Welcome to IMPRS—Mic Marburg: a graduate school for environmental, cellular and molecular microbiology

The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC) is a graduate school offering an international PhD program and excellent research possibilities for young scientists. The school is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Research areas covered are:

  • Molecular & cellular microbiology
  • Microbial metabolism & protein structure determination
  • Microbial diversity & evolution
  • Microbial biogeochemistry
  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Microbial symbiosis
  • Modelling of microbial systems
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Synthetic microbiology
  • Systems microbiology



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Open call for PhD positions
We invite highly qualified and motivated students with a Master's or Diploma degree in Natural or Life Sciences to apply to our program. The application deadline for students requiring a visa to come to Germany List of countries (Auswärtiges Amt) is January 31, 2015. For students who don't require a visa, the deadline is March 1, 2015.

International PhD Program in Microbiology (PDF)

IMPRS Poster 2015 (PDF)