International Max Planck Research School:
³The molecular basis of plant development and environmental interactions²
10 Ph. D. Studentships
The Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research together with the
University of Cologne, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (Poznan,
Poland), the Institute for Plant Sciences (Gif sur Yvette, France) and the
Biological Research Centre (Szeged, Hungary) invite applications for Ph.D.
fellowships as part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
in Cologne (Germany).
The IMPRS is intended for highly motivated students with a strong training
in molecular sciences. The constellation of participating institutions
provides excellent conditions and expertise in plant genetics and
biochemistry, structural biology/biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular
microbiology. The training includes biweekly seminars, supervision of two
senior faculty of the research school, and practical courses on e.g. reverse
genetics, characterization of gene function, non-invasive imaging,
3-D-structural analysis of proteins, bioinformatics, and novel mass
spectrometry-based protein biochemistry at the participating institutions.
The program is taught in English and open to students from all countries
holding a Master¹s degree or a Diploma.
The applications in English should include: a cover letter, the completed
application form together with accompanying documents. Candidates from
countries with another official language should provide a proof of
proficiency in English as a second language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS). In
addition two letters of reference should be mailed independently to the
For detailed information about the application process and the Ph.D. program
visit the IMPRS homepage at
Deadline for applications is April 30, 2006. The fellowship application
should be mailed to:
Max Planck Institut for Plant Breeding Research
IMPRS Molecular Basis of Plant Development
50829 Cologne / Germany