Fields of research


The PhD students will either specialize in an experimental or in a theoretical discipline. Fields of research include:


  • all experimental "omics" disciplines, i.e. genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, bioimaging,
  • important theoretical disciplines, i.e. stochastics, theoretical physics, bioinformatics, biometrics, and computational biology.

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    Key features


  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) within 3-4 years
  • Close cooperation between several faculties at the University of Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, the German Primate Center, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen.
  • Cutting edge research program
  • Scientific as well as soft skill courses
  • Multi-disciplinary environment, on Göttingen Campus
  • Embedded in the Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB)
  • Supervision of PhD students by two PIs, one an experimentalist and one with a computational or theoretical background is possible



  • Time line


    Preliminary application deadline is February 12, 2020; recruitment days April 15-17, 2020; start of PhD projects around fall 2020. Earlier starts might be possible, depending on the funding of the project.


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    IMPRS-GS students December 2018

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    IMPRS-GS students November 2017


    Excursion gwdg 2020
    Eric Helmvoigt, GWDG

    Excursion to the GWDG, Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (joint Max Planck and University of Göttingen computing and IT competence centre) in February 2019.

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    Eric Helmvoigt, GWDG

    Excursion to the GWDG, Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (joint Max Planck and University of Göttingen computing and IT competence centre) in January 2018.