Continuing & Advanced Training

In the health region Berlin-Buch, advanced training is offered in science, biotechnology and healthcare:

Life Science Learning Lab: Part-time Training

The Life Science Learning Lab "Gläsernes Labor'" offers part-time continuing education courses to laboratory staff, scientists and entrepreneurs from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Together with the TÜV Rheinland Academy, the Bundesverband Phamzeutischer Industrie (BPI) as well as many biotech and pharmaceutical companies and partners, various certified lab and training courses are offered on current topics in the life sciences. These courses have been very well received.

  • Biotech & Pharma Business Summer School - from target to market
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Advanced training to qualify as a specialist in molecular biology (TÜV certificate)
  • CRISPR/Cas
  • Epigenetics
  • Protein Analysis
  • Realtime PCR & dPCR
  • Laboratory methods of molecular biology and cell culture

Advanced Training for Teachers in the Life Science Learning Lab

Scientific Lecture Series “Perspectives of the Life Sciences”
Scientific lectures related to the core curriculum are held in the Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC.C) on Campus Berlin-Buch. Teachers can attend the lectures together with their course students, learn about the latest findings and status of research, and discuss these with experts.

Current Status of Gene Technology and Evolution Research

Continuing education in the German Bundestag: The latest research findings are presented regarding genetics and the evolutionary development of selected organisms as well as disease-oriented genome research on human subjects. A discussion is held with a member of the Bundestag on the legal issues and ethics of stem cell research. Participants receive educational and didactic materials to aid in presenting the research results in the classroom.

Experiment Courses and Lab Visits

Secondary level biology and chemistry teachers can familiarize themselves with the new lab courses offered at the Life Science Learning Lab, including the corresponding teaching outlines or scripts. Opportunity is given to discuss these and also to visit a research lab on Campus Berlin-Buch. Upon request, the team of the Life Science Learning Lab will present the current lab courses and teaching materials for chemistry and biology to the faculty department meeting of the respective school.

Advanced Training for Teachers in the Research Garden

The Research Garden Team offers certified advanced training for kindergarten teachers and elementary school teachers who would like to carry out experiments in their own classrooms.

Advanced Training for Teachers at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine


Labor trifft Lehrer (LTL)

The LTL program at the MDC conducts one-day courses on themes from current science that are relevant to the high school curriculum. The program is continually expanded and adapted to include interesting current topics. The courses are officially recognized within the framework of continued professional development for teachers by the Berlin Senate Administration for Education, Science and Youth.

Course structure
Small groups of teachers (6-12 participants) are integrated into an MDC research group for one day. The program includes presentations by scientists and experiments that teachers themselves carry out. Courses are based on current themes from research and are supervised by MDC scientists. They give teachers the opportunity to experience everyday work in a research lab and develop direct contacts with scientists. The courses also produce teaching materials that can be taken back to the classroom for work with pupils.

The current program can be found at The portfolio includes courses on themes such as stem cells, cancer, depression, fluorescent dyes, drug development, etc. Most of the courses have been designed for biology and chemistry teachers at the secondary level of high school.

Teacher reviews
"Both the sessions and the materials provide a very good update for teachers. The courses are scientific but very comprehensible. Thanks very much! Give us more!"

In the 2013/2014 school year, participating teachers evaluated the program with a score of 1.5 (on a 1-6 scale, with 1 being the best score). More than 80% said that their expectations on the course, such as new scientific information, new contacts, and stimulating new ideas for the classroom had been satisfied. 73% of the participants said they would highly recommend the program as it currently stands to others.

Akademie der Gesundheit Berlin/ Brandenburg e. V.

The Akademie der Gesundheit offers numerous government-approved continuing education courses in seminar form.
The topics of the continuing education courses include Management in Health Care and Nursing Institutions, courses to qualify as nurses in intensive care units or in anesthesiology, oncology, psychiatry and nephrology, in intermediate care, as wound experts, etc.

Evangelische Lungenklinik Berlin (ELK)

With the continuing education association of Paul Gerhardt Diakonie e.V., the Evangelische Lungenklinik Berlin (ELK) enables young physicians to continue on their career path to qualify as specialists. To achieve this, a rotation system has been established in the departments.
Advanced training courses in pneumology and thoracic surgery are offered on a regular basis; these courses are also open to physicians in private practice. In addition, symposia, conferences and workshops are held.

HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch

The HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch offers observerships to health professionals as part of their advanced training as surgical nurse, anesthetist or ITS, advanced training in management, dialysis and hygiene.

Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin

Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin is a teaching hospital of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin and provides specialist training for physicians to qualify as rheumatologists. Upon request, it organizes advance training courses for physicians and nurses. Once or twice a year the rheumatology hospital holds scientific symposia for physicians, which are also open to physicians in private practice.

RENAFAN ServiceLeben LudwigPark

Internal and external advanced training in all aspects relevant to geriatric care take place on a regular basis at RENAFAN ServiceLeben LudwigPark.

Visagio College

The Visagio College is a private school for cosmetics and personal care services in Berlin-Buch which is government-approved and certified according to the ISO standard and AZWV*. Here supplementary professional courses are offered, accompanied by internships in the associated wellness studio. The training program includes cosmetics, pedicure, permanent make-up, wellness massage techniques, nutritional wellness, professional English, business administration and marketing.

* Regulations for Training Accreditation and Approval