PhD projects offered - IPP winter call 2022

The IPP offers a wide range of research topics in the 49 participating groups located at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) and the University Medical Center Mainz (UMC) but not every group participating in the IPP offers a position in every call. Below you will find soon a list of group leaders offering a position in the IPP winter call 2022 and descriptions of the offered PhD projects. Be aware that projects may appear several times if they fit into different research topics.

We have an increasing focus on the emerging topic of healthy ageing and you will find that some projects in this call are offered within the “Science of Healthy Ageing Research Programme” (SHARP). SHARP is a newly established research initiative between IMB, Johannes Gutenberg-University (JGU) and JGU’s University Medical Centre (UMC) to combine clinical and basic research to promote strategies towards healthy ageing, thereby further enforcing healthy ageing as a research focus in Mainz.

If you are interested in applying to one or more of the projects below, fill out our registration form until 26 November 2021. Guidelines for registration can be found here.
The referees you list during your registration will receive a personalised link allowing them to upload their reference letter directly and confidentially. After registration, you will receive a link to the application form where you can indicate up to 5 projects that are of interest to you. The deadline for application submission is 02 December 2021. When you are invited to our interview days, you have the opportunity to modify your group preferences based on your interaction with the group leaders.

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Wolfram RufCoagulation signaling in innate immunityUMC

DNA Repair & Genome Stability

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Falk ButterCharacterization of telomeric proteinsIMB
Christof NiehrsEmbryos, Ageing and DNA repairIMB

Gene Regulation & Evolution

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Michael KühnDeciphering Chromatin-Based Oncogenic Mechanisms in LeukemiaUMC

RNA Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Christof NiehrsRole of GADD45A in regulating RNA processing in neural stress memoryIMB