Biochemistry Special Selection 2019


    Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, a degree in experimental or computational biochemistry, or a related subject, from a Masters or equivalent program. Your current skills and knowledge should match well to your proposed area of doctoral research. All Masters degree work must be finished by the start of the PhD contract. If you obtained your degree(s) OUTSIDE the European Higher Education Area your application should include scores from the GRE General Test. For more about the requirements of our program, visit our page on Eligibility.

    Offered projects

    Frank Chan, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
    • Engineering Tn5 transposase for probing DNA and chromatin structure

    Felicity Jones, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
    • Chromatin and gene regulation in the context of the environment

    Andrei Lupas, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
    1. Biochemistry and evolution of the proteasome system in prokaryotes
    2. Structure and mechanism of transmembrane signal transduction proteins

    Boris Macek, Interfaculty Institute for Cell Biology, University of Tübingen
    • Proteomic investigation of molecular trade between co-cultured bacterial species

    Patrick Müller, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
    • De novo design of protein inhibitors targeting morphogens in development and disease

    Thilo Stehle, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen
    1. Virus-glycan interactions
    2. Reaction mechanisms of bacterial glycosyltransferases

    Estienne Swart, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
    • Molecular and high throughput investigation of natural, eukaryotic genome editing

    John Weir, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
    • CryoEM of meiotic crossover control

    Application Procedure
  • Online application
    Application to the program involves three parts: filling in the online application form, uploading your certificates and supporting documents, and arranging for 2 reference letters to be submitted directly to our online system. Deadline: midnight (CET) on September 15, 2019.
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  • Interviews
    Interview days will be held in Tübingen in late October - early November. Successful applicants will receive their invitation within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Travel expenses are reimbursed and free accommodation provided. Assistance with visa and travel arrangements is available. 
  • Offers
    Successful candidates will receive an offer within 2 weeks of their on-site interview and will have a further 2 weeks to reply. 
  • Starting date
    Successful applicants will agree the starting date for their PhD with the PhD advisor.