The International Immunology Training Program Bonn - IITB
The IITB offers a highly interactive, stimulating research environment which fosters creative thinking and independent research and supports career development in the field of life and medical sciences.
At the beginning of the 3-year program, graduate students attend an introductory module and rotations in the laboratories of ImmunoSensation members. This orientation will introduce new students to the foci of our research groups, as well as the resources and expertise available within the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence.
Seminar Series/ Courses
The structured program of the IITB includes a seminar series once a month which covers cutting-edge research areas and technologies. The seminars are followed by meet-the-expert events for IITB students. In addition, elective modules for graduate students will be offered in order to give students the opportunity to acquire additional technical skills, e.g. flow cytometry, genome-wide editing or in vivo imaging.
Furthermore, courses will be offered on general scientific methods, such as statistics and data presentation as well as key soft skills, such as scientific writing, oral presentations and conflict management.
If IITB students are interested in technical platforms that are not available within the Cluster, they can apply for a short-term fellowship for training in an external laboratory in Germany or abroad. The ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence is a member of the International Innate Immunity Consortium, and students are encouraged to participate in exchanges with our international collaborators.
Throughout the graduate program, IITB participants are guided by their supervisor and an additional mentor. This should ensure regular project-related discussions. The progress of each research project will also be followed in oral and written annual reports.