Research internships

Research internships

The students work on a defined research project under an individual supervision of an advanced researcher. After the project is finished the students write a scientific project report. It is an opportunity to gather insight into current theoretical and practical research.

In the BSc Biology program, a maximum of 12 ECTS in "Wahlpflichtgruppe 2" can be obtained from one or two research internships (Forschungspraktika). In the MSc Biology program (any concentration), research internships are not possible.

Research internships are considered internal when they are supervised by a research group leader associated with the Faculty of Science (MNF), who is involved in teaching in the BSc Biology and also supervising PhD students or Master’s projects of the MNF, and external otherwise.

Paid activities such as an assistant job or a practical course temporary employment will not be accredited with credit points.  

Arranging a Research Internship

Research internships cannot be booked. Students should arrange an internship with a research group leader (supervisor) and the person in charge of the module. Once a student has completed the internship, the supervisor will notify the academic support office in writing of the grade achieved and the number of credits to be awarded. For external research internships please see internships.

Research internships (internal, external, abroad)

Internal

Students should arrange internal research internships directly with a research group leader. If you are not sure whether your chosen supervisor qualifies as internal, ask the academic support office (studienkoordination@biol.uzh.ch). One ECTS credit for each fulltime week (duration of an internal research internship 4-12 weeks) is awarded. 

External External research internships must be approved in advance by both the person in charge of the module, and by the academic support office (studienkoordination@biol.uzh.ch). A maximum of  6 ECTS will be accredited, even if the duration is longer than 6 weeks. Further important information can be found on the information sheet.
Abroad Internships abroad / Exchange programs

Modules for research internships

BIO 249    Research Internship in Quantitative and System Biology
Konrad Basler, Damian Brunner, Urs Greber, Ueli Grossniklaus, Fritjof Helmchen, Lucas Pelkmans, Kentaro Shimizu, Andreas Wagner, Cyril Zipfel, Christian von Mering, Bernd Bodenmiller, Anne Müller, Christof Aegerter, Rudolf Stoop, Akos Dobay
BIO 259    Research Internship in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Konrad Basler, Damian Brunner, Darren Gilmour, Urs Greber, Ueli Grossniklaus, Alex Hajnal, Andres Käch, Beat Keller, Stephan Neuhauss, Lucas Pelkmans, Francesca Peri, Esther Stoeckli, Christian von Mering, Michael Baudis, Bernd Bodenmiller, Magdalini Polymenidou, Mark D. Robinson, Martin Müller, Daniel Bopp, Urs Ziegler, Cyril Zipfel

BIO 269    Research Internship in Paleontology
Hugo Bucher, Marcelo R. Sanchez, Christian Klug, Michael Hautmann, Torsten Scheyer, Elke Schneebeli, Catalina Pimiento
BIO 315   

Research Internship Plant Sciences
Beat Keller, Ueli Grossniklaus, Cyril Zipfel, Kentaro Shimizu, Thomas Wicker, Christoph Ringli, Célia Jaeger-Baroux, Diana Santelia, Rita Francisco, Anne Roulin, Julian Greenwood, Teresa Koller, Stefan Grob, Hannes Vogler, Sylvain Bischof, Joëlle Schlaepfer

BIO 316    Research Internship in Microbiology
Leo Eberl, Jakob Pernthaler, Thomas Posch, Gabriella Pessi, Simona Huwiler, Rolf Kümmerli
BIO356    Research Internship in Developmental Biology and Genetics
Konrad Basler, Damian Brunner, Ueli Grossniklaus, Alex Hajnal, Esther Stoeckli, Martin Müller und weitere Dozierende der Entwicklungsbiologie und Genetik
BIO 357    Research Internship in Ecology
Owen Petchey, Arpat Ozgul, Benedikt Schmidt, Wolf Blanckenhorn, Dennis Hansen, Lukas Keller, Kentaro Shimizu, Anna-Liisa Laine, Florian Altermatt, Marcel van der Heijden, Chris Robinson, Eva Knop Information sheet Internship in Ecology
BIO 358    Research Internship in Animal Behaviour
Marta Manser, Anna K. Lindholm Krützen, Damien Farine, Carsten Schradin, Andreas Moser
BIO 378    Research Internship in Evolutionary Biology and Systematics
Wolf Blanckenhorn, Elena Conti, Kentaro Shimizu, Andreas Wagner, Stefan Lüpold, Michael Kessler, Reto Nyffeler, Peter Szövényi, Caroline Weckerle, Simon Aeschbacher, Léa Marie Frachon, Rie Shimizu Inatsugi
BIO 381    Research Internship in Immunology
Burkhard Becher, Christian Münz, Melanie Greter, Roberto Speck, Maries van den Broek, Nicole Joller, Jan Lünemann, Lynn Wong, Anne Müller, Burkhard Ludewig, Richard Chahwan, Jana Pachlopnik, Stefano Vavassori, Salomé LeibundGut Landmann, Sonia Tugues, Sarah Mundt, Nina Schmolka
BIO 382    Research Internship in Virology
Urs Greber, Cornel Fraefel, Huldrych Günthard, Thierry Hennet, Michael O. Hottiger, Christian Münz, Alexandra Trkola, Christian von Mering, Benjamin Geoffrey Hale, Janine Reichenbach, Silke Stertz, Roger Kouyos, Karin Metzner, Nicolas Müller, Simone Bürgler
BIO 383    Research Internship in Neurobiology
Stephan Neuhauss und Esther Stoeckli mit den Dozierenden der Neurobiologie
BIO 400   Research Project in Synthetic Biology - iGem Competition
Cyril Zipfel
BIO 550    Research Internship in Anthropology
Michael Krützen, Andrea Migliano, Judith Burkart, Tony Weingrill, Erik Willems, Lucio Vinicius, Hans-Konrad Schmutz, Kathelijne Koops, Colin Shaw
BIO 761    Research Internship in Systematic Botany
Elena Conti, Florian Schiestl, Tobias Züst, Reto Nyffeler
BIO 780    Museum Internship
Wolf Blanckenhorn, Frank Rühli, Christian Klug, Reto Nyffeler, Caroline Weckerle, Dennis Hansen, Paquita Hoeck Maiorano, Isabel Klusman, Alexander Kocyan, Martina Schenkel
BIO 783    Curatorial Internship in the Zurich Zoo
Lukas Keller, Leyla Davis
BME 300    Research Internship in Biomedicine (6-12 Wo; 6-12 ECTS)
Lubor Borsig, Thierry Hennet, Carsten Wagner, Roland H. Wenger, und weitere, siehe Masterarbeits-Liste der Biomedizin