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

Valerie Bezler - Section Biomed (since March 2021)

Manuel Delgado Caceres - BIOMEDIGS (since July 2018)

Franziska Durst - Section Biomedicine (since January 2020)

Daniel Eckl - Section CBB (since January 2020)

Abir Hussein - Section Biomed (since September 2021)

Marlen Michalski - BIOMEDIGS (since 2020)

Elena Romero Fernandez - Section Biomedizin (since March 2021)

Daniela Tarau - Section CBB (since December 2020)


Contact us

If interested come and join us!
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RIGeL Summer Academies 2021:


 24.-26.06.2021 | University of Regensburg

Program Summer School June

 16.-18.09.2021 | Kloster Plankstetten (?)

Registration period:  expired

Further information:

This year's first Summer School will take place from 24 to 26 June 2021, the second one from 16 to 18 September 2021. Due to the corona pandemic and since in-person lectures are not allowed in the summer term 2021 the Summer School in June hast to take place online via Zoom. Since the Corona situation is still uncertain, we cannot provide any reliable information about the event venue in September. Planned event venue is the monastery of Plankstetten ( Our plan B would be a Summer School in the rooms of the University. If an in-person event will not be possible, we would organize the Summer Schools via Zoom again, like in 2020.

The registration period for both Summer Schools will be from 22 to 31 of March 2021. RIGeL PhD students, who have started their PhD in 2018 (or earlier) and in the first half of 2019, have the chance to register first for one of the both Summer Schools from 15 to 21 of March 2021. 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 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. If the places of your section are fully booked, please register in the waiting list (doodle list) below the registration link! During registration please take care of the correct choice of your section!!! and the participation form! 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 21, 2021 for the June Summer School and until August 16, 2021 for the September Summer School to

Like in the last 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. 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.

On the first day of each Summer School a Team Event will be offered. In the Summer School in June we will have an online Team Event, a remote escape game, called Aurora ( In the Summer School in September 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.

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.

In case of an in-person Summer School a bus transfer will be organized for the Summer School in September.  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 2022:

 23.-25.06.2022 | Kloster Niederalteich

 15.-17.09.2022 | 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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