A PhD program for Future Leaders in Science

Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science, the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental, and Systems Biology trains talented young researchers seeking a doctoral degree. Housed at three sites in Dresden, our PhD students work with top scientists from over 50 nations to ask: How do cells form tissues and organisms? Our PhD students show tremendous passion for cross-disciplinary science and pursue new directions in research. This site introduces you to our Predocs, Group Leaders, and Program. Learn more in a nutshell about our blend of quality research and fast-paced learning. If you have the drive and discipline to succeed in this environment, we encourage you to apply.


THESIS DEFENSE | Christiane Iserman

22 March 2019

"Stress-induced Phase Separation as an adaptive Strategy to regulate Gene Expression"

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ANNOUNCEMENT | Spring 2019 Selection Week

11 March 2019

A warm welcome to our talented international candidates

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2020 PhD Positions

Application opens Summer 2019

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