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 postgraduate 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.

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 plays a multifaceted role. It serves as the graduate school of the Research Center “Translational Medicine” with its three research areas “Immunotherapy”, “Translational Neurosciences” and “Translational Vascular Biology”. Beyond this, TransMed is the umbrella organization for all training groups within the area of biomedicine at JGU:




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.

PD Dr. med. Julia Weinmann-Menke
TransMed Program Director
Dr. rer. nat. Petra M. Schwarz
Managing Program Coordinator

Fachveranstaltung 4. rmn2 Vorlesung: Herta Flor: "Das plastische Gehirn – Wie Schmerz erlernt und verlernt wird"





    Frau Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.  Herta Flor ist wissenschaftliche Direktorin des Instituts für Neuropsychologie und Klinische Psychologie am Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit in Mannheim und Lehrstuhlinhaberin für Neuropsychologie an der Universität Heidelberg.

    Sie erarbeitete grundlegende Erkenntnisse über die enge Verbindung zwischen körperlichen Ursachen und der psychologischen Dimension des Schmerzes und  zeigte erstmals klar auf, welche psychologischen Grundvoraussetzungen dazu beitragen, dass sich Schmerzen chronisch ausbilden.



Date Monday 19. February 2018
Time 17:00 Uhr

Gebäude 505, Hörsaal Chirurgie


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herta Flor

Institut für Neuropsychologie und Klinische Psychologie

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit

Mannheim, Deutschland

Education Credits 0,1 CP TransMed


Mailing address:

University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz


Office address:

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Managing Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 568

Tel +49 6131 17-9149


Natalia Maier
Research Assistant
Bldg. 907, Room 576

Tel +49 6131 17-7631


TransMed takes part in the GYR (Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers) fair on May 30th, 2018.


We congratulate Sadhna Sahani on her successfully completed PhD thesis on January 26th, 2018!