PhD projects offered - IPP summer call 2019

The International PhD Programme includes groups at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), and Mainz's University Medical Centre (UMC). Openings for PhD projects as part of the Summer 2019 call are listed below. Note that not all groups involved in the IPP offer a position in every call. 

If you are interested in applying for any of the projects listed below then please fill out our registration form. The referees you list will then receive a personalised link allowing them to upload your references directly and in confidence. You will also receive a link to your application form in which 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.

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Peter Baumann (Evo)Epigenetic adaptationJGU/IMB
Petra Beli (Evo)Signaling networks in UV-induced stress responseIMB
Joachim BurgerComputational palaeogenomicsJGU
Falk ButterGlobal investigations of gene regulationIMB
Susanne FoitzikMolecular regulation of social lifeJGU
Thomas HankelnGene expression regulation in the adaptive evolution of the hypoxia-tolerant rodent SpalaxJGU
Martin KaltenpothMolecular regulation of mutualism establishmentJGU
René KettingDiversity of Small RNA Biology in Germ CellsIMB
Julian KönigThe evolution of new exons from Alu elements in human and primatesIMB
Romain LibbrechtMolecular regulation of reproduction in insect societiesJGU
Helen May-SimeraCo-option of cilia proteins in gene regulatory processesJGU
Eva WolfStructural biology of circadian clock proteinsJGU/IMB

Genome Stability & DNA Repair

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Peter BaumannChromosome dynamics and meiosisJGU/IMB
Petra BeliCellular responses to DNA damage and replication stressIMB
Andriy KhobtaRepair and adverse outcomes of damage in transcribed DNAUMC
Markus LöbrichRadiation Biology and DNA RepairTU Darmstadt
Alexander LöwerSystems Biology of the Stress ResponseTU Darmstadt
Vassilis RoukosDissecting mechanisms of tumorigenic chromosome translocations IMB
Helle UlrichSignalling functions of polyubiquitin chainsIMB

Epigenetics & Gene Regulation

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Joan BarauGenomic conflict & germline developmental epigeneticsIMB
Falk ButterGlobal investigations of gene regulationIMB
René KettingDiversity of Small RNA Biology in Germ CellsIMB
Anton KhmelinskiiProtein quality control and agingIMB
Michael KühnEpigenetic Dependencies in LeukemiaUMC
Jens Marquardt, Monika HartmannMolecular HepatocarcinogenesisUMC
Christof NiehrsDNA Demethylation and non-coding RNA in stem cells and neural memoryIMB
Natalia SoshnikovaIntestinal stem cell specification during embryogenesisUMC
Tim SparwasserRegulatory T CellsUMC
Ari WaismanThe role of IL-17 signalling in autoimmunityUMC

Computational Biology & Omics

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Petra BeliCellular responses to DNA damage and replication stressIMB
Joachim BurgerComputational palaeogenomicsJGU
Falk ButterGlobal investigations of gene regulationIMB
Anton KhmelinskiiProtein quality control and agingIMB
Julian KönigThe evolution of new exons from Alu elements in human and primatesIMB

Synthetic Biology, Nanoscopy & Structural Biology

Group LeaderTopicInstitution
Edward LemkeSynthetic/chemical biology approaches to study multifunctionality of IDPsJGU/IMB
Eva WolfStructural biology of circadian clock proteinsJGU/IMB