Germany, Hannover

Immunology

when 13 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 100

The successful LISA program, now in its sixth year with over 150 alumni, selects highly-qualified students in the life sciences for an intensive, short-term course on current topics of immunology research and experimental techniques. The program consists of one week of lectures given by scientists from the Hannover Medical School, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the Twincore, followed by at least one (and up to three) week-long rotations in campus laboratories where participants have the opportunity to apply their new knowledge of immunology. The program is supplemented by “State of the Art” knowledge presented by renowned researchers from prestigious institutions.

Course leader

Director: Prof. Dr. Tim Sparwasser
Coordinators: Dr. Wiebke Ginter, Dr. Susanne Kruse

Target group

LISA recruits students at the Bachelor and Master levels in the life sciences and medicine who demonstrate a strong interest in immunology. The number of awards is limited to 50, of which 40 are reserved for international students. Travel awards are available for all international students.

Course aim

The program should equip the students with a sound basis of immunological knowledge and seeks to inspire talented individuals to pursue research careers in immunology. They will be exposed to the many training opportunities and avenues for scientific growth available through the Hannover Biomedical Research School, but also will get acquainted with Germany and Europe in general as attractive destinations for training in research.

Credits info

6 ECTS
ECTS points are awarded according to the length of attendance:
2 weeks correspond to 4 ECTS
3 weeks correspond to 5 ECTS
4 weeks correspond to 6 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 100: The students are required to pay 100 EUR per week. The minimum length is 2 weeks, consisting of 1 week of lectures and 1 week of laboratory training. The students have the option to extend the course for up to two weeks to attend additional laboratory rotations.