RMU Master Module

RMU Master Module: DNA Repair & Genome Stability

Since 2019, the SFB 1361 has organised an annual lecture series on “DNA Repair & Genome Stability” which was open to interested scientists and students affiliated with the participating institutions. In the 2024 summer semester, the lecture series develops further into a Rhein-Main Universities (RMU) Master Module on “DNA Repair & Genome Stability” with the goal to emphasize the importance of maintaining genome stability and to explain how genome stability can prevent disease and aging. The RMU Master Module is comprised of 2 weeks of lectures and a 4 to 6 week laboratory practical that will be open to Master´s students from JGU Mainz and TU Darmstadt.

Lectures will be given by representatives of the SFB 1361 on molecular mechanisms that maintain genome stability and DNA repair pathways. Lectures will take place across 2 weeks in April 2024 at IMB Mainz, JGU Mainz and TU Darmstadt. Please find the full schedule below or on the poster.

During the laboratory practical, students will learn various lab based techniques to assay genome stability, DNA damage, DNA repair and checkpoint activation. The laboratory practical will be hosted by SFB 1361 representatives from participating institutions and is open to Master´s students from JGU Mainz and TU Darmstadt that are registered for the RMU Master Module.

If you are a JGU Mainz Master’s student, you can take this as a full module (module A, B, & C) or only attend the lectures (module C). In order to receive credits points, please register via JOGU-StINe.

If you are a TU Darmstadt Master’s student, you can take this as a full module. In order to receive credits points, please register via TUCaN.

Lectures are open to scientists and students affiliated with the participating institutions and can be attended independently of the laboratory practical.

For further information, please feel free to contact us.



15.04.2024[10:00-11:30] DNA repair & genome maintenance – an overview / Genome maintenance during DNA replicationProf. Dr Helle UlrichClick here
15.04.2024[12:30-14:00] DNA damage signalingProf. Dr Thomas HofmannClick here
16.04.2024[10:00-11:30] DNA damage by genotoxic & carcinogenic substances Prof. Dr Markus ChristmannClick here
16.04.2024[12:30-14:00] Regulation of DNA damage response by posttranslational modificationsProf. Dr Petra BeliClick here
17.04.2024[10:00-11:30] Desired actions and side effects of chemotherapyProf. Dr Oliver KrämerClick here
17.04.2024[12:30-13:15] Protein modularity & its implications in molecular biology researchDr Katja LuckClick here
17.04.2024[13:15-14:00] Genome regulation by ATP-dependent chromatin remodelersDr Sandra SchickClick here
18.04.2024[10:00-11:30] DNA double strand repair pathways Prof. Dr Markus LöbrichClick here
18.04.2024[12:30-14:00] Establishment and maintenance of the epigenetic identity of centromeresProf. Dr Patrick HeunClick here
22.04.2024[10:00-11:30] RNA-DNA hybridsProf. Dr Brian LukeClick here
22.04.2024[12:30-13:15] Crosstalk of inflammation, epigenetics and the DNA damage response in health and diseaseProf. Dr Daniela Kramer Click here
22.04.2024[13:15-14:00] Regulation of heterochromatin in response to genotoxic stressDr Jan PadekenClick here
23.04.2024[10:00-11:30] Active DNA demethylation by DNA repair mechanismsDr Lars SchomacherClick here
23.04.2024[12:30-13:15] Role of the cytoskeleton in genome stabilityDr Hans-Peter Wollscheid Click here
23.04.2024[13:15-14:00] Principles of genome replication in eukaryotesDr Maximilian ReuterClick here
24.04.2024[10:00-10:45] Aging-related genomic instability Dr Nard Kubben Click here
24.04.2024[10:45-11:30] Machine learning models - implications for genome stabilityDr Kathi ZarnackClick here
24.04.2024[14:00-15:30] DNA double strand break repair pathways & biogenesis of chromosome translocations (online; please note the time of the lecture)Dr Vassilis RoukosClick here
25.04.2024[10:00-11:30] Organization of mammalian DNA replication and its epigenetic regulationProf. Dr Cristina CardosoClick here
25.04.2024[12:30-14:00] Dynamics of the DNA damage response in individual living cellsProf. Dr Alexander LöwerClick here