INTERNATIONAL PHD PROGRAMME
Our International PhD Programme (IPP) gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Projects within the Programme address key questions related to the overarching theme of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability.
Our groups cover a broad range of expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. The fields we study range from embryonic development, ageing and disease to analysis of high-throughput datasets, modeling of regulatory gene networks and the development of ground breaking super-resolution microscopes. This range of expertise and the open and vibrant atmosphere within the Programme encourages multidisciplinary collaborations and innovative research. Moreover, a range of scientific and social events are organised to ensure high levels of exchange and collaboration between the participating groups.
The Programme is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology – a recently founded centre of excellence in the life sciences. Participating groups are located at the:
- Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
- Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU)
- University Medical Centre (UMC)
There are 44 groups participating in the IPP as of 2017. For a full list, please see IPP Groups.
Core funding for the International PhD Programme comes from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. As of 2017 it will be shared by IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University and its University Medical Center. As a PhD student your research will be overseen by an expert Thesis Advisory Committee who will be there to support you in your research and provide you with advice. This programme thus provides an excellent opportunity to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of your study.