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Center of Infection Biology and Immunity

ZIBI Graduate School

We provide excellent training in infection biology and immunology for doctoral researchers since 18 years!

Since 2005, the ZIBI Graduate School Berlin has provided an umbrella structure for graduate training programs with a focus on research in infection and immunity. The unique assemblage of research groups that focus on infection biology and immunology has made Berlin an ideal location for our ZIBI GS. The school reflects a strong and actively cooperating community. From its inception, the ZIBI GS was designed to bridge the traditional divide between individual disciplines, such as virology, bacteriology, parasitology and immunology, and provide a truly interdisciplinary framework for the doctoral researchers.

Our young researchers capitalize on being exposed to a wide variety of research cultures that include university institutes, government agencies (e.g., the Robert Koch Institute) and basic science institutions (e.g., the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology). We are particularly proud that the exchange between doctoral researchers among themselves and with PIs of the ZIBI GS has significantly strengthened the collaborative links between groups and increased the quality of research.

The ZIBI Graduate School Berlin is the roof of seven initiatives:

Former graduate programs:

  • Research Training Group of the DFG SFB 650 "Suppression of unwanted immune reactions" (RTG-SFB650), funding period: 01/2013 – 12/2016
  • DFG Research Training Group 1121 "Genetic and Immunologic Determinants of Pathogen-Host-Interactions" (GRK1121), funding period: 04/2005 – 03/2014
  • Leibniz Graduate School for Rheumatology (LGRh), funding period: 06/2013 – 10/2017