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Trafficking of Immune Cells in Inflammation, Development and Disease

DFG: SFB 914 - Integrated Research Training Group

Studying the signals that navigate leukocytes within the vascular system and between different compartments on the cellular and molecular level is the main focus of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 914 "Leukocyte Trafficking in Inflammation, Development, and Disease". This demanding and interdisciplinary research requires a broad methodological spectrum. Selected doctoral candidates receive a structured training program consisting in advanced methodological courses with a major focus on bio-imaging tools, basic principle seminars with an emphasis on leukocyte trafficking, soft skill seminars on communication skills and scientific writing, and scientific education with lecture series, annual retreats, and an international summer school. A thesis advisory committee monitors the individual progress of every doctoral candidate. The purpose of this committee does not only consist in the supervision of the scientific work, the committee also advises the doctoral candidates in planning their careers and supports them in building up their own scientific network.