Chair of Bioinformatics


    Modern Methods in Infection Biology

    5th International Summer School

    September 12th - 16th 2016

    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 3-5 ECTS.
    Participants may achieve 2 extra credits for a maximum of 5 credits total by submitting a Research Paper. Information regarding deadlines, format, content and topics are available in the online course. All Summer School participants will be able to register for the online course after admission to complete the preparatory reading and access course material.


    Participants are responsible for organizing their own accommodation in Wuerzburg. We can recommend the Schönstattzentrum Marienhöhe or the Babelfisch Hostel.

    Anfahrt: http://www.schoenstatt-wuerzburg.de/bwo/dcms/sites/bistum/extern/schoenstatt_wuerzburg/anfahrt.html


    When Schönstatt Centre is full, there are no more rooms available, the participants could book the rooms from this youth hostel on the webpage: http://www.babelfish-hostel.de

    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 15.07.2016.

    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

    Email: ulrike.rapp-galmiche@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Applications should include:

    • Letter of motivation (100 words)

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Publications, if applicable.

    • A limited number of travel grants are available upon request. To apply for a travel grant please attach a Financial Aid / Need Statement to your application.

    Workshop location

    Biocentre of the University of Würzburg,

    Am Hubland, Würzburg, D-97074

    Bavaria, Germany


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