from 170701.

Course period 2020

May 4th till June 12th 2020

Requirements for admission to the course

1. You have to have been accepted before April 1st 2018 (for PhD students in Neurochemistry) or to have your project plan approved (for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics PhD students).

2. The course writing assignment is obligatory and must be submitted 10 days before the course begins. Assignment: write a three-page grant application concerning your project, alternatively a fictitious project. This will later be followed by evaluation of each other's applications.                         

Course book: Joseph E. Harmon “The craft of scientific communication” This book will be handed out at the introduction meeting.

The texts to be handed in shall be uploaded by the students in Mondo.

Schedule

Link to schedule here: Writing science preliminary schedule VT2020 (814 Kb)

Application procedure

Published here shortly.

Application deadline

10 days before the start of the course.

Course leaders

Mats Johnsson (examiner): mats.johnsson@mmk.su.se

Pia Adelroth: pia.adelroth@dbb.su.se

Belén Martin-Matute: belen.martin.matute@su.se

 

 

4. Communicating science/Arrhenius seminar (1 hp, code KZ44DKE)

This course contains a seminar, presentations, discussions, and a Poster session. It is compulsory for PhD students at MMK, DBB*, and for PhD students in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at ACES.

* except those admitted in Neurochemistry <180101

Course dates 2020
students January 30 and February 20. A detailed schedule is available from the course responsible and in the Athena system for registered students.

Application procedure

Apply for the course by submitting your name using the following survey: https://survey.su.se/Survey/31482

Application deadline

Ten days before the course starts.

Course leaders   

Niklas Hedin (examiner), niklas.hedin@mmk.su.se