© Magdalena Gonciarz
The best things about the DIGS-BB are the interdisciplinary training and the interactions among students. I believe that these aspects are fundamental for cool science.
Tzi-Yang Lin | PhD student in Elly Tanaka Group since 2013
Do you wanna learn the way to do awesome science? Come to Dresden and join DIGS-BB.
David Opavsky | PhD student in Rolf Jessberger Group since 2014
What I like the most about DIGS-BB PhD program is how it has an international and dynamic work environment, providing students with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and exceptional resources. Every single student’s intellectual potential can be fully explored owing to the rigorous training and constant mentorship one gets from program.
Ramya Ravindranathan | PhD student in Attila Tóth Group since 2015
My entire stay in Dresden for PhD was thoroughly enjoyable. The program was very supportive for international students and helped a lot, especially in my initial years in Germany. Dresden is a fantastic place for science, with amazing new standards of research and efficiency.
Mansi Gupta | PhD in Michael Brand Group, CRTD – graduated in 2014
I much appreciate the courses, practicals and special events (e.g. Career Day) organized by the DIPP. They widened my view about things and connected me with people I otherwise would not got to know.
Robert Wieduwild | PhD in Yixin Zhang Group, B CUBE – graduated in 2014
I am deeply grateful to be a graduate of the Dresden International PhD Program and for experiencing how science can overcome any cultural differences.
Anja Marciniak | PhD in Stephan Speier Group, CRTD – graduated in 2014
Asking our PIs
- Why should a graduate become a DIGS-BB PhD students? Why should they join the PhD program?
- What makes a strong PhD application? What do you look for when selecting a candidate?
M. Teresa Pisabarro
- Because of the internationality and recognition, the benefit of belonging to a group, the courses and other program benefits.
- Many things: academic record, previous experience, personality. Intelligence and interest.
- Simply because it is one of the best PhD programs I have seen so far.
- Once you made it through the prescreening and sit in my office, I do not care much about your grades or certificates anymore. I also do not expect you to know everything, but hope you have interesting questions on what we do.
- Excellent scientific mentorship on key questions by an outstanding international faculty of scientists.
- Evidence of curiosity, creativity, intellectual leadership.
This section is about special projects our PhD students pursue outside of their thesis work. They are not DIGS-BB projects – but we are amazed by them and thus want to share them with you.
Portrait of Science
Portrait of Science is a wonderful project created and pursued by the DIGS-BB PhD student Magdalena Gonciarz. You’ll find portraits of scientists from all over the Biopolis campus: group leaders, predocs, technicians, master students, … The pictures are always being accompanied by a brief and personal interview.