||The attendance at the Black Forest Research School 2013 in bioinformatics for molecular biologists, in Herzogenhorn, Germany was a great opportunity to improve my bioinformatics skills. During three days it was all about bioinformatics and the newest methods and programs. It started with the Swiss-knife type tool of all bioinformatics BLAST and ended into discussions about large scale multivariate data analyzes. During the several workshops, including qPCR setup and analyzes or next generation sequencing analyzes, the poster sessions and the social events gave me a great opportunity to present and discuss my research with other PhD students and established researchers. The participation at the Summer School allows me get closer insights and a lot of information about bioinformatics and helped me to get in contact with other PhD students around Europe. The participation at the Summer School was a great experience and I want to take the opportunity to thank the RUB Research Schoolplus, who have made it possible for me to take part at the Black Forest Summer School 2013 by funding the participation and traveling costs of 600 euros.