PhD projects offered - IPP summer call 2020

The IPP offers a wide range of research topics in the 48 participating groups located at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) and the University Medical Center Mainz (UMC). Please note that not all groups participating in the IPP offer a position in every call. The list of group leaders offering a position in the IPP summer call 2020 and the project descriptions are given below.

If you are interested in applying to one or more of these projects then please fill out our registration form (deadline 26 May, now closed). Guidelines for registration can be found here. The referees you list will receive a personalised link allowing them to upload their reference directly and confidentially. After registration and submitting the names of your referees, you will receive a link to your application form. Here you can indicate up to 5 projects that are of interest to you. If you are invited to our interview days, you will have the opportunity to modify or extend your group selection based on your interaction with the group leaders.

DNA Repair & Genome Stability

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Petra BeliUbiquitin in nuclear protein quality controlIMB
Brian LukeCharacterising novel regulators of TERRA R-loopsIMB

Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Christof NiehrsMass spectrometry of novel DNA & RNA modificationsIMB
Wolfram RufCoagulation signaling in innate immunityUMC
Uwe WolfrumCiliopathies, Usher syndrome, and splicingJGU

Gene Regulation & Evolution

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Claudia Keller ValsecchiGene Dosage Control of Spliceosome Activity in NeuronsIMB
Marion SiliesGene regulatory mechanisms underlying neuronal function
Eva WolfStructural biology of circadian clock proteinsJGU/IMB

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Petra BeliUbiquitin in nuclear protein quality controlIMB
Marion SiliesGene regulatory mechanisms underlying neuronal function

RNA Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Christof NiehrsMass spectrometry of novel DNA & RNA modificationsIMB