PhD Overview

PhD Overview

Our program provides outstanding students with excellent research-oriented interdisciplinary training in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Epigenetics, Immunobiology and Molecular Biology. We train doctoral researchers to become self-reliant and to acquire and utilize the knowledge necessary for their research project. Doctoral researchers 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.

IMPRS doctoral researchers have 3 to 4 years to obtain their degree. While the PhD reseach thesis is the main focus of their studies, IMPRS students have the option to round out their education with other curricular activities provided by the program.

The goal of the IMPRS-IEM curriculum is to train doctoral researchers in experimental methods, scientific reasoning and logic, effective communication and ethical behaviour, as well as provide opportunities to acquire career-critical skills. It consists of courses mandatory to all doctoral researchers (IEM Advances, IEM Foundations, Good Scientific Practice, Proposal Writing and Scientific Presentation) and others which they can choose based on their needs and interests.

In addition, IMPRS-IEM doctoral researchers have the opportunity to participate in courses offered by SGBM and the International Graduate Academy of the University of Freiburg. Please contact IMPRS office for more details. 

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