PhD projects offered - IPP summer call 2021

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). Please note that every group participating in the IPP offers a position in every call. Below you find a list of group leaders offering a position in the IPP summer call 2021 and descriptions of the projects they are offering.

If you are interested in applying to one or more of these projects, please fill out our registration form until 3 May 2021. 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 the application form where you can indicate up to 5 projects that are of interest to you. The deadline for application submission is 10 May 2021. When 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.

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.

Ageing & Disease

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Christof NiehrsEmbryos, Ageing and DNA repairIMB
Tim SparwasserRegulatory T CellsUMC
Susanne FoitzikSocial Evolution: Epigenetic regulation of division of labor and ageing in social insectsJGU
Helle UlrichUbiquitin, SUMO and genome maintenanceIMB
Sven DanckwardtDynamics of transcriptome 3’end diversity in development and diseaseUMC
Susann Schweiger/Helle UlrichDNA repair & cognitive functionUMC/IMB
Ari Waisman/Helle UlrichUbiquitin signaling in immune cell function and ageingUMC/IMB
Christian Behl/Petra Beli/Helle UlrichProtein quality control during ageingUMC/JGU/IMB
Claudia Keller Valsecchi/ Felicia Basilicata/Susann Schweiger/Benedikt BerningerSex chromosome dosage in ageing and age-related diseaseIMB/UMC
Borhane Guezguez/Petra BeliProteome remodeling during hematopoietic stem cell ageingUMC/IMB/JGU
Brian LukeCharacterising novel regulators of TERRA R-loopsIMB/JGU
Tobias Bopp/Sandra SchickImmune ageingUMC/IMB
Philip Wenzel/Moritz Brandt/Brian LukeTelomere shortening in heart failure – the role of inflammation reactive oxygen species, DNA-repair and telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA)UMC/JGU/IMB

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Epigenetics & Nuclear Dynamics

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Mark HelmEpitranscriptome: Modification and Processing of RNAJGU
Tobias Bopp/Sandra SchickImmune ageingUMC/IMB
Tim SparwasserRegulatory T CellsUMC
Helle UlrichUbiquitin, SUMO and genome maintenanceIMB