PhD Association

PhD Association

Currently, about 150 graduate students – coming from all over the world – are working at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. The PhD Association is a network of these PhDs and promotes the interests of all its students. It was founded in 2001 and organizes many activities throughout the year. The PhD association works closely together with the IMPRS and the PostDoc association.

To broaden our scientific horizon, we organize each year a Seminar Series to which we invite leading scientists from all over the world.

In order to prepare ourselves for our “life after the PhD”, either in- or outside of the scientific community, we also regularly invite companies and institutes from different working areas. As part of the Careers for PhDs we to tell us about their field of work and the opportunities for us.

To broaden our professional and social competence, we furthermore offer different Soft Skill Workshops. The MPIB provides us with an annual budget to invite coaches and organize trainings specifically to our needs

To facilitate interaction among the students of the different departments we organize a yearly PhD Retreat at the Ringberg Castle and quarterly Get Together Parties.

We are also part of the PhDnet, the PhD association for all PhD students within the Max Planck Society. Each year we elect an external PhD representative who attends the annual PhDnet General Meeting representing the MPIB and electing the PhDnet Steering Group.

Graduate Committee



External Representative Sven Klumpe 2635
Internal Representatives Marvin Thielert 2669
Sascha Wani 3021
Distinguished Lecture Series Johanna Brüggenthies 2451
Sven Klumpe 2635
Lukas Langer


Martina Peritore


Graduate Retreat Sven Klumpe 2635
Get Togethers Martina Peritore 3048
Finances Laura Lindenthal 2451
Departmental Spokespeople
Baumeister Christos Papantoniou 3445
Borner Lisa Schweitzer
Conti Julian Brötzmann
Cox Petra Gutenbrunner 2098
Duderstadt Barbara Safaric 3058
Fässler Andrea Seiwert 2114
Hartl Mirkko Flecken 3947
Jungmann Thomas Schlichthärle 3415
Krishnamoorthy Andrea Seiwert 2114
Mann Lisa Schweitzer
Meissner Jonathan Swietlik 2556
Müller Elena Karlukova 3114
Murray Leonie Zeitler 2453
Mutschler Emilie Song 3017
Nedialkova Geraldine Rodschinka 3026
Pfander Martina Peritore
Schulman Sebastian Kostrhon 2425
Schwille Adrian Merino 2372
Zachariae Oleksii Lyzak 3122

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