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


  • John Weir who has just joined our MCSB track is looking for a PhD student. Find out more here.
  • Elisa Izaurralde joins the award winners at this year's PhD Symposium:
    Wei Ding, Anna Fuchs, Bogdan Sieriebriennikov, Pavel Sagluenko, Autumn Otchengco, Stefan Grüner
  • We welcome our new class of PhD students who got together for the PhD Introductory Course  2016.
Basic information about the program can be found here.