The International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing is a joint graduate program of the FU Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, in close cooperation with other Berlin-based research groups and the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai.
The doctoral program is a three-year program for students who hold a Master’s degree. Exceptional students with a Bachelor’s degree and the necessary background can apply to the preparatory program, leading to a doctorate in four years.
The school language is English but for the preparatory program some knowledge of German may be necessary.
The research focus is on the mathematical and computational side of research in sequence analysis, theoretical structural biology, computational chemistry and drug design, molecular evolution, genome analysis and data analysis methods in functional genomics. The graduate school does not conduct but is surrounded by experimental research, and theoretical courses in biological areas are offered.
The degree conferred is a Dr. rer. nat. from the department of mathematics and computer science at FU. Building upon the MSc courses in bioinformatics and scientific computing at FU, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to attend lectures while working on their doctoral research. They are required to gain a number of credit points from scientific courses, transferable skills courses and tutoring work during their time in IMPRS-CBSC.
programme Freie Universität Berlin Prof. Dr Martin Vingron Kirsten Kelleher
sequence analysis, theoretical structural biology, computational chemistry, drug design, molecular evolution, genome analysis, functional genomics
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics