International Summer School

We are currently planning the ISS 2020. Please check our website in December for updated information. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get all updates in time.


The International Summer School (ISS) is a 6-week programme with a focus on “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability”. It is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB).

The programme offers outstanding and enthusiastic undergraduate and Master's students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire excellent practical skills and hands-on training from leading scientists in molecular biology. If this describes you then please keep reading to find out more about the ISS and how to apply.

The International Summer School has a clearly defined and unique profile that will provide you with interdisciplinary education in the following fields:

  • Epigenetics
  • Gene Regulation
  • DNA Damage & Genome Stability
  • Developmental Biology
  • Systems Biology & Bioinformatics  
  • Translational Research

The programme of the ISS covers a period of 30 workdays.

Research Groups participating in the ISS include groups at IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University and Mainz's University Medical Center.

For more information on Mainz and what the city has to offer, please check Working & Living in Mainz.

If you have any questions about the ISS, please visit our FAQs page. You can also contact us using the details on the contact page. Keep an eye on our webpage or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for further updates.