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WINTER SELECTION 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4th NOVEMBER 2020!!!!

Time line of the IMPRS-LM (formerly IMPRS-CMB) Winter Selection:

  • online registration: activated from 15th September 2020
  • deadline for application: 4th November 2020 (24:00 Berlin Time)
  • deadline for submission of reference letters: 12th November 2020 (24:00 CET)
  • Interview in Dortmund1: 8th - 10th February 2021


1The interviews are at the moment planned onsite at the MPI of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund. Should the social and travel restrictions still be in place early next year (2021) the interviews will be carried out online via video conferencing. Decisions on the matter will be taken when the shortilisted candidates will be invited (approximately beginning of December 2020). If the interviews should happen online, please expect changes in the above mentioned dates.
 

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.