Our programme provides outstanding students with excellent research-oriented interdisciplinary training in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Epigenetics, Immunobiology and Molecular Biology. We train students to become self-reliant and to acquire and utilize the knowledge necessary for their research project. Students have the chance to interact with experts in various fields both to extend their scientific knowledge and to learn critical thinking as well as acquire problem-solving skills.
The IMPRS-MCB fellows have 3 to 4 years to obtain their degree. Most of this time they work on their individually supervised research project. In addition to the experimental part all fellows have a possibility and are obliged to participate in curricular activities of the programme. These are:
scientific and soft skills courses offered by the programme (see Curriculum)
supervision of junior students (master students or summer trainees)
Our students are funded during the whole time of their PhD (3-4 years). The payment is sufficient for monthly living costs in Freiburg to be covered. There are no tuition fees to be paid.