PhD/MD students will be offered a compact lecture series that will give the incoming PhD/MD students a scientific introduction and overview to the areas of research offered by the RTG (Table 2). The lectures will be held by the participating PIs, and the associated researchers representing the core fascilites. Furthermore, this training module will also contain an introductory seminar on “Good Scientific Practice” (will be provided by the GSfBS/IPMM). The GSfBS, supported by the IPMM, will also offer a seminar series covering the topic „Good scientific practice“.