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

Upcoming Events

FTN Seminar Series: Dimitri M. Kullmann: "Hippocampal gamma oscillations: dynamical
properties and closed-loop manipulation"

Mainz Immunology Seminar Series: Bojan Polić: "A new role of an old player: Interferon gamma mediated crosstalk between the immune and endocrine systems in a viral infection"

GRK BioMaS-Seminar: Thomas Burg: "Micro/nanosystems for analyzing cells, biomolecules, and nanoparticles“



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



Save the date! Join the TransMed Christmas Colloquium on December 12th, 2018!


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!