Programs for Graduate and Master Students

Do you study life sciences or medicine?

Are you interested in a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral thesis at our institute?

Then you are welcome to apply directly to our directors and research group leaders. 

You can find information on the various doctoral programs at the Göttingen Campus, in which our institute participates, here. If you have general questions regarding your application, please contact our coordinator Svea Viola Dettmer (see contacts on the right).

All our students doing research at the institute for a thesis or doctoral thesis must be enrolled at a university at the same time. With a few exceptions, academic titles in Germany are only awarded by the nationwide universities. The institute, therefore, cooperates closely with the Universität Göttingen in the IMPRS doctoral programs listed below, where our directors and research group leaders also teach and give seminars.


International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)

In the competition for the best young minds, the Max Planck Society and German universities have established a special program of education and training for outstanding students: The International Max Planck Research Schools, short IMPRS. The Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry, for Dynamics and Self-Organization, and of Experimental Medicine have teamed up with the University of Göttingen to establish the scientific programs Molecular BiologyNeurosciencesPhysics of Biological  and Complex  Systems and Genome ScienceThe structured education and training offers excellent research and learning conditions and is open to German and foreign students. 


The institute and the IMPRS are also part of the Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften (GGNB). GGNB offers structured graduate programs for master and doctoral students and supports young scientists with intensive courses and tutoring offers.


There are also programs for young scientists within the framework of further cooperations between the institute and the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry and for Dynamics and Self-Organization as well as the German Primate Center. These include:

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