If you are looking for Zweitbetreuung or Zweitbenotung of your thesis by someone in our lab, here is how:

Come by during the office hours (Sprechstunde) or send the person an email to arrange a meeting, stating your name, degree course and type of thesis. With this email please provide a brief outline of one, max. two, pages that must contain:

1) the (tentative) title of your thesis,

2) A few sentences of introduction into the scientific problem (Why are you doing this work). Please note, it is the scientific problem of your thesis we are interested in, not why your work might be economically, medically or personally important. Ideally you put one to max 5 key primary references into your introduction. Primary references are scientific articles, not Wikipedia sites, or books or newspapers. See also the hints for the Betriebspraktikum report, they are similar.

3) How will you solve the problem? By what method and what exactly will you measure. For example, I will carry out ovarectomy and then compare the tail length of ten mice to 10 control mice OR I will compare the thickness of the cuticle of 20 males and 20 females OR I will knock in mutation X by CRISR/Cas9 and measure enzyme activity OR…

4) If you do this, half your thesis is already done because you will know what kind of data you will get (e.g., enzyme concentration differences in treatment and control groups; phylogenetic distances; proportions of certain behaviours; detailed histological sections etc.).

We will respond within a few days, if you haven’t heard back for a week, please don’t be shy and send a reminder.