PhD projects offered - IPP winter call 2019/2020

The IPP winter call is open. You can register until 19 November 2019.

The International PhD Programme (IPP) gives its students the chance to choose from a wide range of exciting research projects from 4 institutions within the Rhine-Main region of Germany. The participating groups are located at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), the University Medical Center Mainz (UMC), and the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD). The list of Group Leaders and the projects they are offering as part of the Winter 2019/2020 call is given below. Please note, not all groups participating in the IPP offer a position in every call.

If you are interested in applying to one or more of these projects then please fill out our registration form. 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 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. Do not select groups that are not listed below. 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 control and DNA damage responseIMB
Falk ButterCharacterization of telomere binding proteinsIMB
Andriy KhobtaRepair and adverse outcomes of damage in transcribed DNAUMC

Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
René KettingSmall RNA Biology in Germ CellsIMB
Anton KhmelinskiiProteostasis and aneuploidyIMB
Edward LemkeSuperresolution microscopy of intrinsically disordered proteins enabled by chemical and/or biophysical tool developmentJGU/IMB
Christof NiehrsMass spectrometry of novel DNA & RNA modificationsIMB
Sandra SchickChromatin remodeling during development and diseaseIMB
Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Claudia Keller ValsecchiGene dosage and developmental plasticityIMB
Jörn SchmiedelA genetic approach to structural biologyIMB

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Petra BeliUbiquitin in nuclear protein quality control and DNA damage responseIMB
Anton KhmelinskiiProteostasis and aneuploidyIMB
Katja LuckFrom networks to mechanism in health and diseaseIMB
Jörn SchmiedelA genetic approach to structural biologyIMB

RNA Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
René KettingSmall RNA Biology in Germ CellsIMB
Julian KönigGenomic views of protein-RNA interactions and splicing regulationIMB
Christof NiehrsMass spectrometry of novel DNA & RNA modificationsIMB