During the master thesis students work on an individual scientific project from the field of molecular medicine for six months. Here, they will be able to put both their theoretical and laboratory experience acquired during the preceding courses into practice.

First, they thoroughly familiarize themselves with the background literature and the scientific question at hand. Together with their supervisor they write an outline defining the overall goal, milestones and how the scientific problem can be tackled technically. After the outline has been defined students work hands-on in the laboratory as independently as possible. Finally, they present the results orally and in writing in their master thesis.

The master thesis usually is performed in a laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine within the broader area of Molecular Medicine.