Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering
In recent years, Dresden has developed with a tremendous pace to one of the leading scientific centers in the areas of cell and developmental biology, biomedicine, biophysics and bioengineering. Biopolis Dresden is characterized by a vibrant international community of researchers that performs cross-disciplinary research at the highest level in state-of-the art research centers at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD, Technical University) and research institutions as the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS), the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research (IPF) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The unique combination of scientific expertise renders Biopolis Dresden a highly attractive place for young researchers working towards a doctoral degree.
Promoted by these developments, the TUD has been awarded the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB, www.digs-bb.de) in 2006, funded by the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German Universities.
In 2012, the DIGS-BB succeeded with its proposal for the second round of the German Excellence Initiative, allowing the DIGS-BB to continue its award-winning concept in graduate training and to introduce innovations in structure and content. These include the “Research Exchange Program”, funding networking with participating labs world-wide, and the “Springboard-to-Postdoc” program. With career advantages like this DIGS-BB will continue to recruit excellent PhD students from all over the world and to provide top-notch research and training opportunities.
The DIGS-BB is the partner of, and cooperates with, the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys) implemented by the Max Planck Society in 2001. Together, they form the Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP).