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Welcome to our International PhD Program

Under the auspices of the University of Tübingen, more than 80 students from all over the world are working on their PhDs at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. Here, they profit from an interdisciplinary environment and first-rate scientific resources. Dedicated support and a plethora of courses and workshops foster the growth of our doctoral students. The program offers cutting edge training in


  • The summer course listing is now online.
  • Several labs in the CBBI track are currently looking for PhD students
  • Important dates for 2015:
    TIPP Retreat
             July 16-18
    Career Day
                September 10
    PhD Symposium
        October 28-29
  • We invite qualified students to apply directly to one of of faculty members by sending an email with a CV. Here you can find a list of our faculty members from the MCSB track, the EDGE track and the CBBI track.
Basic information about the program can be found here. For a research profile of our institutes, please browse through our Scientific Overview.