International CCTB Summer School 2017

Image Analysis and Modeling of Complex Biological Dynamics

September 18th-22nd, 2017


This summer school serves to introduce undergraduate students (BSc. and MSc. level) in the biological and biomedical fields to quantitative methods for studying complex dynamics in biological systems. The participants will learn basic techniques for image analysis and mathematical modelling that they can apply later in their own research projects. Mornings will entail lectures, whereas the afternoons will include practical exercises. Lectures and practical work will be given both by speakers from the University Würzburg and external invited leading experts in image analysis and computational modeling. The last day will include a symposium with talks of invited lecturers and local researchers to showcase their current research to the summer school participants, which will have the opportunity to contribute as well.

This summer school is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, grant number 01PL11019.

ECTS Credits: 5 


  • Philip Kollmannsberger (CCTB Würzburg)
  • Franziska Matthäus (Frankfurt)

Invited Speakers:

  • Ulrich Schwarz (Heidelberg)
  • Thilo Figge (Jena)
  • Oliver Kurzai (Würzburg)
  • Sabine Fischer (Frankfurt)
  • Jens Elgeti (FZ Jülich)

Application closed - all applicants will be notified of the decision by June 30.

Selection: Bachelor and master students with biological and/or computational background will have priority, but we encourage application from anybody interested.

Location:  The summer school will take place at the Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB) of the University of Würzburg. The CCTB benefits from a vibrant international and multidisciplinary teaching and research atmosphere. Regularly organized summer schools for international students profit from the world-leading tradition and infrastructure of the University. The old and traditional city of Würzburg is located at the Romantic route of Bavaria, offering an attractive learning scenario.

Accommodation: Participants will stay at the international Babelfish hostel, which is conveniently located near the main train station, in 4- and 6-bed rooms. Local transport and lunch for the entire week of the summer school, one joint dinner, and catering during breaks are included. You just have to pay your own travel expenses.

Deadline for applying for the summer school: June 16th, 2017.

 - Looking forward to welcome you in Würzburg in September! -