Concept and Curriculum


Dear visitor, here you can find our curriculum with a list of the modules. Each module is linked to the corresponding module-sheet.

For a comprehensive list of our associates, please visit our associates page here

For a more detailed overview of our curriculum, please refer to the following pdf-Version:

Curriculum   (102.7 kB)

Curriculum of the Master program
Modules Credit Points
1. Semester 30,5
Stem Cell Physiology I 5
Stem Cell Lecture Series 2
Bioinformatics 5
4x Stem Cell Practical Courses 16 (4x4 points)
The list of the available practicals for the Stem Cell Practical Courses
Language Course I 2,5
2. Semester 30,5
Stem Cell Physiology II 5
Stem Cell Lecture Series 3
Molecular Tracing Methods 5
Molecular Genetic Methods 5
Tissue Engineering 5
Lab Rotation 5
The list of laboratories of the labrotation
Language Course II 2,5
3. Semester 29
Advances in Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Lecture Series
Pathology of Degenerative Diseases 5
Scientific Responsibility 8
Lab Bench Project and Grand Writing 14
4. Semester 30
Master Project 30


Admission Prerequisites Form for Master Thesis applications Download sheet *.pdf

New procedure for registration of master thesis (12.12.2016)

Dear students,

For all those who plan to register for their master thesis, it is important to note that from now on students must choose from the offers made by the professors and lecturers actively involved in the M.Sc. Program Molecular and Developmental Stem Cell Biology. The offers will be announced on the ISTEM website presumably before or directly after the Christmas break, along with the names and affiliations of the offering PIs.

As you know, the Module XI "Lab Bench Project and Grant Writing" of 6 to 12 weeks duration can be done in the same lab as the master project, but this is just an option. Importantly, the master thesis must be applied for to the Head of the Examination Board via Ms Aja Lenz up to four weeks after the Lab Bench Project and Grant Writing has been completed. The date of completion has to be documented on a new form that will be available in January 2017.

Students who do not register for a master project before this deadline without a plausible reason (illness, childbirth etc.) will fail the first attempt of their master thesis.

Master projects offered by other PIs (non-members of the ISTEM Program) may be suggested to the Examination Board by the students and can be approved under certain conditions (Erasmus partners, ISAP, Double Degree etc).

Reminder to the first year students:

We remind all students that the practical reports for the Stem Cell Practicals and for the Lab Rotation have a deadline, too (Module III: for each practical end of third practical week; Module X: 4 weeks after end of practical. Failure to meet the deadline without reason will lead to failure of the module. Modules can only repeated in the semester they are normally offered (either summer semester or winter semester). This may result in a delay of your studies.


All Modules combined as Handbook

Download the modules as a single pdf file.

Module Handbook   (223.8 kB)