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Biomembranes & Cellular Microcompartments (BCMC)

Extended deadline

We have extended the deadline for applications until April 24th, 2022. Scholarships and travel stipends will still be available to applicants whose documents reach us before the end of the deadline. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions concerning the application process.

This Summer School offers a unique training program for international students to acquire an integrated perspective on the architecture, biogenesis, dynamics and, eventually, on the physiological functions of biomembranes and cellular microcompartments. The participants will gain direct insight into a wide array of experimental approaches and model systems to visualize microcompartments and elucidate their function and dynamics. Due attention will be paid on how the acquired knowledge provides a rationale for novel therapeutic interventions and applications in biotechnology. The program combines theory (lectures, tutorials) with experiment, laboratory tours and a scientific minisymposium organized by the International Training Group of the CRC944, bringing together Summer School participants with local faculty, PhD students and PIs of the CRC. The program also includes a career development workshop “Making your next move in/outside academia”, which is open to both international and local students to stimulate exchange of academic and cultural experiences across ethnic and geographical borders. Thus, all students participating in the program will benefit from great opportunities to build personal networks among each other as well as with (inter)national experts, which should have a long-lasting positive impact on their professional careers.

Course Details

  • Name: Biomembranes & Cellular Microcompartments
  • Date: July 10th to 30th, 2022
  • Credits awarded: 5 ECTS
  • Primary language of instruction: English
  • Necessary language level: B2
  • Course fee: EUR 1500; EUR 1250 for participants from partner universities; scholarships available
  • Application: February 1st to April 24th, 2022

Course Description

This Summer School offers 16 international students a unique opportunity to acquire an integrated perspective on the biogenesis, dynamics and physiological functions of biomembranes and cellular microcompartments and explore their options for pursuing an academic career in Germany. The school is organized by the Natural Sciences Faculty at Osnabrück University (UOS), which combines a strong tradition in biomembrane research with the development of new technologies at the interface of nanoscience and cell biology.


Download the application form here (PDF, 477 kB) and apply between February 1 and April 15, 2022!

BCMC at a Glance

Find all essential course information in a single document here (PDF, 0.90 MB).

Scholarships available!

The biology department is offering a limited number of partial scholarships funded by the DAAD. Applicants who lack the means to fully cover their participation fee can apply for a limited number of travel stipends and/or partial registration fee waivers (max. EUR 750 plus travel allowance) by including a motivated request in the application. After closure of the application deadline, all applications will be checked and the selection committee will choose the scholarship holders.

Apply now!

Download the application form (PDF, 477 kB) now! Once completed (either digitally or manually), please send the signed copy/scan and all other necessary documents to between February 1 and April 15, 2022.


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