5th B Cell Winter School 2018

19th – 22nd February 2017

  • Arrival for PhD students is recommended for February 19th – 2:30 pm.
  • Arrival for IRTG steering committee members is recommended for February 19th – 6 pm.
  • Arrival for PIs is recommended for February 19th – during the evening (Dinner: 6-8pm).


Hotel Franziskushöhe, Lohr am Main, Germany

Free shuttle service
On reservation (no later than 1 day before arrival) and depending on availability the Hotel Franziskushöhe offers a free shuttle service from the train station to the hotel and from the hotel to the train station. Phone +49 9352 604-0

Lohr am Main
Lohr am Main lies in Lower Franconia and is known as the „Gateway to the Spessart“. The town was settled no later than the 8th Century and by its first documentary mention in 1295 it was already the main centre of the county Rieneck (comital domain within the Holy Roman Empire). Lohr am Main offers a mediaeval town center with beautiful half-timbered houses and of course the magnificent neighbouring „Spessart“ forest in the „Mainviereck“ (a square region bounded on three sides by the river Main). Fun fact: the „Lohrer Schloss“ is said to be Snow White´s possible birth place.

Download the final program here:

On Monday we will start with a seminar by Prof. Hans-Martin Jäck on “How to write a specific aims page for a grant application”. This seminar is mandatory for all new doctoral students of the second funding period.

PhD presentations and Poster session
Half of the PhD students will present their project and data via poster while the other half will give a talk (15 minutes + 15 minutes discussion). All participants will receive an abstract book.  We would  like therefore to ask all PhD students to send us their abstracts by e-mail until January 31st.

Round Table Discussions
If possible all PIs and PhD students should participate at the round table discussions. This event gives the possibility to discuss PhD projects, specific data, problems or methods in small groups of PIs and PhD students. We will set up 5-6 discussion groups. A maximum of 12-15 projects can be discussed (3x 40 min). PhD students who want to discuss their project or who prepared their specific aims page can state in their registration who they would like to discuss their project with the most. 

TAC meetings
TAC meetings will be possible on Tuesday and Wednesday (please compare with the preliminary program overview). PhD students can state in their registration if they would favor to hold their TAC meeting during the BCWS. According to the PI registration details the coordinator prepares a time schedule for possible TAC meetings. Involved participants are informed by e-mail.

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Dr. Agnes Giniewski
Phone: +49 9131-85 43219
E-mail: agnes.giniewski@uk-erlangen.de

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