Activities and Training

The International Summer School offers prospective scientists the opportunity to develop their skills in an informal and international atmosphere.


Lecture series on Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability

Lectures and discussion groups by Group Leaders will give you a comprehensive insight into the latest research findings and identify key open questions in gene regulation, epigenetics and genome stability.

"ISS at IMB offers a great environment, resources and fascinating scientific questions. It is an excellent opportunity – just take it and make the most of it!"


Lab-based research project

As an ISS student, you will work on a cutting-edge research project in the lab of one of the participating research groups. As well as carrying out your own project, you will be fully integrated into lab life, participating in lab meetings and journal clubs.

“This is a vibrant summer school at the cutting-edge of epigenetics and gene regulation”


Learning valuable professional skills

Furthermore, the ISS will teach you professional skills, such as presentation and communication techniques, that are required for a successful career as a scientist.

"It changed my perspective on science for the better and was the best science summer in my life"


Getting to know other researchers

The ISS will provide you with an attractive supplementary programme of social activities such as dinners, sightseeing tours and excursions in and around Mainz, giving you plenty of opportunities to get to know the other participants in the ISS. Furthermore, as part of the IMB community, you will be in close contact with the researchers and students participating in IMB’s International PhD Programme on the “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability”.

"It's a great opportunity to improve your lab skills and to work in an international atmosphere"