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, the public sector, 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.

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

Fachveranstaltung FTN Seminar Series: Israel Nelken: "The coding of surprise in the auditory system"

Veranstalter: Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN)

    Host of this event is Prof. Simon Rumpel, Institute of Physiology and Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz (

    Following the lecture, you are invited to meet with Prof. Nelken for an informal question and answer session and enjoy some wine and cheese.

Date Tuesday 6. March 2018
Time 18:00 Uhr

Building 706, Pathology Lecture Hall


Prof. Israel Nelken

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences


University, Jerusalem, Israel

Education Credits 0,1 CP TransMed

Daniela Liegel-Seitz
FTN Fellowship Coordinator
Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN)
Institut für Mikroskopische Anatomie und Neurobiologie
Phone: +49 6131 39 22365

Downloads FTN_Seminar_Series_Plakat_Part_1_2018_03.pdf


Mailing address:

University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz


Office address:

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz
Managing Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 01-214

Tel +49 6131 17-9149


Lina Heck
Research Assistant
Bldg. 907, Room 01-216

Tel +49 6131 17-7632



We congratulate Alaa Ibrahim on her successfully completed PhD thesis on October 24, 2018.


Congratulations to Erika Diehl for receiving the Science Award by the association frei für forschung-Neue Wege in der Medizin e.V. at the CRISPR Genome Editing Workshop on September 3rd, 2018!


TransMed Fellow Erika Diehl received the Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship for her research abroad at the Johns Hopkins University!