IMB coordinates a number of joint research initiatives with institutions in Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg University, the University Medical Centre, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) and beyond. These initiatives forge links within the molecular biology community and provide funding for research positions, shared core facilities, and training in transferable skills. Some of IMB's joint initiatives are listed below. In addition, IMB runs an Advanced Training Programme with short courses in soft skills.
The SFB 1361 on "Regulation of DNA Repair and Genome Stability"
The GenEvo Research Training Group on "Gene Regulation in Evolution"
IMB's International PhD Programme
IMB's International Summer School, an annual six-week research experience for students
GeneRED, a research focus on Gene Regulation in Evolution and Development