Information about the Doctoral Program

The International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) have become an essential part in the translational education of Ph.D. students. Talented junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions.
Doctoral fellows will participate in a three-year professional graduate school program including seminars, methods courses and retreats and will benefit from the advanced scientific offerings of the institute and the universities. A thesis committee will provide feedback and guidance and mentorship for future career development. For their research projects doctoral students are supplied with generous funding.

Successful candidates will be able to choose a research project from one of the research groups. Depending on qualifications and the selected projects, doctoral students may be eligible to register for one of the four doctoral degrees offered, including PhD, Dr. rer. nat., Dr. hum. biol., and Dr. med.
 
We are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment such as
•    Automatic Fluorescent Microscopes (Image Express)
•    Flow Cytometer (sorters and analysers)
•    Laser Scanning Focal Microscopes
•    Mass Spectrometers
•    Micro Arrays
•    Nano String Platforms
•    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging
•    Sequencers
•    State of the art animal facilities (mouse, zebra fish and newts)
 
The International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research (IMPRS-HLR) is the leading educational platform of the Max Planck Institute in Bad Nauheim, Germany. The school is jointly operated by the Justus Liebig University (Gießen), the Goethe University (Frankfurt), as well as the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research.