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Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

University of Göttingen

36 months
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About

The GGNB doctoral program Physics of Biological and Complex Systems is a member of the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is conducted jointly by the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.

Overview

The research-oriented program in  Physics of Biological and Complex Systems from University of Göttingen, is taught in English and open to students who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in the physics, biophysics, chemistry, life sciences or related fields.

Features

Building upon the increasingly strong links between physics, chemistry and the life sciences, the program aims at advancing the quantitative and molecular understanding of life processes while at the same time exploring new frontiers of physics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research topics include biomolecular structure and dynamics, biological membranes, motor proteins and pattern formation in systems of interacting cells, neuronal information processing, and hydrodynamics and pattern formation of complex fluids.
  • The program offers cutting-edge advanced microscopy courses and teaches the basics of new cutting-edge techniques essential for studying life processes in combination with quantitative physical approaches and synthetic strategies.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have no application deadlines and PhD projects in our center can start throughout the year.

Credits

20 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • our cover sheet (pdf),
  • certificates of other relevant examinations (e.g. GRE, if available),
  • English proficiency certificates 
  • statement by (prospective) supervisor incl. preliminary title, starting date of PhD project, prospective thesis committee members (if already known), details on funding (contract/stipend, funding source, duration of funding). If funding is not yet available for the entire duration of PhD or if supervisors plans lab move: include declaration by department that they will take over the supervision and funding.
  • short abstract of your PhD thesis half or one A4-page (is only required for the application for the programs Molecular Biology of Cells, Cellular and Molecular Physiology of the Brain and Systems Neuroscience)
  • optionally: max. two reference letters,
  • optionally: 1 (one) passport photograph.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Tuition for doctoral studies is fully subsidized by the government for international and domestic students.
  • The administrative semester fee is approx. 300 EUR 

Living costs for Göttingen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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Funding

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