Postgraduate education


You will find all necessary information about your PhD studies at IMBIM here

During 2017 the department had 46 students registered for postgraduate studies. Twelve students defended their PhD theses and 6 new PhD students were registered during 2017.

New students are required to take a short introductory course in safety and general practice in the laboratory. The graduate students at IMBIM participate in the teaching at various courses. The PhD students at IMBIM have formed an organization, the IMBIM PhD association board (IPhAB), which helps new students with practical matters like employment, lodging and financial issues and to clarify what to expect from the department contra what are the responsibilities of the student. IPhAB also organizes social events during the semesters to increase the interaction between students and employees at IMBIM. Once or twice per year, the department arranges so called "IMBIM days".

The programme varies from time to time. Frequently, researchers, especially newcomers, from IMBIM present their work. Sometimes, broader topics such as fraud in science, equality issues, career development, or teaching are discussed. The different research constellations at IMBIM arrange seminar series, specific for their respective scientific interests. During 2017, seminars in Bacteriology, Genomics, Immunology, Tumor Biology, and Virology have been arranged. These seminars, as well as participation in the "IMBIM days", give credit points to PhD students.

Director of third cycle studies:
Tanel Punga

Alexis Fuentes