International Summer School 2024: 12 August - 20 September, in Mainz

Are you an outstanding and enthusiastic undergraduate or Master's student from all over the world, including Germany, looking for a summer programme where your passion for science is met by a stimulating international environment? Then you should apply to the International Summer School (ISS) and join our lively & international scientific community for a 6-week programme including:

  • Lectures by leading experts in their field
  • Hands-on work on cutting-edge research topics
  • Training in valuable professional skills

As an ISS student, you will receive an interdisciplinary education on our overarching theme of Epigenetics & Genome stability of Health, Ageing & Disease and you will be hosted by one of IMB's research groups. Participating research groups offer research projects on:

  • Ageing & Disease
  • RNA Biology
  • DNA Repair & Genome Stability
  • Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Working on these projects, you will acquire excellent practical skills and hands-on training from leading scientists in molecular biology. During the ISS, you will have the chance to get insights into techniques like CRISPR/Cas genome editing, next-generation sequencing (NGS) and modeling of gene networks. You will also be integrated in an international research community, and will network with local PhD students and postdocs at our social events. 

Ready to apply? Please see our Apply to the ISS and Participating Groups pages for more information.

For more facts and figures about the ISS, check out the ISS at a Glance

If you have any questions that are not answered here or in our FAQs, you contact us via email.