2021 International Summer School: Online, 9-27 August

The Online International Summer School (ISS) offers outstanding and enthusiastic undergraduate and Master's students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire excellent training from leading scientists in molecular biology.  Our 3-week online programme focuses on “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability”.

Get training in scientific and transferable skills from leading experts, attend lectures by renowned scientists, and dive into group projects! Our training focuses on interdisciplinary education in the following fields:

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

Read more about the activities organised during the 2021 Online ISS here!

Applications are now open! The registration deadline is 12 May 2021 at 12:00 (noon) CEST. The application deadline is 19 May 2021 at 12:00 (noon) CEST.  Further information regarding the full application process can be found here.

In order to allow participants from different time zones to join our online ISS, the programme covers a period of 15 half-workdays.


Information for applicants in response to the coronavirus

To minimise risks to the health of participants, the International Summer School 2021 will take place onlineThe ISS 2021 call remains open, andwe encourage interested applicants to continue to apply. Further information regarding the full application process can be found here.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

IMB prioritises the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. For further information about how IMB is handling the current coronavirus situation, please see our updated news page.


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. The ISS is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB).