LISA: Lower Saxony International Summer Academy

LISA: Lower Saxony International Summer Academy

LISA 2019

The next LISA summer academy will take place from 11th to 25th August 2019!

The Lower Saxony International Summer Academy is a short-term course on current topics of immunology research and experimental techniques. The successful LISA program is now in its eighth year with nearly  300 alumni and selects highly-qualified bachelor and master students in the life sciences who demonstrate a strong interest in immunology.

The program consists of one week of lectures given by scientists from the MHH, HZI, and Twincore, followed by at least one (and up to three) week-long rotations in campus laboratories where participants have the opportunity to apply their new knowledge of immunology. The program is supplemented by "State of the Art" knowledge presented by renowned researchers from prestigious institutions.

In LISA primarily female students take part: with more than 70 percentage of women, there is more female engagement in immunology than in the regular biology studies. This distribution in 2018 also reflects in the prior years.

Students with various disciplinary background take part. Most of the time about 85 percent of the participants study a biological subject and about 15 percent are medical students - as in the described year 2018.

Students with different qualifications take part in LISA every year, but most of them are master- and bachelor students. In 2018 narrowly 70 percent of the participants were already master students.

Voices about LISA

I take part in LISA because... our Master Programme, they don't offer a lot of immunology courses. During an internship, I got interested and curious about immunology.

(Melina Ioannidis, Germany)

...since I'm a student, I need to see every aspect of research by myself to be sure, what I want in the future. As I'm interested in immunology and I know, that Hannover HBRS is one of the best, I decided to apply for LISA.

(Irakli Tskhakaia, Georgia)

...I like the balance is has for an immunologist als well as for a general scientist. And also it enables me not only to learn theory, but also get a practical experience through lab-rotations.

(Angela Aringo, Kenya)

... I think LISA is a great opportunity to meet different people, share ideas and to improve my laboratory skills.

(Carolina Pacini, Brazil) an engineer, I know to produce antibiotics, but I have no idea what the mechanism is and how they save the life of people. So I feel, this is an interesting platform to learn about immunology and to pursue my career in this field.

(Nirrmal Kumar Ganesan, India)