Call for Laboratory Rotations

High quality research in infectious diseases requires the combination of classical (protein chemistry, molecular genetics and medical microbiology) and advanced state-of-the-art technologies (imaging methods, proteomics, structural biology, next generation sequencing, RNAi based high throughput approaches, systems biology, bioinformatics etc.).  The DZIF Academy will fund laboratory rotations in order to foster a deeper understanding of these methods and help master targeted applications.  It is the aim of the DZIF Academy to make its members aware of the potential and specific applications in infection research and facilitate exchange, training and use of these facilities. This will lead to cross-fertilisation and more efficient use of expensive investments and sophisticated methods inside and outside the DZIF.  The use of multidisciplinary approaches will further improve the quality of research and facilitate success as well as foster the mutual understanding of basic researchers and clinicians, which is important for bridging the gap between basic research and clinical application.

Application: Open year-round

Each laboratory rotation stipend comprises a maximum of 1.500€ per recipient.  Its purpose is to cover travel and accommodation for short exchanges.  The applicant’s home institution covers living expenses by continuing regular salary payment.  A stipend exceeding 1.500 € can be provided in exceptional cases.

Who can apply?

The laboratory rotation stipend is available to physicians and scientists currently pursuing research at an institution within the DZIF network.   

Please send a single PDF to including:

  • Application form
  • Your CV
  • Letter of support confirming established contact between home and host laboratories
  • Outline of estimated costs

For additional information, please contact Cauleen Noël:
T +49 89 4140-9297