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Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry – PhD Course

In line with its scientific mission, “from molecule to man”, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology conducts basic biomedical research in Dortmund. At the interface between structural biology, molecular Cell Biology and chemical biology, the Institute’s scientists pursue an interdisciplinary research approach leading to a unique liaison between chemistry and biology. The scientific concept aims to achieve a holistic understanding of the dynamics of cellular reaction networks. By identifying and synthesising near-natural active substances, the scientists can accurately modulate intracellular processes. State of the art imaging methods are used to depict molecular reactions in cells. An important aspect of the scientists’ systems-biological research work is the act of clarifying the molecular causes of diseases which, as in the case of cancer, are based on faulty intracellular signal transmission.

Courses offerred for Admissions:

  • PhD Course

Eligibility for Admissions:

  • Suitable candidates hold a Diploma degree or a Master degree in the natural sciences, preferentially in biochemistry, biophysics or biology. Marks should be clearly above average.
  • Experience in synthetic/molecular biology, in vitro evolution, reconstitution and characterization of enzymes as well as emulsion technology will be considered as a strong asset.
  • Practical know-how in cell-free protein expression, isolation, characterization and handling of proteins and nucleic acids as well as analysis of deep-sequencing data will be beneficial.
  • The tasks require a high level of experimental skills and creativity. The willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment is expected.

How to Apply

  • Please send your application documents, including curriculum vitae and references, by e-mail until January 31, 2016 at the latest to hannesm@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.
  • Please send your E-Mail application with the subject “MaxSynBio PhD application“.

Application Fee: NA

Official Notice:

Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

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