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The International Max Planck Research School for Biology AND Computation (IMPRS-BAC)

IMPRS-BAC provides an education for students at the interface of molecular life sciences and computational sciences. Apply now before January 7th, 2022.

News from Nov 12, 2021

The International Max Planck Research School for Biology AND Computation (IMPRS-BAC) is a joint graduate program of the Freie Universität Berlin (FU, departments of biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and department of mathematics and computer science) and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG).

The graduate program IMPRS for Biology And Computation (IMPRS-BAC) provides an education for students at the interface of molecular life sciences and computational sciences. This is based on perspective and supervision from both ends - experimental and computational - and suits students with degrees in molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics, or any related areas. If you have a passion for epigenetics, bioinformatics, developmental biology, mathematics, sequence analysis, gene regulation, RNA biology, mechanobiology, protein biochemistry, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution, or biophysics and want to work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics or the Freie Universität Berlin - this is the program for you! 

Most of our students come into the program with a master's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. molecular biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, biotechnology). For exceptional students with a bachelor's degree in the computational/mathematical sciences only we offer the preparatory program which allows you to attend lectures for three semesters and start on your Ph.D. research after a qualifying exam, without submitting a master's thesis. Some knowledge of German may be required for the preparatory program.

Our students come from all over the world and our working language is English.

Apply now before January 7th,2022.

For your online application please prepare

  • a letter of motivation
  • an indication of the groups at IMPRS-BAC you'd like to work with
  • a formal CV
  • your certificates (you should gain your degree before October 2022)
  • the names of two willing referees
  • a research proposal 
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