What is iNEXT?

 iNEXT - interactive Network for Experimental Training was a 3-year project to develop state-of-the-art resources for teaching molecular biology to advanced level in German schools.

The project was supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany, within the framework of their NaT-Working Programme – Natural Science and Technology: students, teachers and scientists network. Under the coordination of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), teachers and students from 4 local schools: (Altes Kurfürstliches Gymnasium, Bensheim (AKG), Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg (IGH) Lichtenberg Oberstufengymnasium, Bruchköbel (LOG), Marie-Baum-Schule Heidelberg (MBS), have been working with the European Learning Laboratory of the Life Sciences (ELLS), EMBL scientists and science education researchers to design, develop and test modules for teaching molecular biology.

The resources covering 4 main themes were presented during the iNEXT conference "Molekularbiologie macht Schule" from 19-20 May 2011 at EMBL Heidelberg.