Translational programm für young researchers

The main goal of the integrated research training group (IRTG) is to train students from different disciplines such as molecular medicine, molecular life sciences, biology, pharmacy or medicine in basic and clinical research.

The key elements of the training program are as follows:

  • Mentoring commission: Each graduate will be supervised and coached by three researchers (at least one scientist/PhD and one clinical researcher/MD) in monthly meetings. The students advancements are documented yearly in the “Progress report”.
  • Bi-weekly ‘jour fix’: The graduates organize meetings every two weeks which are supervised by a CRC1181 principle investigator. The meetings offer the possibility (i) to get an overview of all CRC1181 projects, (ii) to present and discuss own data, (iii) for information exchange and development of ideas, (iv) presentation and discussion of technical difficulties and solutions of methodological problems and as well (v) for integration of new IRTG members.
  • Training workshops: In the framework of the IRTG we offer ongoing specific workshops and practical courses, especially imaging workshops.
  • Seminars: The graduates organize different seminars to gain insights in other fields as well as economics.
  • Publicity: The graduates are involved in scientific events such as the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Erlangen and inform visitors  about their respective field of study, career possibilities and the resolution of inflammation.
  • Life@FAU: Since the life science graduate school Life@FAU was established at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität,  our graduates joined this common interdisciplinary endeavor. Participating in Life@FAU not only broadens the variety of workshops for our graduate students, but allows networking and exchange between different disciplines of other graduate schools based on life science research.