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MIAS – Medicine from bench to bedside and back!

The conceptual idea of the Munich International Autumn School is to provide early career scientists in respiratory medicine a platform for scientific exchange and hands-on training on state-of-the art methods in basic experimental and translational lung research. The one-week program starts with an interactive poster session, followed by:

  • Extensive experimental hands-on practical training modules with special focus on state-of-the art and innovative technologies for modern respiratory research
  • Specific lectures with lively discussions given by scientific experts from our faculty as well as from international experts
  • Networking opportunities for international collaborations and translational research ideas

To learn about the bench-to-bedside approach at the CPC and the clinics in Munich, the participants are also visiting:

  • Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital Munich in Großhadern
  • Asklepios Hospital Gauting, the fifth-largest specialist clinic for pulmonary disease in Germany

Traditionally, the MIAS participants enjoy a wonderful Bavarian dinner on the last night of the program. For more details, please check out the program of MIAS 2019.

How did the participants experience MIAS 2019? Would they recommend participation to other young researchers? See their answers in the video:


MIAS – Munich International Autumn School

The MIAS is taking place at the CPC since 2012 and was initiated by the AtemWeg foundation together with the scientific and clinical partners within the CPC in order to provide knowledge transfer and training for young and early career scientists and clinicians. In 2019, MIAS was organized by the CPC Research School “Lung Biology and Disease” with financial support from the DZL/CPC-M, the AtemWeg foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim and Vitrocell Systems. 

Young clinicians and scientists with an MD or PhD background can participate. The number of participants is limited, in 2019 there were 12. Costs for accommodation and meals are covered by the CPC Research School and the AtemWeg foundation. Travel costs must be covered by the applicants or their institutions. Fellowships for travel costs may be awarded to selected applicants.

For further information, please take a look at the flyer.


Kaori Sumikawa, Dr. Cornelia Depner, Dr. Doreen Franke