Courses and events

The courses of the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences are directed to all doctoral candidates within the school. The aim is to help doctoral candidates to earn the skills necessary for professional researchers, as well as experts in other scientific positions. Discipline-specific courses are offered by the doctoral programmes within the school. The majority of the courses are in English.

Attending a course normally requires pre-registration. After closing the course registration applicants will receive a notification about participation in the course. If the number of course applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the selection of attendees is based on:

  • status and affiliation of applicants (1st priority: doctoral candidates within the YEB Doctoral School)
  • motivation and need for participating in the course (stated in the course application form)
  • order of submitting the registration form

Please note:  *no-show*means that registered participants do not inform the organizers in time if they decide to skip the course/event they have signed up for, despite of the fact that cancellation of participation is typically very simple and requires only an e-mail to the organizers. Such behaviour is a huge waste of all resources, thus the YEB Board decided on September 14 2016 that if a doctoral candidate has *no-shows* it may have influence to get  travel grants in the next application round.

 

Pedagogy of supervising (YEB-118) (1 cr), year 2018

Target group: Doctoral candidates at UH who has supervised doctoral or master candidates. 

Fill in this self-reflection e-form: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/87656/lomake.html

Before sending, make sure that if you've used quotes for some articles in your text, are you sure you've also mentioned the source.

Article that should be read as a foundation for the work:

 

You can also send the answers to open questions as a word file at: karin.hemmann@helsinki.fi

Pedagogy lecturer evaluate the answers

 

Grant writing (YEB-105)

Vanessa Fuller, Fri 9.00–12.00 / 9.–23.3.2018

Place: Latokartanonkaari 7 (Metsätieteiden talo), Seminar room 340 (SH11)

Please register in Weboodi:  5.12.2017-15.2.2018

Peer Review (YEB-107)

Vanessa Fuller, Tue 9.00–12.00/13.2–27.2.2018

Please register in Weboodi: 18.11.2017-25.1.2018

Scientific writing (YEB-104)

Alyce Whipp, Fri 9.00–12.00 / 20.4.–25.5.

Please register in Weboodi

Project management and leadership (YEB-112)

21.–23.3.2018, every day 9–17
Course outline

Please register in Weboodi: 20.11.2017-15.2.2018

Data exploration, regression, GLM & GAM (2 credits)

19.–23.3.2018

Teachers: Dr Alain F.Zuur and Dr. Elena Ieno, Highland Statisticsby HighlinR-course and GLM- statistical courses

Place:
Ma 19.3. 9-16.30 Minerva, K112
Ti 20.3. 9-16.30 Minerva, K112
Ke 21.3. 9-16.30 Aleksandria Atk K130
To 22.3. 9-16.30 Minerva, K114
Pe 23.3. 9-16.30 Aleksandria Atk K130

Minerva, Siltavuorenpenger 5A,
Time: 9–16:30

Please register in weboodi: 

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Research Ethics, Online course (YEB-117)

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 27 hours of independent study.
Course outline

The course runs over 4 weeks online 2.3.-3.4.2018

Please register in Weboodi: YEB-117

Research Ethics, Worksop course (YEB-114)

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 2 workshop days.

8.3. and 20.3 8-12 at Biocenter 1, Seminar room 1401.3

Please register in weboodi: YEB-114

Esiintymiskurssi (YEB-099)

11.4., 13.4.., 17.-18.4., 20.4.., 24.-25.4 ja 27.4. 2018,  klo 9.00–13.45 (Teoria + harjoituksia)

Esiintymistaidon kurssi on tarkoitettu jatko-opiskelijoille, jotka haluavat varmuutta esiintymistilanteisiin, kuten luentojen, esitelmien ja puheiden pitämiseen. Kurssilla voit valmistautuaväitöstilaisuudessa esittämääsi lektioon tai vaihtoehtoisesti seminaariesitelmän pitämiseen. Kurssi edellyttää läsnäoloa kokoontumiskerroilla ja harjoituslektion tai harjoituspuheen pitämistä. Mahdollisten poissaolojen korvaamisesta tulee keskustella kurssin opettajan kanssa.  Kurssille otetaan 20–25 osallistujaa

Kurssin sisältö jakaantuu neljään osa-alueeseen:
1. Hengitys- ja puhetekniikkaan
2. Rentoutusharjoituksiin, joilla voi lieventää jännitystä
3. Esiintymiseen teknisenä suorituksena

4. Teatteri-improvisaation harjoituksiin

Kurssin opettaja on TeM Mia Pätsi, www.miapatsi.com

OBS. This course is in Finnish

Rekisteröidy Weboodissa.YEB-099

YEB Sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion (YEB-111/ DONAS-106)  2 cred­its

FIRST MEETING 14.9.2018 at 9-16  at Viikki (Lectures and instructions for posters, access to online poster creation tutorials)

COURSE AT COUNTRYSIDE: 9.–11.10. 2018 (9–18), Place: Espoo,Kaisankoti: Rhetorics, RADIO workshop +presentation skills, popular writing, poster workshop. Nice time together, activities!

Teachers: Mika Hietanen, Andreas Dahlin, Pirjo Koskinen, Mia Pätsi, Petri Nummi

Programme coming more...

Lecture: The ‘Secrets’ of Efficient Communication. Communicating one’s message is a task that is both exciting and demanding at the same time. In this lecture, Mika Hietanen presents some of the fundamental and timeless qualities of persuasive communication. These qualities can be formulated as principles that are useful for both oral and written communication, and an indispensable help in preparing convincing speeches and texts.

Workshop 1: Rhetoric & Public Speaking. During this workshop, the attendees give and get response on prepared three-minute speeches. The aim is to empower the participants to talk in front of an audience in a successful manner. The focus will be on two aspects: the manner in which the content is presented (relates the preparations), and on the actual delivery. Please note that participation requires that you send in a manuscript that follows the guidelines for this preparatory assignment A. Ideally, your speech relates to an issue central to your own research, or your field. No slides are used.

Worskhop 2: Debate. Here we stage a debate between teams, pro et contra some research related issue. We follow a simplified structure of a European debate competition format. We prepare on-site (no pre-assigment).

The lecture and workshop 1 and 2 are given by Mika Hietanen, Associate Professor in Rhetoric at Uppsala University. His interests draw on Classical insights from antiquity, as well as on modern research, especially on argumentation. LinkedIn-profile https://se.linkedin.com/in/mikahietanen

Workshop 3: Posterworkshop given by Andreas Dahlin:  Doctoral candidates will get access to online material where Andreas show how the can create a poster from scratch in an Illustrator software. Participants will have three weeks to create their poster and at Espoo posters are shown during the first part and then get some feedback, adjustments during the second part , and a poster session.

Workshop 4: Radioworkshop given by Pirjo Koskinen: Use of different media from the point of an journalist

Workshop 5: Performance workshop given by Mia Pätsi: The workshop includes voice exercises and stage presence and exercises to reduce stage fright.Mia Pätsi is an actress and Master of Arts in Theatre and Drama

Workshop 6: Popular writing given by Petri Nummi. Cover press releases and popular science articles. Similarities and differences in preparing presentations/papers for lay audiences vs. the scientific community.

Register at weboodi: YEB-111 (registration open 11.4.-30.5.2018)

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Academic Writing and editing (YEB-104)

3.9.-8.10.2018, Mon 9-12

Responsible teacher: Alyce Whipp

Conference presentation (YEB-103)

10.9.-15.10. 2018, Mon 14-17  (Teacher:Carol Norris)

AND

28.9-2.11.2018 fri 9-12  (Vanessa Fuller)

Place: Viikki

Academic Pitching (YEB-106)

Time: 26.11-10.12.2018

Responsible teacher: Alyce Whipp

Place: Viikki

Grant writing (YEB-105)

7.9.-21.9. 2018 Fri 9-12

Responsible teacher: Vanessa Fuller

Place: Viikki

Scientific writing (YEB-104)

26.10.-30.11.2018 Fri 9-12

Place:Viikki

Leading a creative organization (YEB-113)

2,0 ECTS

Time: Tue 6.11.2018 at 9.15-16.30,  20.11., 27.11 and 4.12.2018 at 13.15-16.30  

Organizer: Doctoral School in Biological, Environmental and Food Sciences

The objective of the training is to give the participant tools to understand the characteristics of a creative person, a creative process, emotions attached to creative work, special characteristics of a creative organization with multiple creative individuals, and finally, the dynamics of supporting creative expert work by leadership. The course is a practical hands-on workshop and includes introductions, exercises, discussions, student projects and seminars. As projects students will find practical solutions to challenging work and leadership situations.

TEACHER: Virpi Haavisto is a professional coach, leadership advancer and a specialist in facilitating creative work. She is a certified coach by International Coaching Federation ICF. Haavisto has graduated as M.Sc. from Helsinki University of Technology HUT.  She has been a Visiting PhD Scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University (Management and Organizational Behavior)

Research Eth­ics, On­line course (YEB-117)

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 27 hours of independent study.
Course outline

The course runs over 4 weeks online October 2018

Teacher: Simo Kyllönen

Please register in Weboodi: YEB-117

Research Eth­ics, Work­shop course (YEB-114)

The course is 1 ECTS and comprises of 2 workshop days.

(Tentative, 24.10 and 31.10. 2018 12-16)

Please register in weboodi: YEB-114

University Pedagogy, Design, implementation and evaluation of teaching, YEB-XXX

October- November  2019

Teacher: Ilona Södervik

3 credits

YEB statistical consulting

Having trouble analyzing your data?
Do you want to avoid statistical problems before starting an experiment?
Are you unsure how to deal with a stats comment by a reviewer?

Worry not: The YEB doctoral school now offers statistical consulting.

Contact tilastotonttu@gmx.com to get help with your data analysis.

Questions in all fields of science are welcome, for any statistical program (R, SPSS, Excel, etc.).
Consultation can be given via e-mail or in private sessions at Viikki Campus.

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Administrative note: YEB pays the teacher’s salary up to 4 hours/student, but no credits are given.

This service is offered until further notice, i.e. seize the day.

 YEB Degree structure: Transferable skills

 

 

Transferable skills /Yleiset valmiustaidot

WebOodi

Code

10 op/credits

University pedagogy and supervising /Yliopistopedagogiikka ja ohjaus

 

 suorita tietty op-määrä/complete 1-5 credits

University pedagogy/ Yliopistopedagogiikka

 XXX

 1-5 op

 

Pedagogy of supervising/ ohjauksen pedagogiikka

YP3, XXX

 1-5 op

Optional/Vapaasti valittava

XXX

 1-5 op

Academic presentation and writing

 

 suorita tietty op-määrä/complete 2-6 credits

Learning to review and analyse data/Tiedon arviointi ja analysointi 

 YEB-107

 1 op

Learning to visualise data/Tiedon havainnollistaminen

 YEB-108

 2 op

 Popularisation of science/Tieteen yleistajuistaminen

 YEB-101

 2 op

Conference presentation/ Kongressiesityksen laatiminen

 YEB-103

 2 op

 Scientific writing/Tieteellinen kirjoittaminen

 YEB-104

 2 op

Academic pitching

 YEB-106

 1 op

 Science communication/Tiedeviestintä

 YEB-111

2 op

Grant writing/apurahahakemusten kirjoittaminen

 YEB-105

 1 op

 Optional/Vapaasti valittava

 YEB-XXX

 1-4 op

 Management

 

 suorita tietty op-määrä/complete 2-6 credits

 Project management/Projektinhallinta 

 YEB-112

 2 op

 Leadership /Johtaminen

 YEB-113

 1-2 op

 Career planning/Urasuunnittelu

 YEB-110

 2 op

 Biobusiness/ Biotalous, bioalan liiketalous

 YEB-109

 2 op

 Research funding/Tutkimusrahoitus

 YEB-100

 2 op

 Optional/Vapaasti valittava

 xxx

 1-4 op

 

How to prepare for applying for a job (2 credits)

Time: 9.11-14.12.2017

This course will prepare you for applying for a job (mainly outside academia). You will learn how to write your CV and a cover letter for a job application and get real life experience from a job interview. Students participating on this course will get three to four job advertisements (eg.Fazer, LUKE, Natural History Museum,LUOMUS) and prepare an application to two of them.

Teachers: Career Counselor Leena Itkonen from University of HelsinkiCareer Services

1st meeting 9.11. 2017 9-12 (Latokartanonkaari 7, SH 541)

10.11- 19.11.2017: MOODLE-working/Preparing your job application documents

2nd meeting (Feedback of the applications): 28.11. 2017 9-12 (Biocenter 3, Room 1402)

Weeks 48-49: Applications to employers/participating organizations  and interviews at companies

3rd meeting: 14.12. 2017  12-15 , Seminar together with employers)/participating organizations (VIIKKI Think Company, Latokartanonkaari 3)

Registration: Please register in WebOodi YEB-110

LEADING A CREATIVE ORGANIZATION (YEB-113)

2,0 ECTS

Time: Tue 7.11.2017 at 9.15-16.30, Tue 21.11.2017 at 13.15-16.30 and Tue 28.11.2017 at 13.15-16.30(alternative to 28.11 is 12.12.2017 at  13.15-16.60). 

12.12. Biocenter 1, Seminar room 3106 

Organizer: Doctoral School in Biological, Environmental and Food Sciences

The objective of the training is to give the participant tools to understand the characteristics of a creative person, a creative process, emotions attached to creative work, special characteristics of a creative organization with multiple creative individuals, and finally, the dynamics of supporting creative expert work by leadership. The course is a practical hands-on workshop and includes introductions, exercises, discussions, student projects and seminars. As projects students will find practical solutions to challenging work and leadership situations.

TEACHER: Virpi Haavisto is a professional coach, leadership advancer and a specialist in facilitating creative work. She is a certified coach by International Coaching Federation ICF. Haavisto has graduated as M.Sc. from Helsinki University of Technology HUT.  She has been a Visiting PhD Scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University (Management and Organizational Behavior)

Research Ethics 1ECTS, Online course, YEB-117

The course is 1ECTS and comprises of 27hours of independent study.

Timetable

The course runs over 4 weeks online 29.9. - 30.10.2017

Assessment 1 – Mon 9.10.2017 - Ethical issues and challenges in my own research

Assessment 2 – Mon 16.10.2017 - Peer Review
Assessment 3 – Tue 17. – 27.10.2017 - Discussion board on ethical issues

Assessment 4 – Mon 30.10.2017 - Reflection and solutions to ethical issues

Assessment 5 – Mon 30.10.2017 – Deadline for online quizzes

Learning outcomes: At the completion of this course a Doctoral candidate is able to recognise and analyse key research ethical questions, formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches, recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research and how they apply to research work, understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines, processes fordealing with research misconduct, and processes for applying research license or
ethical review identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher, understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research
community

The course will be taught online (http://moodle.tsv.fi/) and during two compulsory workshops. You will be sent an enrolment key to login a few days before the course commences. The course language is English (materials in Finnish are also accessible on the Moodle site). Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines.

Research Ethics 1ects, YEB -114, Workshop course

The course is 1ECTS and comprises of 19hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshop. This course can only be completed together with the Online Course for Research Ethics.

Timetable: The course is offered in conjuction with a Research Ethics Online course ONLY. The course runs over 4 weeks online 29.9. - 30.10.2017.

Compulsory workshops will be held:

12.10.2017.2017 Time: 8-12, Place: Viikki, Info-building, Room 3.

24.10.2017. Time8-12, Place:Kumpula, Chemicum A129

Learning outcomes: At the completion of this course a Doctoral candidate is able to recognise and analyse key research ethical questions, formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key, ethical theories and approaches, recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research and how they apply to research work, understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines, processes for dealing with research misconduct, and processes for applying research license or ethical review, identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher, understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research community

The course will be taught in workshops and online (http://moodle.tsv.fi/). You will be sent an enrolment key to login. The course language is English (materials in Finnish are also accessible on the Moodle site).

Course Content: The workshop course is based on translating research ethics principles and theories into reality in your own research. The workshop and the additional assessments are designed for you to reflect more closely on your own research work and how ethics helps you make it stronger and more robust.

Principles of business for Bioscientists (2 credits)

Time: 4.10.–1.11.2017

Timing: lectures at 10 -12 on Wednesdays 4.10-1.11.2017 and Thursdays 5.10-26.10.2017.

Place: Viikki Think Company, Latokartanonkaari 3

Moodle: https://moodle.helsinki.fi/course/view.php?id=18448&notifyeditingon=1

Objective: After completing this course the student has learned the state of art business models and management tools acquired in start-up and modern businesses these days. The course will acquaint students with different terminologies related to the business. The basic principles of business concepts are useful for all bioscientists, no matter what career is chosen.

Contents: The emphasis of the course is in implementing science and research to the business. Here the customer value perspective is central with the marketing and sales management concepts and practices. Other segments of management are also introduced including human resources and operations management. In addition, forms of business ownership, financing and key strategies for reaching global markets will be discussed. Visiting lectures with real research-business cases will introduce how the management models and strategies are implemented in practice.

Study material and literature: Material will be provided during the course. Books: Running lean: iterate from plan A to a plan that works / Ash Maurya. Best Cases in B2B Sales Management / Juha Mattsson ja Petri Parvinen

Completion: Lectures, Group Assignment, No exam

Evaluation: Grading scale: 0-5

Responsible persons: Ph.D. Jani Holopainen, Ph.D. Osmo Mattila

Contact: jani.m.holopainen@helsinki.fi

Other information: Teaching in English.

Lecture and content:

1) Business models: Introduction to business models, emphasis on customer and service dominant strategies.

2) Management models and tools: Introduction of organization including business management departments and their tasks.

3) User-driven business model development: Guidance to the case assignment applying Lean canvas, user testings, and validation of innovation / business idea through iterations. Principles of fast prototyping and experimental culture.

4) Managing sales, marketing and the product: Different marketing and sales strategies and tools with emphasis on digital tools, analytics and omnichannels. Main concepts identifying potential customers, their problem, solutions and channels.

5) Leadership and human resource management: Summary of Managing people including strategic management, process (task) management, and leadership. In-depth understanding trough real-life examples on communication (internal and external, formal and informal), comprehension, capacity, capabilities and commitment.

6) Setting up a business in practice: entrepreneurial state-of-mind, business plan, testing plan, building capacity, iterating business model.

7) Financing in practice: company types, ownership and financing models. Scaling up business and capacity building.

8) Establishing a business: support and networks (Helsinki ThinkCompany bootcamps’ protocol: Tuomo Lindholm & Helsinki Innovation Services: Milla Koistinaho). Commercializing research and establishing a spin out company from University of Helsinki.

9) From research to business: Support programs and company cooperation (PoDoCo program Essi Huttu) Research and business case presentations from PoDoCo.

YEB Science communication (YEB-111, 2 credits)

OBS: FIRST MEETING 11.10.2017 at 9-14  at Viikki, Latokartanonkaari 7, Seminar room 340

Pirjo Koskinen, Petri Nummi: Lectures and instructions for TV workshops

31.10.–2.11.2017 (9–18), Place: Kallio-Kuninkala, Järvenpää: TV workshop + rhetorics, presentation skills, popular writing, poster workshop. Nice time together, activities!

Programme below:

Teachers: Pirjo Koskinen, Mika Hietanen, Petri Nummi

Conference presentation

Responsible course teacher: Carol Norris

Thursdays 14.00–17.00 / 14.9.–19.10.2017

WebOodi:  YEB-103

Scientific writing (YEB-104)

Responsible course teacher: Alyce Whipp

Fridays 9.00–12.00 / 3.11.–8.12.2017

Grant writing (YEB-105)

Responsible  course teacher: Vanessa Fuller

Time: Fridays 9.00–12.00 / 22.9.–6.10.2017

Esiintymiskurssi (YEB-099)

Syyskuu, 9.00–13.45 (Teoria + harjoituksia: 7.–8.9; 13.–15.9; 21.–22.9.2017)

Esiintymistaidon kurssi on tarkoitettu jatko-opiskelijoille, jotka haluavat varmuutta esiintymistilanteisiin, kuten luentojen, esitelmien ja puheiden pitämiseen. Kurssilla voit valmistautua väitöstilaisuudessa esittämääsi lektioon. Tarkoitettu erityisesti opiskelijoille, jotka väittelevät vuoden sisällä.

Kurssin sisältö jakaantuu kolmeen osa-alueeseen:
1. Hengitys- ja puhetekniikkaan
2. Rentoutusharjoituksiin, joilla voi lieventää jännitystä
3. Esiintymiseen teknisenä suorituksena.

Kurssin opettaja on TeM Mia Pätsi, www.miapatsi.com.

OBS. This course is in Finnish

Project management and leadership

Viikki: 3.-5.4.2019

Teacher: Sergey Nesterov