Are you a talented and enthusiastic student seeking an opportunity to work on research projects at the cutting edge of modern biology? Then you should consider joining our International PhD Programme (IPP). As an IPP PhD student, you address key questions related to the overarching theme of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability while becoming part of our lively IPP community with more than 150 IPP students from more than 40 countries. For an overview of the IPP, have a look at IPP at a Glance, if you want to find out more about the benefits of being an IPP PhD student, check out What the IPP offers.

About the IPP

Our research groups cover a broad range of expertise in genomics, biochemistry, proteomics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. The six main research themes are:

  • Ageing & disease
  • DNA repair & genome stability
  • Bioinformatics & computational biology
  • Epigenetics & nuclear dynamics
  • Gene regulation & evolution
  • RNA biology

See our research topics page for more details. In the IPP, you will have the chance to get insights into techniques like CRISPR/Cas genome editing, next-generation sequencing, modeling of gene networks, mass spectrometry or super-resolution microscopy. Our scientific and social events and the open and vibrant atmosphere in the IPP ensure high levels of exchange and collaboration between the participating groups.

This PhD programme thus provides an excellent opportunity to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of your study.

If you have any questions that are not answered here or in the FAQs, you can contact us via email.

The IPP is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology - a centre of excellence in the life sciences which was founded in 2011. Core funding for the IPP comes from the three main participating institutions: