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Dahlem Research School Molecular Science

Research Focus

The program continues work and research carried out in the bilingual master’s program in Chemistry, the master’s programs in Bioinformatics and Polymer Science, or the master’s program in Physics as well as the previously existing Diplom programs in Physics and Biochemistry. Selected work groups of Freie Universität Berlin will cooperate with neighbouring research institutions to foster interdisciplinary networking and integration of teaching and research activities.  The associated projects comprise: Multivalency as a Chemical Action Principle; Fluorine as a Key Element; Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function, Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems; Multiscale Biosystems, Macromolecular Bioscience; Nanoscale Functional Materials and Systems

Sub-Programs of Molecular Sciences:FU Focus Area Nanoscale

Associated Programs of Molecular Sciences:


Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics

Program Type and Funding

Several Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) of German Research Foundation (DFG)

Partner Institutions

Freie Universität Berlin; Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; Technische Universität Berlin; Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, Leibniz Gemeinschaft


Not restricted, but depends on availability of funding, on average 15-20 new PhD students per year

Start of Program

Any time

Application Deadline

Any time