The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology announces the offer of up to 10 doctoral positions and fellowships. The graduate program starts with a rotation period of 3 months followed by a doctoral project of 3 years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.
Applications must include the following items
- Motivation letter (including a statement to special evolutionary interests) for applying to this program (maximum 2 pages).
- CV with personal details (including birth date), contact address, details on exams and courses taken including grades and a description how to read them, publications (if any) and all other relevant personal information (maximum 2 pages).
- Up to 3 names of academic teachers who could provide reference letters.
- Preference list of three specific projects including a short statement on the reason for the choice (max 1 page)
List of Projects available for 2017:
- Julien Dutheil: New methods for inferring selection in proteins
- Bernhard Haubold: Epigenomics; Computational Genomics
- Tobias Kaiser: The role of sexual communication and chromosomal rearrangements in driving sympatric population divergence
- Tobias Lenz: The evolutionary trade-off between T-cell and MHC diversity in natural populations; Functional pleiotropy of HLA alleles in infectious and autoimmune diseases
- Miriam Liedvogel: Genomic architecture and evolution of migratory traits in songbirds
- Linda Odenthal-Hesse: Evolutionary dynamics and controlling factors of meiotic recombination hotspots
- Paul Rainey: Evolutionary genetics of REPINs and RAYTs; Unravelling the evolutionary dynamics (and genetics) of lineage selection
- Arne Traulsen: Eco-evolutionary dynamics of host-associated microbial communities
- Lutz Becks; Eco-evolutionary dynamics
- Tal Dagan: Phylogenetic tree rooting and inference of lateral gene transfer; Evolutionary metagenomics of foraminifera residing in oxygen minimum zones
- Christian Jung: The impact of polyploidization on flowering time control in rapeseed
- Frank Kempken: Use of fungal model systems to address evolutionary questions
- Dietrich Ober: The molecular evolution of the arms race of plants against herbivores
- Thomas Roeder: The evolutionary basis of metabolic disorders. Understanding complex regulatory networks that control metabolic traits using the fruit fly as a model; Ancient ways to protect cells from premature death – how to deal with Parkinson’s disease and Diabetes; How does the brain-gut axis contribute to maintain intestinal homeostasis
- Hinrich Schulenburg: Rapid antibiotic resistance evolution; The evolution of Worm-microbiome interactions
- Eva Stukenbrock: Evolutionary dynamics of grass pathogens in natural ecosystems; Evolution and functional divergence of pathogenicity determinants in fungal grass pathogens; Microbial population adaptation to changing natural environments
- Ute Hentschel Humeida: Lifestyle evolution in marine sponge symbionts
International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology
|Subject areas||Life sciences, Biology|
|Fellowship amount||As per the norms|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||April 23, 2017|
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