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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 physician-scientists and natural scientists.



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

Upcoming Events

IL-23 biology in the GI tract of neonates and adults

FTN Seminar Series: "Light is painfully blue - for TRPA1"

FZI-Seminar: Wolfgang Weninger, Sydney, Australia