The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Understanding Complex Plant Traits using Computational and Evolutionary Approaches is a local collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ).

  • Applicants must be highly qualified and motivated student from any nationality.
  • Applicant to hold or expect to hold a Master’s degree in a related subject.
  • Applicant must have a proved track record of academic and research excellence and are fluent in written and spoken English.

Duration: Positions are fully funded for 3 years with possible extension.


  • Apply online

Available projects:

  1. How is the distribution of chromosomes at meiosis I controlled?
  2. Elucidating bilateral endodermal patterning in Arabidopsis roots
  3. How to make a hinge – cell wall patterning in Cardamine hirsuta fruit
  4. Evolutionary Genomics of Flowering Behaviour in the Perennial Model Species Arabis alpine
  5. The role of heterochronic variation in driving morphological diversity in Cardamine hirsute
  6. Reconstructing population and adaptive history in Arabidopsis thaliana
  7. Molecular basis of host adaptation and lifestyle transition in a widespread fungus that colonize plant roots
  8. Molecular Dissection of an Immune Receptor Signaling Mechanism
  9. An evolutionary approach to understand the plant immune system
  10. Statistical analyses of transcriptome data across cell lineages and developmental stages
  11. Cell death regulation and function in plant-fungal symbiosis
  12. Regulation of protein polyubiquitination in light signal transduction
  13. Functional analysis of GRAS proteins and their role in the transition of plants from water to land
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology
Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline November 16th 2020

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