Research Training Group 2660: Approach-Avoidance

Qualification programme

This RTG aims to attract talented researchers with a diverse background in neuroscience, neurobiology, psychology and life sciences. This new generation of PhD students will be specifically taught on the translation of mechanistic findings from animal models to data obtained on the systems level in healthy human participants and patient groups. This will be made possible by a strong interaction of individual projects focusing on physiological and pathological conditions in mice and men (see Projects) as well as by a specifically tailored qualification program that includes a wide range of courses focusing on science skills, research methods and lab skills as well as soft skills. Lab rotations and internships in laboratories of cooperation partners will ensure that PhD students are not only trained in the methodology that is essential for their PhD-project but that they additionally acquire knowledge of so far unfamiliar research methods from other domains. This structure will provide PhD students with a broad, state-of-the-art theoretical and practical knowledge and qualify them for a scientific career at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and the life sciences or a career outside academia in the pharmaceutical, biological or mental health sector or technological companies.