We are the graduate programme International Max Planck Research School "Principles of Microbial Life: From molecules to cells, from cells to interactions" (IMPRS-µLife). With us you can do a PhD in different branches of microbiologial research, including
- Cellular organisation & architecture
- Physiology & metabolism
- Microbial communities & interactions
- Host-microbe interactions
- Signal transduction & information processing
- Systems & synthetic biology.
Marburg is a town of excellent research. In the 2021 the DFG (German Research Foundation) - Förderatlas showed that the University of Marburg is very successful in acquiring funding. Marburg has also a rich history of research, so far 11 Nobel prize winners and 11 Leibniz prize winners, most of them from the life science area, are associated with Marburg. One of them, Rudolf Kurt Thauer is the founding director of the Max Planck Institute in Marburg.