International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS)

The IMPRS-LS is a special PhD program of the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry, Neurobiology and Psychiatry, the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Technical University Munich. The program covers the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and structural biology and takes an interdisciplinary approach to connect them. In this way, the IMPRS-LS aims to promote the ability of cross-frontier thinking and to encourage its students to look beyond their own noses.

The research of an individual doctoral student focuses on the topic of the chosen research group, but is also integrated into a structured curriculum. This curriculum offers a variety of training opportunities such as lecture series, seminars, advanced courses, method and career development workshops and participation in international conferences.

Currently, more than 250 students from all over the world are working at the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Neurobiology.

Video by Max Planck society about IMPRS (german only):

Structured doctoral training and excellent research conditions - this is what the International Max Planck Research Schools stand for. The first such school was founded in the year 2000.

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