Research Training Group
One of the main goals of the SFB 1192 is to promote the careers of excellent young researchers and medical students. The prerequisite for this goal is the establishment of a well-structured experimental MD thesis program that attracts outstanding medical students and PhD graduate students with a strong interest in basic and clinical research.
The integrated Research Training Group titled "Mechanisms of Immune-Mediated Tissue Injury" therefore offers a scholarship to eight medical students for one year, enabling them to work on an experimental MD thesis. During this period, the students will dedicate their time exclusively to their research activities. The medical students will receive a financial support of € 800 / month.
In addition to the eight stipends for MD students, the PhD graduate students, who are funded within the individual projects, are members of the Research Training group as well and participate in the training program.
In addition to the scientific work on their projects, the Research Training Group offers MD and PhD graduate students a structured training program. This includes both methodical courses and regular seminars to improve their understanding of basic immune mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and to facilitate the translation of these findings into the clinical setting.
Another central aim of the Research Training Group is a structured training programme in “soft skills” and an individual mentoring/coaching programme. For this purpose, regular seminars on communication and presentation techniques and on scientific writing, as well as scientific education seminars, including lecture series and annual retreats, will be held. An individual mentoring/coaching commission supports the MD students to achieve their goal to gain an experimental MD thesis.