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The Gene Center Munich provides an excellent environment for doctoral studies.

genzentrum labor 5372Doctoral candidates

  • apply directly to one of the research groups
  • are expected to dedicate themselves to solving an important problem and publish their results
  • obtain their doctoral degree within three to four years
  • are also supported by a thesis advisory committee (TAC), comprising three to four supervisors with pertinent expertise
  • can participate in key skills training courses
  • can attend international meetings


For further information see our guidelines or contact:

Prof. Roland Beckmann (Assistant: Gudrun Römer

PhD Programs

Gene Center groups also participate in structured PhD programs that offer additional advanced coursework and specialized training, as well as substantial financial support (PhD fellowships). These include the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) and the International Max Planck Research School for Molecules of Life (IMPRS-ML).

The research training group GRK1721 (Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and Hybrid Methods in Genome Biology) was funded by the DFG for nine years and ended in 2021.