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WINTER SELECTION 2021

November 27, 2020

Dear applicants,

The pandemic is not giving us any break and, as you may have read or are experiencing, the situation in Germany and Europe is currently critical. As we do not expect major improvements for the start of the new year, we have decided to conduct once again (as for the summer selections) the interviews online.

We will try our best to offer you an experience that hopefully will be as similar as possible to the onsite visit.

The procedure will be disclosed SOON (please be patient another 10 days!!) to those of you that will receive an invitation.

 

Here is the list (in alphabetical order) of GROUP LEADERS participating in the IMPRS-LM Winter Selection 2021:

 

Leif Dehmelt, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Department of Systemic Cell Biology:
"Rho GTPase signal networks in cellular morphodynamics"

 

Michael Ehrmann, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Center of Medical Biotechnology:
"Implications of deregulated proteostasis in cell state transitions"

 

Ralf Erdmann, Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB), Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry:
PROJECT 1: "Targeting glycosome biogenesis by small molecules to provide novel therapeutic routes to treat trypanosomiases and leishmaniasis"
PROJECT 2: "Characterization of Components of the Peroxisomal Protein Import Machinery"

 

Malte Gersch, Technical University Dortmund (TU Dortmund) and Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC):
"Therapeutic targeting of proteolysis within the Ubiquitin system"

 

Jochen Imig, Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC):
"Restoration of Aberrant Oncogenic 3D-Chromatin Interactions by Novel Dual dCas9-CTCF CRISPR System in Cancer"

 

Hemmo Meyer, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Center of Medical Biotechnology:
"Cellular and mechanistic dissection of VCP/p97-mediated stress responses in neurodegeneration"

 

Stefan Raunser, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Department of Structural Biochemistry:
"Structural Studies of Muscle Cells"

 

Jörg Tatzelt, Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB), Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry:
"Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration"

 

Stefan Westermann, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Center of Medical Biotechnology:
"Formation and Regulation of a dynamic Kinetochore-Microtubule Interface"

 

Konstanze Winklhofer, Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB), Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry:
PROJECT 1: "Mechanisms of proteostasis dysregulation in neurodegenerative diseases"
PROJECT 2: "The role of mitochondria at neuro-immune interfaces"

 

Applications are possible only via the ONLINE APPLICATION IMPRS-LM database2.
For more information about the requirements to join our graduate school, read here.
For more information about the selection process read here.

We encourage the application of talented and motivated students and we offer you the opportunity to develop into creative and passionate scientists. more…..

The scientific questions, that as a School we are interested in, are often very complex and require a combination of expertise. For this reason, we value interdisciplinarity and we actively search for students with backgrounds in PhysicsMathematicsChemistryComputer Science or Engineering that are willing to work hand in hand with Biologists.
As a Biologist, this is also the place for you: you will be encouraged to tackle questions using a variety of approaches for which you will find training and support on site. Projects are truly interdisciplinary because faculty with different backgrounds closely collaborate.

To get an overview of our Science, check out our Faculty Members.

In the ‘Research Experience and Motivation’ section of the application, you will be asked to select projects by choosing a combination of keywords. Each group of keywords corresponds to a project. The list of recruiting group leaders and the details of the projects will be disclosed only upon invitation (approximately 6 weeks before the interview dates).
IMPORTANT: you do NOT need to secure a position within a lab during the application phase.

Below you can find the complete list of groups of keywords (=10 projects), in alphabetical order, as they will appear in the application for the Winter Selection 2021. Please choose the groups of keywords that best reflect your interests and select up to 4 groups of keywords.

TIP: use the motivation letter to convey, in the most clear and comprehensive way, why you are interested in joining our program, why you chose certain keywords and what are your major scientific interests.


1

BIOCHEMISTRY / CELL BIOLOGY / CELL CYCLE / CYTOSKELETON


2
BIOCHEMISTRY / CELL BIOLOGY / CELL SIGNALING / PROTEOSTASIS


3
BIOCHEMISTRY / ORGANELLES AND INTERORGANELLAR COMMUNICATION / MOLECULAR MACHINES / PROTEIN ENGINEERING, EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION


4
CELL BIOLOGY / CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY / PROTEOSTASIS


5
CELL BIOLOGY / NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES / PHASE TRANSITION / LIVE CELL IMAGING


6
CELL BIOLOGY / SYSTEMS BIOLOGY / CYTOSKELETON / LIVE CELL IMAGING


7
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / EPIGENETICS / PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION/ DIRECTED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION


8
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS / PROTEOSTASIS / UBIQUITIN


9

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY / SYSTEMS BIOLOGY / CHROMATIN DYNAMICS AND REMODELING / GENETIC ENGINEERING


10

STEM CELL BIOLOGY / BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING / INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION / CELL FATE DECISIONS


11

STRUCTURAL CELL BIOLOGY / MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY / MACROMOLECULAR COMPLEXES / ELECTRON TOMOGRAPHY & CRYO-EM



2By submitting your application to the IMPRS-LM database you allow us to store and process your data exclusively for the purpose of the recruitment process.
Please read here the Data Protection Statement of the IMPRS-LM.