Undergraduate Internship Program

MPI Undergraduate Program in Biology of Aging is an 8-12 week program consisting of lab work, experimental and practical applications. The students may also explore computational as well as systems approaches in the research process. The curriculum covers the following: biological process, approach to research questions, technical methods, critical thinking, communication, and presentation.


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Helen Antebi


Our program offers students in the life sciences an opportunity to perform research in one of the premier institutes for ageing research in the world.  Students engage with experts in the field and obtain first-hand experience of working in an outstanding laboratory setting.

Each student will carry out an original research project under the guidance of scientists and group leaders, learning research techniques, laboratory methods, scientific reasoning and communication. Participating students will gain an intensive laboratory research experience and a chance to expand their personal, professional and academic life by living and working abroad.

As part of the program, there will be an organized tour to regional sites. The students will also have an opportunity to visit other research institutes in the area during their stay.

The participants will apply to a research project in one of MPI AGE’s groups. These areas include:

- Molecular Genetics of Ageing
- Mitochondrial Biology
- Biological Mechanisms of Ageing
- Autophagy Regulation
- Chromatin and Ageing
- Evolutionary and Experimental Biology of Ageing
- Metabolic and Genetic Regulation of Ageing
- Epigenetic Regulation of Mammalian Ageing
- Mitochondrial Mutations and Genome Co-Evolution
- Skin Stem Cell Ageing
- Post-translational Modifications and DNA Repair

At the end of the term the participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a letter of recommendation from his/ her supervisor. College credit may also apply in some cases.