Introduction to Translational Lung Research 2019

You are cordially invited to attend the Introductory Module 2019:

Fundamentals of Lung Biology and Physiology: Introductory module aiming at familiarizing students from different scientific and academic backgrounds with lung biology and physiology. November 05-07, 2019. Preliminary Program

Methods in Translational Research: MD and PhD students present fundamental biomedical methods and technologies, which they will use within the framework of their work. Topics and content are added on a relevant basis and include: Animal models, cell and tissue culture, functional analysis and cellular imaging, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, generation of antibodies, microscopy, nucleic acid analysis, protein analysis, protein-DNA interaction, protein-protein interaction, screening animals, transgene animals and knockout animals. This presentation will be graded and constitutes 20% of the final grade for the introductory module. November 19-21, 2019.

Written Examination: The objective of the exam is to assess the progress made by the students towards attaining the skills and knowledge described above which are necessary for completing the MD or PhD. Outstanding exams are awarded with a travel grant to help offset costs associated with the attendance at a conference of their choice. The exam is comprised of content from the Fundamentals of Lung Biology and Physiology and Methods in Translational Research. The written exam will constitute 80% of the final grade for the introductory module. December 20, 2019.

To proceed with the Research School curriculum, students need to pass the introductory module with >65%. The grade is comprised of 20% from the Methods presentation and 80% from the written exam.

Project Design & Presentation: Students present an outline of their MD or PhD work that they will pursue, i.e. defining clear research questions and the approaches which will be used to answer them, highlighting originality/significance of the project, and explaining how the project adds to, develops or challenges existing literature in the field. January 15, 2020.

This module is mandatory for all doctoral candidates working on a research project at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (Class of 2019) and for students aiming for a degree in translational lung research (Ph.D. Medical Research) as part of the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS). Everyone else is welcome to join.