The ZIBI Summer School is intended for international and German postgraduate students of biosciences or medicine who are in their final stage of their Master studies. It offers a forum for excellent students who consider infection biology and immunology as a research area for their PhD work and therefore seek a more comprehensive understanding of this interdisciplinary research field. Doctoral students who just started can also participate if they want to obtain additional training to complement their specific research project in infection biology or immunology. As a yearly changing topic, we offer an enclosed Scientific Symposium. This symposium is meant to bring together young scientist (MSc students, PhD students and postdocs) from different countries with the local ZIBI researchers, students and international guest speakers.
The ZIBI Summer School is divided into three parts. First, we offer a one week lecture course that consists of lectures by our local scientists. General topics of infection biology and immunology will be introduced with this lecture series. We don't offer any scholarships for the one-week lecture course alone but you can register to participate on own financing.
The second part of the Summer School is a Scientific Symposium (2017: Ecology of Infectious Diseases) which will take place in the second week. The symposium is open for further participants who have to register.
The scientific part of the ZIBI Summer School will conclude with practical courses that are offered exclusively for the 18 scholars. They will have the possibility to choose one of the courses offered by the local research groups thus being introduced to their research and to the institutes of the ZIBI.
The ZIBI Summer School 2017 was supported by the DAAD with scholarships for 18 international students. A scholarship covers the travel to Berlin, accomodation and the participation of the complete Summer School including a cultural side-program.