ZIBI Graduate School Berlin
Natural SciencesBiological sciencesMedical and Health SciencesClinical medicine

The ZIBI Graduate School is a joint doctoral program offered by university and nonuniversity research institutes in Berlin. Doctoral candidates at ZIBI Graduate School address research problems in infection biology and immunology. Our mission is to enable doctoral candidates to become creative, responsible and self-confident young researchers. The school encourages candidates to conduct independent research using interdisciplinary approaches at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level.


Doctoral candidates at ZIBI Graduate School conduct research in the fields of virology, bacteriology, parasitology, and immunology. The school's active scientific community ensures that everybody has
a productive and memorable time in Berlin.
The central elements of education at ZIBI are

  • individual course program with lecture courses, seminar series, practical courses, summer schools, and complementary education
  • regular project presentations in peer discussion boards
  • intensive supervision by scientific coordinators and a thesis advisory committee
  • international cooperation including lab visits, international meetings and conferences

Candidates must hold a Master of Science or Diplom degree in any related subject by the time they join ZIBI Graduate School.

Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree may be admitted after completion of a preparatory year.

Arturo Zychlinsky, PhD Prof. Dr Klaus Osterrieder Dr Juliane Kofer programme

infection biology, immunology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology

Contact Information

Arturo Zychlinsky, PhD
Prof. Dr Klaus Osterrieder
Dr Juliane Kofer
ZIBI Interdisciplinary Center for Infection Biology and Immunity
HU Berlin
Luisenstraße 56
Haus 1, Raum 101
10117 Berlin
+49 (0)30 209 360 54
15 per year
15 per year
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin