Summer Academy


What we provide

RIGeL Summer Academy organizes the annual Summer Academy. This entails the choice of venue, the elaboration of the scientific program as well as the invitation of external speakers.

From 2016 RIGeL organizes crosssectional Summer Schools with the aim to encourage the exchange between the four different RIGeL Sections.


Group members

Manuel Delgado Caceres - BIOMEDIGS (since July 2018)

Linda Dengler - Section CBB (since August 2018)

Julia Greindl-Junghans - Section Biomedicine (since November 2016)

Patricia Krickl - Section MEE (since June 2017)

Lisa Lucke - Section Biomedicine (since June 2017)

Sandra Meisinger - Section Biomedicine (since June 2017)

Barbara Schwertner - Section Biomedicine (since November 2016)

Daniela Sparrer - Section Biomedicine (since March 2017)

Tobias Strunz - BIOMEDIGS (since July 2018)


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RIGeL Summer Academies 2018:


 21.-23.06.2018 | Niederaltaich

Program Niederaltaich

 20.-22.09.2018 | Plankstetten


The registration deadline is expired. The Summer Schools 2018 are fully booked. 

Due to the large number of participants, this year the RIGeL Summer Academy Team will organize two Summer Schools again. The first Summer School will take place from 21st – 23rd of June 2018 in Niederaltaich ( ), the second one from 20th- 22nd of September 2018 in the monastery of Plankstetten ( ).

The registration period for both Summer Schools is from March 26 to April 15, 2018. PhD students, who have started their PhD in 2015/2016, have the chance to register first for one of the Summer Schools until 26.03.2018. The registration will be available on this site during the registration period. Please note, that only PhD students already accepted for RIGeL can register for the Summer Schools. Due to the limited places in both Summer Schools we also kindly ask you to register only for one of the Summer Schools.

During the registration you can choose, in which Summer School you want to participate. Each section has a limited contingent of places according to the size of the section. The registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please send your abstract (max. 1500 characters in a Word file!) for poster and talk (talk: 10 min + 5 min discussion) until May 15, 2018 for June Summer School and until August 15, 2018 for September Summer School to

Like in the last two years all RIGeL sections will have joint Summer Schools, including PhD students of BIOMEDIGS (Biomedical International Graduate School of the University Hospital). These should increase the interaction between the sections and will help you to meet new people and get insight to new scientific areas.  Since there will be participants from all different sections of RIGeL, please try to keep your talks and posters as general and easy to understand as possible!

In the Summer Schools you will have the opportunity to get an overview of the different groups of the CBB,  Biomedicine, Neurobiology and MEE sections of RIGeL as well as the BIOMEDIGS graduate school of the Medical Faculty, exchange data and get new inputs and ideas for your projects. Supported also by our guest speakers, PD Dr. Tim Maisch (Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Regensburg) in the Summer School Niederaltaich and Melanie Hahn (head of the Environmental Station Ensdorf) in the Summer School Plankstetten. Moreover, in a relaxed environment you can practice to present your data, to review others and to chair a scientific session. Thus, besides the presentation of your projects you will be given the opportunity to be chairpersons of scientific sessions. The chairpersons will be drawn by lot among all participants. Besides from scientific exchange participants will get to know each other more personally.

In order to improve our capacity of teamwork as well as our personal skills, different events will be offered additionally to the scientific program on the first day of both Summer Schools. In the Summer School Niederaltaich we will have a Team Event of archery. That means, absolute concentration and focus paired with contest and team activity. Archery can easily be learned by anyone and during the event we will have different games and contests. Improving new methods and confidence in your team members are key elements of this event. In the Summer School Plankstetten we will have a guided herbs-tour in the biotope garden of the Altmühltal Naturpark in Eichstätt followed by a team-cooking event on open fire. The menu will contain seasonal and local ingredients such as pumpkin soup or couscous with fresh vegetables and fish. During the cooking-event the teams also have to solve different tasks.

Please remember that every PhD student has to participate actively in two RIGeL Summer Schools (1x poster, 1x talk) during her/his PhD in order to get the required RIGeL credit points.

A bus transfer will be organized for both Summer Schools.  Please note that even participants of the Summer Schools who do not want to attend the team event have to arrive at the Summer School venue at latest in the afternoon on the first day. A travel by private car cannot be reimbursed!

We are looking forward to seeing you in one of our Summer Schools!

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


RIGeL Summer Academies 2019:


 13.-15.06.2019 | Kloster Ensdorf

 19.-21.09.2019 | Kloster Kostenz


RIGeL - Regensburg International Graduate School of Life Sciences
University of Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg


Phone: +49(0)941-943-3111
Room: E 4.1.323

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 16.00
or by arrangement


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