Biocommunication - Mechanisms and Consequences of Information Storage and Retrieval in Plants and Microbes
Biological sciences

The integrated research training group (IRTG) of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress” aims to qualify doctoral candidates to develop into internationally well connected academics capable of linking molecular knowledge with ecological concepts.

IRTG is part of the graduate program of the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences and the Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität Berlin.


The IRTG program teaches doctoral candidates how to tackle scientific questions of molecular and ecological life sciences by an interdisciplinary approach. The program offers a curriculum that combines the current state of molecular life science with ecological concepts. The doctoral candidates are offered lectures, seminars and lab training courses that use cutting-edge methodologies.

The program is based on interdisciplinary teaching within the CRC and is enriched by lectures presented by internationally highly renowned guest scientists. Furthermore, the IRTG program is supported by the offers for doctoral candidates enrolled in the graduate programs of Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Golm. Participation in the IRTG will support the scientific career of the doctoral candidates and assure an outstanding qualification in the multidisciplinary environment of the CRC.

programme FU Berlin Prof. Dr Tina Romeis Prof. Dr Matthias Rillig Tobias Otte center

Information Storage, Retrieval, Plants, Microbes, Biology, Biocommunication

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Daniel Schubert
Prof. Dr. Britta Tietjen
Dr. Tobias Otte
FU Berlin
Institute of Biology
Haderslebener Str. 9
12163 Berlin
+49 (0)30 838 709 73
calls and deadlines vary
no fixed number
6 per year
Freie Universität Berlin