IMPRS-BAC Curriculum

IMPRS-BAC Curriculum

April 01, 2022

The IMPRS-BAC offers an exciting and flexible curriculum, allowing you to gain both scientific and transferable skills. Browse this page to find out about requirements for students and information about upcoming events.

Workshops and courses are open in priority to students and staff of the MPI for Molecular Genetics and the IMPRS-BAC.

Before signing up for workshops/nanocourses, please make sure that you can attend all the dates and write them in your calendar. If you do not show up or cancel at very short notice, other interested students will not be able to participate.

Upcoming Events

Otto Warburg Summer School

Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022

Transferable Skills Course: Getting Funded With Good Grant Writing

Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022
MPI-MG, Room: Seminar room 4

Transferable Skills Course: Effective Visual Communication of Science

Oct 17, 2022 - Oct 18, 2022
MPI-MG, Room: Seminar room 4

Transferable Skills Course: Statistical Literacy

Nov 30, 2022 09:30 AM - Dec 5, 2022 11:30 AM

Transferable Skills Course: Scientific Writing

Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 25, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Transferable Skills Course Online: Deep Reading

Feb 2, 2023 - Feb 3, 2023


The Dahlem Research School also offers transferable skills workshops and courses in different categories: career orientation & development; funding, managing and completing research; research integrity & skills; speaking & presenting; writing & publishing. You can find the list of the upcoming workshops here


The following elements make up the curriculum of the IMPRS-BAC

  • Welcome weeks lay the groundwork and introduce the breadth of our research
  • University lectures in mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, biochemistry and biology allow you to catch up with the areas unfamiliar to you
  • Nanocourses push your knowledge at the cutting edge of research in biology and computation
  • Otto Warburg Summer Schools provide an in-depth look at a current topic
  • Colloquia allow doctoral students to present their research to their peers and other local scientists. Invited guests complement these half-day events.
  • Once a year, the student association of the MPIMG organises a doctoral student retreat where participants learn about each other's research, network and gain new perspectives on their own work.
  • Transferable skills complement the academic curriculum by teaching you to write, lead, publish, network, manage, present and plan your future career. In addition to those listed below, the courses of the Dahlem Research School are also accessible to doctoral students of the IMPRS-BAC.


Required courses during your PhD

  • Welcome week, ideally at the beginning of your PhD
  • Workshop on good scientific practice
  • Workshop on scientific writing in English
  • Workshop on statistical literacy where this was not part of your degree
  • Three nanocourses
  • One Otto Warburg Summer School
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