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Educational sessions

The Research School's educational sessions on interdisciplinary topics aim to encourage a broad and critical thinking about science through interactive teaching and student-centered learning. These sessions are primarily aimed at PhD students and postdocs. Sessions are run once per year.

Critical Reasoning and Logic 

The course introduces the most important concepts of logic: premises and conclusions of arguments, validity and soundness of arguments, deductive vs. inductive reasoning, common types of inferences and fallacies. The idea of the course is to use these concepts as a toolbox, which will provide useful techniques for everyday scientific work. The participants learn how to reconstruct arguments from scientific texts, how to give well-structured and logically valid arguments, and how to avoid misunderstandings. 

Target audience

PhD students and postdocs affiliated with Lund Stem Cell Center


Registration/application: Seats are limited to 15 and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Admitted participants are expected to attend both days.

Deadline: April 9, 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application via email within one week after the application deadline.

Register here:…


Kai Hüwelmeyer
Institut für Argumentationskompetenz, Berlin, Germany 

Kai Hüwelmeyer studied physics and philosophy in Tübingen, Manchester and Frankfurt. He completed his degree in philosophy with a thesis on the objectivity and truth of moral statements. Since 2017 he has been looking at how moral opinions can be justified in the face of disagreement, as part of his PhD thesis. The project is funded by the Foundation Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt. Kai Hüwelmeyer has several years of academic teaching experience in physics and mathematics as well as in philosophy and logic. In addition he frequently gives workshops on human rights activism.


Course fee

  • The workshop is free of charge for members of the Research School in Stem Cell Biology. Read more about membership here.
  • No-show policy: Individuals who have been admitted to the workshop and fail to show up will be required to pay a no-show fee of 1000 SEK. If you cannot attend the workshop, please send an e-mail to christine [dot] karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se in advance.


For questions or ideas, please contact:

Henrik Ahlenius
Henrik [dot] Ahlenius [at] med [dot] lu [dot] setarget="_self"

Christine Karlsson
Christine [dot] Karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] setarget="_self"




February 14, 2020

Celine Carret
Senior Editor EMBO Molecular Medicine

Topic: Scientific Integrity: How to publish reproducible results

January 24, 2019

Professor Karla Ballman
Chief of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Ithaca, NY, USA

Topic: Experimental design and scientific rigor

October 19-20, 2017

Professor Tariq Enver
Head of the Stem Cell Laboratory and Director of the University College London Cancer Institute, UK

Topic: How to formulate good scientific questions