IMPRS Curriculum

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.

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 PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD students of the IMPRS-BAC.

Upcoming Events

Nanocourse: Compact Data Structures

Sep 2, 2019 13:00 - Sep 3, 2019 14:30
MPI-MG, Room: Seminar room 4

Transferable Skills Course: Proposal Writing

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
MPI-MG, Room: seminar room 2

Nanocourse: Growth Factor Signalling Interplay with Cell Mechanics

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019
FU Berlin, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thielallee 63, Room: 2nd floor Seminar Room, Knaus Lab

Transferable Skills Course: Statistical Literacy

Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019
MPI-MG, Room: seminar room 2

Transferable Skills Course: Scientific Writing and Peer Review

Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020
MPI-MG, Room: seminar room 2

Transferable Skills Course: Data Analysis with R

Mar 4, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020
MPI-MG, Room: seminar room 2

Transferable Skills Course: Data Visualization with R

Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
MPI-MG, Room: seminar room 2

Transferable Skills Course: Effective Presentations

May 25, 2020 - May 26, 2020
MPI-MG, Room: Seminar room 4

In order to give our graduates have a well-rounded education, we require participation in the following courses or schools during the course of the PhD:

  • Welcome weeks, 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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