ZIBI Graduate School Berlin

Natural SciencesBiological sciencesMedical and Health SciencesClinical medicineAgricultural SciencesVeterinary science

The ZIBI Graduate School Berlin provides an umbrella structure for graduate training programs with a focus on research in infection and immunity. We aim to bridge the traditional divide between individual disciplines and to provide a truly interdisciplinary framework for the doctoral researchers. 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.

The ZIBI Graduate School is a member of Dahlem Research School Biomedical Sciences.


Junior scientists at the ZIBI Graduate School conduct research in the disciplines of virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology and disease ecology. The school's active scientific community ensures that everybody has a productive and memorable time in Berlin. ZIBI is a member of the doctoral program of the Dahlem Research School and the Humboldt Graduate School.

The central elements of education at ZIBI are

  • Scientific Education: colloquia, lectures, seminars, good scientific practice, critical reading of literature, experimental skills, data analysis skills, presentation and discussion of research findings, scientific writing.
  • Scientific Communication and Meetings: local mentoring and supervision, contact to peers, contact to international experts and the scientific community.
  • Transferable Skills: communication, conflict management, organizational skills, outreach to the public, political involvement, intercultural competence.

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

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Chiara Romagnani, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Coordinator: Coordination Office
ZIBI Interdisciplinary Center for Infection Biology and Immunity
HU Berlin
Luisenstraße 56
Haus 1, Raum 214
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 20936054
E-mail: info@zibi-berlin.de
Web: https://www.zibi-berlin.de/
Deadlines: October
Places: vary
Scholarships: no fixed number