January 19, 2022

The graduate program IMPRS for Biology And Computation (IMPRS-BAC) provides an education for students at the interface of molecular life sciences and computational sciences. This is based on perspective and supervision from both ends - experimental and computational - and suits students with degrees in molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics or any related areas. If you have a passion for epigenetics, bioinformatics, developmental biology, mathematics, sequence analysis, gene regulation, RNA biology, mechanobiology, protein biochemistry, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution or biophysics and want to work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics or the Freie Universität Berlin - this is the program for you!

A new call for application will be announced in autumn 2022.  

Online Application

Our application platform is now closed. The next call for application will be announced in autumn 2022. For your online application please prepare:

  • a letter of motivation
  • an indication of the groups at IMPRS-BAC you'd like to work with
  • a formal CV
  • your certificates and transcripts of records in German or English (you should gain your degree before October 2023)
  • the contact details of two willing referees
  • a research proposal (best based on the project proposals linked above)


Admission Procedure 2022

This year, we will follow a hybrid admission procedure.

First round of admission:

Long-listed candidates will be asked to upload a video presentation describing a research project they were involved in. The deadline for upload is the 8th of February 2022 (23:59 CET). In mid-February, there will be online Q&A sessions with our selection committee about the uploaded presentation.


Second round of admission:

Short-listed candidates will be invited to Berlin from March 15th-17th, 2022 in order to have personal interviews with our recruiting faculty members and a journal club-like paper discussion. If the pandemic or visa restrictions make it impossible for you to travel, participation via video call is possible. All traveling and accommodation costs are covered by the IMPRS.

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