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Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine

Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed)

Within the biomedical sciences in Germany there is a striking discrepancy between internationally competitive basic research and poorly developed patient-oriented and clinical research. Thus, there is a critical need for graduate programs that train young medical and natural science graduates in basic and translational research to enable them to become future leaders in the fields of biomedicine and translational research, in academia as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed) addresses this need by providing an integrated, multidisciplinary training curriculum in all aspects of translational medicine. The training program consists of

  • a Pre-TransMed phase (addressing teaching in academic biomedicine in medical school during e.g. during acquisition of the "Dr. med." within the MAInzDoc Graduate School for Medical Students),
  • a Core-TransMed phase (with fellowships for both MD/PhD and PhD candidates performing projects in biomedical translational science within a structured, mentor-based program), and
  • a Post-TransMed phase (providing aid in obtaining first third-party funding, during PostDoc phases and/or while submitting the habilitation thesis).

TransMed is jointly run by four Faculties of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: University Medical Center, Biology, Chemistry/
Pharmaceutical Sciences/Geosciences, and Social Sciences/Media/Sports.


TransMed offers unique features for both clinician scientists and natural scientists. More information can be found in the TransMed Image Movie. Please also check the TransMed Curriculum and the Training Program offered.

Prof. Dr. med. Esther von Stebut-Borschitz
Academic Director
Dr. rer. nat. Petra Schwarz
Managing Program Coordinator

Upcoming Events

FTN Seminar Series: "Early wiring of cortical circuits: Neuronal and immune orchestration"

3rd CRC 1193 Resilience PhD/Post-Doc meeting

FTN Seminar Series: "Nature and nurture in development of cortical circuits"


Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Managing Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 568
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 2
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-9149

Natalia Maier
Research Assistant
Bldg. 907, Room 576
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 2
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-7631


We congratulate Florie Le Prieult on her successfully completed PhD thesis!