Grad School

Our missions

To provide a structured qualification and training platform focusing on RNA biology to support RMaP graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and promote their scientific excellence and independence.

To convey highest possible standards of research, education, and career guidance at all stages of the curriculum.

YouRMaP Qualification Plan

In addition to the pre-existing structured doctoral programs in Mainz and Heidelberg, YouRMaP offers state-of-the-art courses, soft skills and career development trainings.
A strong focus is on RNA-specific training and scientific education:

  • Regular lecture series on RMaP-related scientific themes.
  • Regular talks held by national/international experts.
  • Method-centered workshops to acquire hands-on techniques.
  • Secondments in laboratories within RMaP as well as in laboratories of international renown.

IRTG YouRMaP Contact

CRC319 Integrated Research Training Group

Centre for Integrative Infectious Disease Research (CIID)

Im Neuenheimer Feld 344

D- 69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221-56-310358


Dr. Regina Saum

Executive Officer CRC319 IRTG

Dr. Alessia Ruggieri

Coordinator CRC319 IRTG

Prof. Dr. Mark Helm


YouRMaP Representatives


PhD student/Postdoc Council

Valerie Griesche

AG Papavasiliou, DKFZ Heidelberg

Sarah Pawusch

AG Butter, FLI Greifswald

Merlin Schwan

AG Sinning, BZH Heidelberg

Benedikt Schober

AG Helm, JGU Mainz

Events - past and upcoming

RMaP Retreat 13th July 2023 @IMB Mainz

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Joint SFB meeting in Vienna, October 26, 2022

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YouRMaP Retreat 22

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RMaP Start-off meeting – Symposium on RNA modifications

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