International Summer School

The ISS 2017 will run from 14 Aug - 22 Sep 2017.

The call for applications for the ISS 2017 is now closed.


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, Masters and PhD 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
  • Genome Stability
  • Functional Morphology of the Nucleus
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics  
  • Translational Research

Research Groups participating in the ISS include Group Leaders at IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University and Mainz's University Medical Centre.

Your travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the ISS. 

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.

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