25 PhD Fellowships at the The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM): The school is offering 25 PhD Fellowships for students with a background in biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics, physics or applied math and an interest in conducting interdisciplinary research at the interface of experiment and quantitative theory.
Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM): Our School aims at preparing young life scientists for the new era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program that is international in outlook and brings together a range of diverse disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and applied mathematics.
Both student research projects and classroom teaching are highly interdisciplinary, with a thematic focus on the problem of gene regulation in all its facets. The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich as well as from the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Helmholtz Center Munich.
The Graduate School is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and seeks to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, international PhD training program that bridges the divide between traditionally separate disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical biophysics, and applied mathematics. While maintaining a strong command of their ‘home’ discipline, QBM students will become well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought and learn to communicate and work effectively with scientists from different backgrounds.
Main Features of the Program: Key elements of the QBM program are:
- an interdisciplinary research project jointly supervised by two PIs from different fields;
- a substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component, centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives;
- a multi-facetted mentoring and professional skills program designed to promote students’ growth as independent scientists.
- comprehensive financial support, including a fellowship package totaling 1868 €/month, and no tuition cost.
QBM is a joint initiative by leading scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Helmholtz Center Munich. Research within the School encompasses the entire range of approaches brought to biological questions today, with a thematic focus on the problem of gene expression in all its facets.
Further information: For more information and to apply, visit us at www.qbm.lmu.de
Deadline: January 04, 2016