Our International PhD Programme on the “Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response” gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Our groups cover a broad range of expertise and include leading biochemists, geneticists, cell and developmental biologists who study the molecular mechanisms of embryonic development, ageing and disease; bioinformaticians and systems biologists who analyse high-throughput datasets and model regulatory gene networks; and applied physicists who develop ground breaking super-resolution microscopes. This range of expertise and the open and vibrant atmosphere within the Programme encourages multidisciplinary collaborations and innovative research. Moreover, a range of scientific and social events are organised to ensure high levels of exchange and collaboration between the participating groups.
The Programme is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz, Germany, and participating groups are located at the:
- Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
- Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU)
- University Medical Center (UMC)
- Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P)
Funding for the International PhD Programme comes from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and as a Fellow of this programme your research will be overseen by an expert Thesis Advisory Committee who will be there to support you in your research and provide you with advice as to how you should proceed. This programme thus provides an excellent opportunity to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of your study.
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