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Recruiting Group Leaders

This is a list of currently 27 group leaders who are intending to recruit in the PhD Spring Selection 2021 and potential projects they’re offering.

Please note: this list might change during the application process (new additions or withdrawals), please check back regularly for updated information

Portrait Marius Ader

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Marius Ader

Open Project
  • Human Organoid System Based Therapy Discovery And Development For Age-related Macular Degeneration (joint project with Mike Karl)
Portrait Mareike Albert

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Mareike Albert

Open Project
  • Epigenetic regulation of human neurogenesis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biomedicine/Neuroscience/Genetics
Portrait Hayder Amin

Hayder Amin

Open Project
  • Decoding neurogenic functional plasticity in large-scale models
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Biophysics, or similar disciplines / prior experience in electrophysiology, computation (optional)
Portrait Henrik Bringmann

Henrik Bringmann

Open Projects
  • Mechanisms of sleep induction by a sleep-active neuron
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Cell Biology
  • Impact of sleep on tumor growth
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Cell Biology
Portrait Frank Buchholz

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Frank Buchholz

Open Project
  • Development of Genome Engineering Tools
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Genetics
Portrait Triantafyllos Chavakis

Triantafyllos Chavakis

Open Project
  • The Endothelial Metabolic Plasticity in Acute Inflammation
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biochemistry, Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine
Portrait Christian Dahmann

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Christian Dahmann

Open Projects
  • How the interplay between actomyosin contractility and ECM shapes epithelia in Drosophila
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology/Physics
  • How the genome encodes animal shape: From gene expression to cell mechanics
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology
Portrait Natalie Dye

Natalie Dye

Open Project
  • Biophysical analysis of heterogeneity in human gastric cancer
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biophysics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Medicine, Cancer Biology
Portrait Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

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Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

Open Project
  • Cytoskeletal regulation and mechanics induced by Epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cancer cells
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering
Portrait Hanno Glimm

Hanno Glimm

Open Project
  • Explore and overcome pre-exisiting drug resistance in personalized oncology
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology/Life Sciences with an excellent background and experience in Cellular and Molecular Biology as well as Cancer Biology
Portrait Mike Karl

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Mike Karl

Open Project
  • Human Organoid System Based Therapy Discovery And Development For Age-related Macular Degeneration (joint project with Marius Ader)
Portrait Elisha Krieg

Elisha Krieg

Open Projects
  • Nucleic acid diagnostic assays operated by DNA nanotechnology
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, DNA Nanotechnology
  • Engineering programmable nanomaterials based on DNA-crosslinked polymers
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science
Portrait Andreas Linkermann

Andreas Linkermann

Open Project
  • The role of caspases in ferroptosis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Western Blotting, mouse models of acute kidney injury
Portrait Nicolay Ninov

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Nikolay Ninov

Open Projects
  • How cellular communities co-operate within pancreatic islets to fine-tune glucose control
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell and Developmental Biology
  • The role of immune cells in beta-cell formation regeneration, and maintenance
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell and Developmental Biology
Portrait Anna Poetsch

Anna Poetsch

Open Project
  • Genomics of DNA repair
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Computational Biology
Portrait Helmut Schießel

Helmut Schießel

Open Projects
  • The physics behind epigenetic inheritance (theory and simulation project)
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Statistical Physics, Polymer Physics, Computer Simulations
  • Nucleosomes as self-propelled particles (theory and simulation project)
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Statistical Physics, Computer Simulations
Portrait Mirko Schmidt

Mirko Schmidt

Open Project
  • Novel Notch ligands in adult neurogenesis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neurobiology, Neuroscience
Portrait Stephan Speier

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Stephan Speier

Open Projects
  • Engineered pseudoislets as replacement strategy for the study and treatment of diabetes
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Physiology, Cell Biology, Metabolism, Biotechnology
  • Heterogeneity of islets of Langerhans as basis for intact glucose homeostasis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Physiology, Cell Biology, Metabolism, Biotechnology
Portrait Tomohisa Toda

Tomohisa Toda

Open Project
  • Elucidating nuclear architecture underlying neural maturation and aging
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Epigenetics, Computational Biology, Stem Cell Biology
Portrait Axel Voigt

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Axel Voigt

Open Projects
  • Tissue Mechanics
  • Active Turbulence
Portrait Carsten Werner

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Carsten Werner

Open Projects
  • Tissue-engineering the tumour microenvironmant to improve treatment of pancreatic cancer
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology
  • Understanding the biomolecular corona formation at the nano-bio interface: Toward the development of immune evasive nanoparticles
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Polymer Science, Biology, Chemistry
Portrait Maximina Yun

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Maximina Yun

Open Project
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of de novo thymus regeneration
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Immunology, Stem Cell Biology, Regeneration, Animal Models
Portrait Sebastian Zeißig

Sebastian Zeißig

Open Project
  • Microbial regulation of intestinal tumor development

PhD Spring Selection 2021

closed

video interviews with admission committee:
15–19 February 2021
interview week (virtual):
22–26 March 2021