The Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS) Immunosciences and Infection, was established in 2016 on the basis of the Graduate Program International Immunology Training Program Bonn (IITB) developed by ImmunoSensation. The BIGS Immunosciences and Infection now provides a unique framework for all PhD students in the fields of immunology and infectious disease in Bonn. Furthermore, BIGS serves as umbrella for other structured PhD programs in immunology, e.g. the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2168 between Bonn and Melbourne.
The scientific curriculum consists of a 3-year structured PhD program and offers focused soft skill courses, as well as technical workshops, seminar series with invited guest speakers and funding for research visits abroad, and the participation in international conferences and immunology schools. In addition, the BIGS Immunosciences and Infection provides important networking contacts through exchange programs.
In this structured PhD program, students gain experience with state-of-the-art technologies and become part of a vibrant scientific network and an internationally competitive scientific training program.