International Summer School 2023: 17 July - 25 August, in Mainz

Are you an undergraduate or Master's student 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). As an ISS student you will receive an interdisciplinary education on the overarching themes of Epigenetics & Genome stability of Health, Ageing & Disease, focusing on the following fields:

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

For an overview of the ISS, have a look at ISS at a Glance. If you want to know more about our programme, discover the ISS Activities & Training!

    About the ISS

    The ISS 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. Participating research groups cover a broad range of expertise in genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and phase separation. For a better overview, browse through our research topics.

    The 6-week programme of the ISS includes:

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

    During the ISS, you will have the chance to get insights into techniques like genome editing or next-generation sequencing, 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. 

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