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PhD Positions

Recruiting Group Leaders

Currently the following group leaders intend to take part in the PhD Fall Selection 2020 (this list might change due to changes in the groups’ funding situations, please check back regularly for updated information).

For more details see also the list of open projects.

© Katrin Boes

Simon Alberti

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology / Biochemistry Organization of cytoplasm across space and time

Hayder Amin

Biomedicine / Bioengineering and Biomaterials Plasticity Models for Aging and Neurodegeneration

Michael Bachmann

Biomedicine / Regenerative and Degenerative Biology Tumorimmunology

Martin Bornhäuser

Biomedicine Biology of adult stem cells: clinical relevance for leukemia and stem cell transplantation

Stefan R. Bornstein

Biomedicine Intercellular crosstalk in the endocrine system

Stefan Diez

Bioengineering and Biomaterials / Biophysics Molecular transport in cell biology and nanotechnology

Natalie Dye

Biomedicine / Biophysics Biophysics of epithelial growth and tumorigenesis

Mohamed Elgendy

Biomedicine Metabolic alterations in cancer

Karim Fahmy

Biophysics Structural basis of biological switches and biomolecular recognition


Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

Biophysics Active rheology of the cytoskeleton


Anke Fuchs

Biomedicine Development of Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

Tatyana Grinenko

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Mechanisms of somatic mutations in HSCs during hematological stresses

© Stephan Wiegand

Rolf Jessberger

Biomedicine / Biochemistry Chromosome Dynamics and Hematopoietic Cell Biology

Henning Morawietz

Biomedicine Endothelium and cardiovascular diseases

© Jan Greune

Felix Müller-Planitz

Biochemistry / Biophysics Chromatin: its biogenesis and its cellular functions

Anna Poetsch

Biomedicine / Computational Biology Genome specificity of DNA damage and mutagenesis

Yael Politi

Bioengineering and Biomaterials Chitin based biological materials and biomineralization

Tilman Rachner

Biomedicine / Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Metabolic and signalling pathways as targets for personalized cancer therapies in breast and prostate cancer

Natalia Rodríguez Muela

Biomedicine / Regenerative and Degenerative Biology Selective neuronal vulnerability in neurodegenerative diseases


James Sáenz

Bioengineering and Biomaterials Synthetic Membrane Biology


Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology / Regenerative and Degenerative Biology Vertebrate tissue repair and regeneration

Mirko Schmidt

Biomedicine / Biochemistry Understanding the brain and curing its diseases

Michele Solimena

Biomedicine Cell Biology of Pancreatic Beta Cells


Stephan Speier

Biomedicine Islet Cell Physiology


Jared Sterneckert

Biomedicine / Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease

Tomohisa Toda

Biomedicine / Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Nuclear architecture in the long-term maintenance of brain function and brain aging


Carsten Werner

Bioengineering and Biomaterials Biofunctional polymer materials