Faculty

The faculty for our two PhD programs are internationally recognized researchers working at the cutting edge of their fields. Our research groups use a broad range of approaches, techniques and diverse model systems. 

Faculty for the IMPRS ‘From Molecules to Organisms’ are located at the Max-Planck Institute for Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory as well as at a number of Institutes at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen.

The faculty list below shows all current faculty , including information on where they are based and if they are currently recruiting PhD students. You can find out more about their research and available PhD projects by selecting the faculty member of interest.

The next recruitment round with new PhD projects will start in December 2024.

Evolution of vertebrate adaptive immune systems
Adjunct Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Novel antibiotics and their mechanism of action
Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Regulation and post-translational modification of gene expression in nematodes
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Evolution of Pigment pattern formation in Danio Fish
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
mRNA Localization and Localized Translation
Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Integrative Transcriptomics
Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Molecular Signaling
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Nanomechanics of Cellular Machines
Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Integrative Evolutionary Biology
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
miRNAs as Mobile Signals in Development
Faculty in: IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Natural Variation
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Recruiting PhD students [more]
Structural Biochemistry of Meiosis
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Development and Chromatin Biology in Red Algae
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Systems Genetics of Evolution
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
African Plant Genomics
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Algal Development and Evolution
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Computational Biology and Causal Inference
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Nutrient-Starvation-Induced Acclimation Processes and Cell Differentiation in Cyanobacteria
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Molecular recognition and catalysis
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Algorithms for Computational Biology
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Method development in computational biology
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Adaptive evolution of filamentous plant pathogens
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Microbiome Science
Faculty in: TIPP; IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Reproductive isolation and speciation in the brown algae
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Protein Evolution
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Quantitative Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry/Proteogenomics
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Microbiome engineering
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Plant pathogen coevolution
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Evolutionary Genomics of Complex Traits
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Human WIPI β-propellers in autophagy, health and disease
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Biogenesis and quality control of the mitochondrial outer membrane
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Animal-Microbe Symbioses
Faculty in: TIPP, IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Genetics in parasitic nematodes
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Microbiome Bioinformatics
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students
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Structural Biology of Selfish RNA
Adjunct faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
Genomics and Evolution of microbial secondary metabolites
Faculty in: IMPRS
Currently not recruiting PhD students [more]
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