Registration for the IPP summer call 2020 is closed. Registered applicants please apply by 2 June!
Information for applicants in response to the coronavirus
Please note that the interview days for the IPP summer call 2020 are still planning to take place as long as the situation is safe for our employees and visitors. The IPP summer call remains open, and we encourage interested applicants to continue to apply. Further information regarding the full application process can be found here. If the interview days for this call must be cancelled for any reason, applicants will be informed in a timely manner. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
IMB prioritises the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. For further information about how IMB is handling the current coronavirus situation, please see our updated news page.
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.
The IPP 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)
Our groups cover a broad range of expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. For a nice overview browse through our research topics. Techniques you can study with us include CRISPR/Cas, next-generation sequencing, modeling of gene networks, mass spectrometry or super-resolution microscopy. Our scientific and social events and the open and vibrant atmosphere in the IPP ensure high levels of exchange and collaboration between the participating groups.
This PhD programme thus provides an excellent opportunity to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of your study.
Core funding for the International PhD Programme comes from the three participating institutions.