Chair of Bioinformatics


Modern Methods in Infection Biology

4th International Summer School

September 21st - 25th 2015

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg Germany


The workshop provides a major opportunity for networking with local experts in the field, as well as establishing new networks with international peers.

Selection criteria

Outstanding BSc and MSc students, and PhD candidates who have a clear focus on infection biology. Applicants are selected on the basis of motivation and qualification. International and national applications are welcome, as are applications from outstanding students of the University of Würzburg.

The number of participants is limited to 25.

Early registration is recommended.

Course requirements

Advanced spoken and written English skills are required as all lectures and labs are held in English.


Participants will receive a certificate of participation as well as 5 ECTS.


Limited accommodation for international students is provided at the Schönstatt-Zentrum Marienhöhe, Josef-Kentenich-Weg 1, 97074 Würzburg, 5 minutes walking distance to the Biocentre.



When Schönstatt Centre is full, there are no more rooms available, the participants could book the rooms from this youth hostel on the webpage:

Cultural programme

Welcome Dinner

Historic City Tour

Farewell Dinner

there is more information about the Wuerzburg, please visit here.

Programme organisers

Prof. Dr. Th. Dandekar

Dr. U. Rapp-Galmiche

This programme is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research, grant number 01PL11019.

The University of Würzburg is listed amongst the top four German universities in the Life Sciences and has a strong focus on infection biology research (source: funding ranking DFG).

The Faculty of Biology of the University of Würzburg is organizing an annual international Summer School in infection biology. Speakers and scientific coordinators are Prof. Dr. Dandekar, Prof.
Dr. Brehm, Dr. Kramer and Dr. Fraunholz.

Our goal is to offer national and international BSc, MSc, and PhD students the opportunity to meet, learn and discuss, in order to develop and apply cutting edge insights and techniques and view these from a bioinformatics as well as a microbiology perspective.

Important new methods in drug screening, microscopy and system biology will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will gain a deeper insight into important models of infectious  diseases and will benefit from small group discussions and subsequent application of newly acquired knowledge and techniques.

Application information

The application deadline is 31.07.2015.

Please send applications to:

Dr. Ulrike Rapp-Galmiche

Josef-Martin-Weg, Gebäude 54/1
Campus Hubland-Nord
Universität Würzburg
97074 Würzburg


Phone: +49-0931-3186901


Applications should include:

  • Letter of motivation (100 words)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Publications, if applicable.

  • A limited number of travel grants are available upon request

Workshop location

Biocentre of the University of Würzburg,

Am Hubland, Würzburg, D-97074

Bavaria, Germany


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