The educational ‘Leitmotiv’ of the GRK1591 is to enable students to conduct independent and internationally competitive research in the life sciences with a focus on post-transcriptional regulation. Training is embedded in an interdisciplinary network, which also includes translational aspects. Accordingly, the graduate program brings together research and educational expertise from the faculty of Natural Sciences I (Biological Sciences) and the Faulty of Medicine of the MLU. This joining of efforts provides a new concept that has substantially promoted research and training efforts in the life science focus of the MLU during the first funding period (2010-2014).
The main objective of the training program is not to provide more courses and lectures redundant with the curricula students already went through but to support students in their thesis projects and scientific careers. In continuation of the first funding period the training program consists of four modules:
(1) Student Seminar