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Genes and Development, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Göttingen, Germany
The doctoral program "Genes and Development" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences. It is hosted by the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences and is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, and the German Primate Center.
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Overview

The Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) is a joint initiative of more than 30 research groups, affiliated with the Faculty of Biology and Psychology, the Medical School (University Medicine), Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, and the Faculty of Forest Sciences at the Georg August University. All of these research groups work in the field of molecular biology. 

The major goals of the GZMB are: 
  • Intensification of research activities by the formation and advancement of collaborative research centers, international research training groups or research groups.
  • Common utilization of high-end technologies.
  • Support of young scientists by the establishment of independent junior research groups.
  • Establishment of novel curricula with the aim of offering integrated teaching for students from all cooperating faculties.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Training shall enable the students to integrate knowledge and methods from classical developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and infection biology. The faculty members are experienced in many of the relevant model organisms, including fungi (Aspergillus, Verticillium), plants (Arabidopsis, tobacco), nematodes (C. elegans), insects (Drosophila, Tribolium) and vertebrates (Xenopus, chicken, mouse).

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • transcripts / academic records (Studienbuch) of your studies,
  • all academic degree diplomas (only university degrees, no secondary education degrees!),
  • certificates of other relevant examinations (e.g. GRE, if available),
  • English proficiency certificates,
  • statement by (prospective) supervisor (incl. details on funding, preliminary title and starting date of PhD project),
  • optionally: max. two reference letters,
  • optionally: 1 (one) passport photograph.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).

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