• Graduate School DILS

    "Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences" — Graduate School of the Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (BIBI) more about BIBI

    Model of DNA double helix in front of a student.
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As the term graduate school implies, this program is not only a compilation of research projects, but aims at training young researchers to become successful academics. The scope of our qualification program can be divided into three main parts.

  • Teaching is lived in both directions: in the form of attending lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, summer schools etc., but also in form of teaching assistance.
  • We encourage and support our students to perform research stays at partner institutions to investigate further related research topics during research projects, practice exchange of ideas and experiences with other researchers, gain inside into different work environments and methods, and gain new or intensify (international) contacts.
  • Both research and education are performed in a group. To foster this, workshops and retreats are organized in which the ideas and results of the students are presented and discussed with their colleagues and faculty. Social events encourage a collaborative atmosphere in the school.