International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology
The International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys, www.imprs-celldevosys.de) was originally established by the Max Planck Society as IMPRS for Molecular Cell Biology and Bioengineering in 2001. Meanwhile in its third funding period (2013–2018), the change of name reflects our recent incorporation of systems biology, computational biology and physics to the more traditional fields of cell and developmental biology.
The IMPRS-CellDevoSys is a joint program of 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 Center of Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD).
The IMPRS-CellDevoSys offers scientific training and research at the cutting edge and incorporates systems biology approaches to the more traditional fields of cell and developmental biology. “How do cells form tissue?” continues to be the central questions of the research carried out by the IMPRS-CellDevoSys, involving the study of molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic cells and their role in tissue formation. The spectrum of the research extends from the analysis of individual molecules to that of model organisms; it includes experimental, computational and theoretical approaches that aim at understanding complex cellular and developmental processes. Challenging research, interdisciplinary training, expert supervision and state-of-art facilities characterize the IMPRS-CellDevoSys, which is dedicated to providing exemplary conditions for young scientists in a highly attractive and inspiring environment.
The IMPRS-CellDevoSys is the partner of, and cooperates with, the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB), which has been awarded to the TUD by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state government in 2006. Together, they form the Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP).
We welcome applications of outstanding university graduates who wish to work towards a PhD within the scope of the IMPRS-CellDevoSys and who hold an undergraduate degree from life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, computer science, physics or applied mathematics.