Those who are interested in me supervising their Betriebspraktikum:

Please check our website whether your topic falls into one of our research interests or areas of teaching.

NO? Please send me an email with your topic and I will decide.

YES? Please send me two pages outlining the scientific topic of your proposed work – in other words, please tell me why it is scientifically interesting to do this work. See here some hints of how to write a report, or in fact, any scientific paper.

Start with a strong first sentence related to your topic. For example, The genetic diversity of a population predicts its extinction risk and its evolutionary potential. Then a bit more detail and include three to five primary references. (Primary references are peer-reviewed journal articles or books. Wikipedia or textbook chapters, websites or newspaper articles are not primary references). Then continue… Because the population genetic structure is the main measure of genetic diversity, I will go to Peru and help collecting animals that will be used to measure population genetic structure.

Send the paper to me and I will then get some comments back to you. Betriebspraktikum in our lab will be completed by the normal oral presentation plus a max. 4-page report (in German or English).