Within the biomedical sciences in Germany there is a striking discrepancy between internationally competitive basic research and poorly developed patient-oriented and clinical research. Thus, there is a critical need for graduate programs that train young medical and natural science graduates in basic and translational research to enable them to become future leaders in the fields of biomedicine and translational research, in academia as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed) addresses this need by providing an integrated, multidisciplinary training curriculum in all aspects of translational medicine. The training program consists of a Pre-TransMed phase, a Core-TransMed phase and a Post-TransMed phase. Besides awarding a MD-PhD/PhD in "Translational Biomedicine" TransMed offers unique features for both clinician scientists and natural scientists.
TransMed is jointly run by four faculties of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: the University Medical Center, the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Geosciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Media, and Sports.