1st CiM Summer School – Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Development and Disease
18.07.–26.08.2016 | Münster/Germany

The 1st CiM Summer School addressed MSc students from all over the world. Participants were supported by a fellowship and worked on a 6-weeks research project in one of the participating labs. Fellows were requested to attend a lecture series where faculty members presented recent discoveries and latest methods related to their field of research. The language of the program was English.

© CiM - Peter Leßmann

Look back: a summer in the CiM lab

In the first CiM Summer School students from all over the world worked in various labs at the Cluster and gained insights into a wide range of subjects. The master's students Ekaterina Kozaeva from Russia and Hang Liu from China report on their experiences.

© Presseamt Münster - Angelika Klauser

Living in Münster

Münster is a multi-faceted city and an outstanding place to live, work, learn and do research. It is characterized by its historic city center and lots of green areas. Münster is Germany's capital city of bicycles where, form a statistical perspective, each inhabitant owns almost two bicycles. And last but not least, it is characterized by a strong influence of academic life with almost 50,000 students.

Projects & Labs

Guided by a member of the allocated lab, fellows were expected to perform experiments, analyze the data, contribute to the project with own ideas, and participate in lab meetings and journal clubs. Project results were presented in a scientific symposium on the last day of the Summer School. Topics included imaging, genomics, modeling, cell mechanics, immune regulation, inflammation, RNA biology, vascular biology and neurobiology.


Fellows benefitted from free accommodation in one of the student dormitories of Münster University (fully furnished single-rooms with shared kitchen/bathroom on each floor). Dormitories were within walking distance to public transport. Each fellow was awarded a stipend of 600 Euros to cover living expenses for 6 weeks. Other benefits included a free travel pass for public transport, reimbursement of travel costs (up to 500 Euros) and social events.