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International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms"

International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics and evolutionary biology.

We train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline.

IMPRS PhD students tackle research projects bridging the gap from molecules to living organisms. Transcending the boundaries of traditional life science disciplines, methodologies and scientific approaches from different fields are combined to address topics inaccessible by isolated research areas.

International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"

Our faculty members provide project supervision, plus expertise and infrastructure across the following traditionally separate fields:

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry & structural biology
  • Bioinformatics & computational biology
  • Molecular & cellular biology
  • Developmental biology & genetics
  • Genomics & proteomics
  • Microbiology and microbiome science
  • Evolutionary biology & ecology

We offer:

  • Fully-funded PhD positions
  • Cutting-edge research projects and excellent facilities
  • Tailored support from a thesis advisory committee
  • Core and optional development opportunities to improve your scientific and transferable skills
  • Multicultural environment with English as the working language

Our program is based in Tübingen, a hotspot for science and research in a quaint town in Germany. Tübingen is home to one of Germany’s most prestigious universities. Compact and friendly, with a beautiful medieval town centre, modern Tübingen has a lively, international feel, with cultural and entertainment opportunities to rival larger cities.

International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"


For more details about the IMPRS and information on how to apply, have a look at our homepage:

Our requirements:

  • An excellent University degree (obtained or pending) at Masters level in the life sciences or a related discipline
  • Skills and knowledge matching your proposed area of doctoral research
  • High motivation and a passion for research
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Applicants with degrees obtained outside the European Higher Education area should provide proof of their English language proficiency (e.g. by submitting a GRE or GATE score)

Who can apply?

Anyone - any nationality or background - who meets our academic requirements is encouraged to apply.