Integrated Research Training Group

The IRTG “Immunovirology” is a part of the CRC TRR179(Link auf die Hauptseite des TRR179?), "Determinants and dynamics of elimination versus persistence of hepatitis virus infection". The IRTG aims to provide PhD and MD students of TRR179 a tailored and structured qualification programme related to all topics integrated in the TRR179. The programme is dedicated to training and education in techniques and methods in the fields of immunology, virology and cell biology, including aspects of system biology, high resolution and live cell imaging as well as bioinformatics. In addition, the IRTG is instrumental to establish a trans-regional tie connecting all TRR179 PhD students, MD students, Postdocs, fellows and adjunct students at the three partner sites, Heidelberg, Munich and Freiburg as well as between the different scientific disciplines represented within TRR179.

The most important goal of the IRTG Immunovirology is to provide MD and PhD students involved in TRR179 a qualification programme that specifically supports their experimental studies on immunology and virology to promote their scientific excellence and independence.

Key features of the IRTG qualification programme are:
1. Thesis advisory committee (TAC)mentoring and supervision by interdisciplinary team of supervisors including trans-regional PIs
2. Annual retreats with invited speakers
3. Scientifc education with TRR179 Thursday Lunch Lectures and TRR179 seminars with invited speakers
4. Qualification workshops
5. Soft skills seminars
6. Secondments and laboratory exchanges
7. IRTG - Café – virtual coffee meetings with PIs and invited IRTG Alumni