Winter Selection 2020:
- online registration: activated from 12th September 2019
- deadline for application: 31st October 2019 (24:00 Central European Time)
- deadline for submission of reference letters: 8th November 2019 (24:00 CET)
- interview in Dortmund: 3rd - 5th February 2020
Applications are possible only via the ONLINE APPLICATION IMPRS-CMB database1.
For more information about the requirements to join our graduate school, read here.
For more information about the selection process read here.
We encourage the application of talented and motivated students and we offer you the opportunity to develop into creative and passionate scientists. more…..
The scientific questions, that as a School we are interested in, are often very complex and require a combination of expertise. For this reason, we value interdisciplinarity and we actively search for students with backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering that are willing to work hand in hand with Biologists.
As a Biologist, this is also the place for you: you will be encouraged to tackle questions using a variety of approaches for which you will find training and support on site. Projects are truly interdisciplinary because faculty with different backgrounds closely collaborate.
To get an overview of our Science, check out our Faculty Members.
In the ‘Research Experience and Motivation’ section of the application, you will be asked to select projects by choosing a combination of keywords. Each group of keywords corresponds to a project. The list of recruiting group leaders and the details of the projects will be disclosed only upon invitation (approximately 6 weeks before the interview dates).
IMPORTANT: you do NOT need to secure a position within a lab during the application phase.
Here is the complete list of groups of keywords (=15 projects!!!), in alphabetical order, as they appear in the application for the Winter Selection 2020.
Please select up to 4 groups of keywords:
BIOCHEMISTRY / ORGANELLES AND INTERORGANELLAR COMMUNICATION / MOLECULAR MACHINES / PROTEIN ENGINEERING, EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION
BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING / NUCLEIC ACID CHEMISTRY / BIOCONJUGATES / SPATIAL ORGANIZATION
CELL BIOLOGY / AUTOPHAGY / MEMBRANE DYNAMICS / NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
CELL BIOLOGY / CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY / PROTEOSTASIS
CELL BIOLOGY / NEURODEGENERATION / PROTEOSTASIS / LIVE CELL IMAGING
CELL BIOLOGY / ORGANELLES AND INTERORGANELLAR COMMUNICATION / PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION / BIOCHEMICAL ASSAYS
CELL DIVISION: MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS / BIOPHYSICS / CELL BIOLOGY / SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / SMALL MOLECULE MODULATORS / PROTEOSTASIS / POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS
CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AND REMODELLING / BIOCHEMISTRY / STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY / EPIGENETICS
CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPY / STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY / BACTERIAL TOXINS / ULTRASTRUCTURE OF MUSCLES
NUCLEIC ACID CHEMISTRY / BIOCHEMICAL NETWORK / MOLECULAR SELF-ORGANIZATION / PATTERN RECOGNITION
PROTEOSTASIS / CELLULAR STRESS / BIOCHEMISTRY / CELL BIOLOGY
STEM CELL BIOLOGY / NETWORK BIOLOGY / GENETIC ENGINEERING / LIVE CELL IMAGING
Please choose the groups of keywords that best reflect your interests.
TIP: use the motivation letter to convey, in the most clear and comprehensive way, why you are interested in joining our program, why you chose certain keywords and what are your major scientific interests.
1By submitting your application to the IMPRS-CMB database you allow us to store and process your data exclusively for the purpose of the recruitment process.
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