Welcome to the IMPRS “Principles of Microbial Life” in Marburg, Germany!

We are dedicated to offering  excellent research opportunities for junior scientists with background in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and bionformatics from all over the world. With us you can do a PhD in different branches of microbiological research, including
  • Cellular organization & architecture
  • Microbial communities & host-microbe interactions
  • Natural products & chemical biology
  • Physical biology
  • Physiology & metabolism
  • Signal transduction & information processing
  • Systems & synthetic biology.

Since 2003 the IMPRS in Marburg offers an international PhD program which provides interdisciplinary training in modern microbiology, state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by world class scientists. Our thriving scientific community and academic landscape will give you the freedom to embark on your scientific journey!
Go directly to the application portal and submit your documents.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Dr. Sri Teja Mullapudi

Future Network Talks #15
Dec 8, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Online, Room: -

Graduate Students Mini Symposium XI-2023

Dec 11, 2023 01:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture Hall / Hybrid

Franziska Luisa Sendker

Evolutionary emergence and diversification of homo-oligomeric protein complexes
Dec 13, 2023 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture Hall / Hybrid
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Our graduate program International Max Planck Research School Principles of Microbial Life: From molecules to cells, from cells to interactions (IMPRS-µLife) is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, the University of Marburg and the Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO).
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