Immunobiology - from molecules to integrative systems

University of Bonn

24 months
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The Immunobiology: from molecules to integrative systems programme of University of Bonn is organized by the Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES), an internationally oriented center for biomedical research and higher education at the University of Bonn.


The Immunobiology: from molecules to integrative systems programme of University of Bonn explores the regulation of the immune system in health and disease, and to decipher signaling processes in the lipid metabolism and in biomembranes.

Research on the immune system is the key to understand the molecular basis of many diseases. These obviously include bacterial and viral infections, but we now know that the immune system controls and influences the course of other common diseases, e. g. cancer, Alzheimers’, as well as cardiovascular and metabolic syndromes. 

Modern Immunology aims at understanding the functions of our key defense mechanisms against pathogens at the level of molecules or even atoms- but furthermore it is a real systems science: an immune reaction and its consequences can only be understood in the context of intact organs in a living organism, yet we need high-end in vitro approaches including imaging and biochemistry to fully understand the underlying pathways at the molecular level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunology
  • Methods in Life Sciences and Statistics
  • Genomics and Epigenetics
  • Systems biology, Bio-informatics and Big data science
  • The immune system in barrier organs and immune regulation
  • Experimental Animals and Bioethics

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Molecular biomedicine, Immunology, Biology/Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Bio-informatics or related fields.
  • Applicants must have conducted an experimental bachelor thesis or a thesis in the field of bioinformatics.
  • All courses are held in English. Applicants who are not native speakers of English should demonstrate adequate competence of the English language by acceptable results on an internationally recognized test.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) written in English.
  • A statement of motivation.
  • Copies of academic degree certificates (including grades).
  • Any documents on further academic degrees.
  • Copies of any additional qualifying examinations.

Tuition Fee

285,11,- € per semester (including free public transportation in the region)


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