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summer school 2009



August 22-29, 2009


Evangelische Tagungsstätte Löwenstein

Altenau 57
74245 Löwenstein-Reisach

  This year, the Summer School will be held in Löwenstein (near Heilbronn) in the Naturpark Schwäbisch-Fränkischer Wald from August 22 - 29. It combines and integrates various activities of the existing Research Training Groups at Frankfurt University/graduate school FIRST (GRK 757 "Roles of Eicosanoids in Biology and Medicine" and GRK 1172 "Biologicals") and its associated institutions such as the Georg-Speyer-Haus and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute in Langen.

August 22 - 25

GRK757, FIRST-Divisions I, II and V

There will be student lectures that focus on recent scientific achievements and overview lectures held by senior scientists. The session will cover:

  • arachidonic acid metabolism (cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways)
  • CYP-mediated arachidonic metabolism (EETs)
  • nitric oxide pathway
  • sphingolipid metabolism
  • proteomics and lipidomics
  • structural biology of the eicosanoid-related anzymes and receptors

Departure: August 22nd, 2009, 8:30 at the Biozentrum, Campus Riedberg


Return: August 25th, 2009, 15:30 from Löwenstein

August 25 - 29

GRK1172, FIRST-Divisions III and IV

Phd students will present their latest achievements and discuss their projects with the supervisor committee. This will be complemented by overview lectures held by senior scientists. Topics include:

  • Biologicals
  • Cancer & Cancer therapies
  • Virology

Departure: August 25th, 2009, 7:30 at the Uniklinikum


Return: August 29th, 2009, 17:00 from Löwenstein


Alternative arrival

If you wish to travel by car or train, rather than by charted bus, see:

By train: From the main railway station in Heilbronn (Heilbronn Hbf) by S-Bahn S4 or train to Obersulm-Willsbach. From there by bus No. 636 direction Willsbach Bahnhof, Obersulm to the Ev.Tagungsstätte (stop: Tagungsstätte). For further details: Deutsche Bahn (, destination “Ev. Tagungsstätte, Löwenstein”

Social Activities

Climbing at the DAV-Kletterarena in Heilbronn,

Swimming, pedal-boat riding, paddling at the Breitenauer See; Walking and Hiking in the surrounding woods and vineyards