Programme Description

The programme consists of several components:

Research Project

Each fellow will be allocated a faculty member, with whom they will work closely. A diverse range of research projects are available in: Molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, and biochemistry. The research project will focus on a current topic in the allocated lab. Supported by a member of the laboratory the scholar will be expected to perform experiments, analyse data, generate ideas, and discuss their results. In addition to practical laboratory work the scholar will also take part in lab meetings and journal clubs.

Lecture Series

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School includes a series of lectures given by faculty members on recent discoveries and state-of-the-art techniques in their respective field. Covering a broad range of topics the lectures will include the latest on small regulatory RNAs, the cell division apparatus and neuronal circuitry. These exclusive lectures will be held in an informal atmosphere to encourage interaction between scholars and faculty.

Scientific Symposium

The Vienna Biocenter Summer School concludes with a scientific symposium. In a short talk each scholar will present her/his findings to students and faculty. Prizes are awarded to the students that give the best presentations.

Summer in Vienna

Vienna offers a rich cultural heritage, splendid museums, a plethora of art galleries, and a vibrant nightlife. With over 120,000 students, and hosting many international organisations the city is both diverse and eclectic. With its low rate of crime, superb public transport, and access to beautiful surrounding regions it is easy to see why Vienna is regularly ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities.

Find out more about Vienna here: http://www.wien.info/en

Social Programme

Applicants will be pleased to hear that the scientific program is complemented by an energetic social calendar. This includes: An opening dinner, a visit to Vienna’s famed Schönbrunn Palace, a trip to a heurigen, a final Summer School celebration and our regular Friday evening social hours and other campus activities.