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canceled: MDC-CRG PhD Retreat

The event will be postponed due to current COVID-19 measures. Please check this website for updates on the new date and venue.


Meet! Match! Network!

The MDC-CRG PhD Retreat aims to bring together PhD student communities from both organizing institutions to exchange experiences and knowledge. This event will include keynote lectures, panel discussions, student talks and poster sessions presented by and for students. Science apart, this retreat will also serve to promote inter-program relations through a range of fun social activities.



  • Presenting your own project (oral presentation or poster)
  • Scientific discussion of data presented by others students
  • Enhancing interaction between students



The first day of the MDC-CRG PhD Retreat wil be hosted at the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology. The second and third day will be spent at the Klostersee in the southwest of Berlin. Transfer and accommodation is organized centrally.



Application deadline: 31 March 2020

The course is limited to 30 participants from each location. MDC applications will be selected by the MDC organizing committee based on their group affiliation and application timestamp to cover a broad range of MDC groups.



Costs are covered by the graduate office and BIMSB.


BIMSB large conference room
Hannoversche Str. 28
10115 Berlin




Preliminary agenda

Day 1 14:00 welcome at BIMSB and registration
  15:00 keynote lecture
  16:00 poster session
    including coffee break and guided tour
  19:00 transfer to Gästehaus am Klostersee
Day 2 9-16:00 symposium
    including lectures
    panel discussion
    student talks
  16:00 social acitivity
  18:00 dinner
  20:00 bonfire
Day 3 9-13:00 symposium
  13:00 lunch
  departure transfer to Berlin


Both institutions, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine and the Centre for Genomic Regulation, host interdisciplinary scientific teams focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment. Motivated students from both locations brought together an agenda full of science, career counseling and networking.