Mit Unterstützung der

Dear doctoral students,
Join in!

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Elsenbruch

Vice Dean for Junior
Scientists and Diversity

Prof. Dr. Michael Forsting

Vice Dean for Research​

Tag der Forschung

18th Day of Research / 22nd November 2019 / 9 am – 5 pm​

An established event

The annual Day of Research is an event format especially for doctoral students of the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen. As young researchers, they can gather valuable impulses for their work, network with colleagues and generate new interesting research ideas.​

Poster presentations

Join in! Present your own doctoral research project at the poster presentations on the Day of Research. Within your poster presentation you will have the chance to discuss questions of the research community. An internal committee of reviewers evaluates the individual presentations. The best poster presentations will be awarded with 250 €.​

Important information / Download​

Please register by 1st October 2019 at the latest for the 18th day of research, including your abstract.
A template for the poster, notes on the poster printing and other important information can be downloaded here.​

1. Guidance_Hinweise_Tag der Forschung PDF

2. Design Template_Postervorlage_Tag der Forschung PPT

Science Slam

Science Slam on 18th Day of Research / 22nd November 2019 / 2 pm - 3 pm​

Our Science Slam​

The Science Slam as part of the Day of Research offers the opportunity to present your own research project to the public in an entertaining and pointed 10-minute lecture that inspires the audience.​

Many aids are permitted - whether presentations, props or live experiments. In the end, the audience will decide on the winner. The best Science Slam lecture will be awarded with 500 €!​


Are you going to participate as a doctoral student with a poster presentation on the Day of Research? Then you can also apply and register for the Science Slam, please until 1st October 2019, too.​

The good thing is: You will receive support in preparing your Science Slam presentation! The first eight applicants will take part in a top-class workshop led by a trained theatre pedagogue. This workshop is free of charge. It teaches content and skills that will also be helpful in other career stages!
Workshop language is English, but individual exercises can also be carried out in German.​

After participating in this workshop, the four people who will present on stage will be chosen by lot. They will receive two one-hour individual coaching sessions for the preparation of their Science Slam lectures.​


The registration and participation in the Science Slam is linked to the following mandatory dates:​

Full-day workshop for the first 8 applicants:​​
Friday, 11st October 2019 (9 am to 4 pm)​

Obligatory dates for the 4 people presenting on stage:​​
First individual one-hour coaching session:
Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
(between 9 am and 2 pm)
Second individual one-hour coaching session:​
Thursday, 14th November 2019
(between 9 am and 2 pm)​
Dress rehearsal: Thursday, 21st November 2019 (5 pm)​
Science-Slam: Friday, 22nd November 2019
(2 pm to 3 pm)​


Here you can find a video of the 16th Research Day in 2017​​


in the Lehr- und Lernzentrum of the Medical Faculty


Lehr- und Lernzentrum der Medizinischen Fakultät
Virchowstraße 163a
45147 Essen , Germany
GEO: 51.432924, 6.988292
Car parking facility:
Virchowstraße 175
45147 Essen, Germany


(until 1st of October 2019)


Dr. Barbara Waje

Leiterin wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs und Strategie

0201 / 723 - 1387

Christine Harrell, M.A.

Leiterin Kommunikation & Marketing, Referatsleitung

0201 / 723 - 1615

Katharina Umbach, M.A.


0201 / 723 - 2373