Osnabrück, Germany

Biodiversity: The Diversity of Ecosystems, Genes and Species

when 7 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1500

Initially, you will gain a general overview of the topic of biodiversity. In order to understand biodiversity in its evolutionary context as well as its current loss, keynote lectures will shed light on biological as well as socio-economic aspects of the topic. Subsequently, you will learn about current methods in biodiversity-related research and participate in hands-on, laboratory-based classes. The final part of the program deepens the contents of the classes and closes with a student-led symposium. Additionally, all Summer Schools students will take part in a German taster course.

Course leader

Schools of Biology, Osnabrück University

Target group

Advanced bachelor students, or master students in the early stage of their study, with a background in cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics. Graduate students who started with their work and who want to obtain additional training can also participate. The School offers an attractive forum for any student considering cell & membrane biology as a research area for their future work. Since all courses are taught in English, proficiency in English (B2 CEFR) is required. Applicants go through a selection procedure. Participants must be over the age of 18.

Course aim

To familiarize students with the molecular principles underlying the organization of biomembranes and microcompartments.

Fee info

EUR 1500: The program fee of 1500 € includes the course fee, accommodation, the entire cultural and recreational program, free public transportation within the city of Osnabrück and a discount for using Osnabrück University’s cafeterias. In addition to the course you will be able to take part in a rich cultural program: visit of sights in Osnabrück, excursions to Bremen and Berlin, a mudflat hiking tour on the shores of the North Sea, sports and much more!