Studying the signals that navigate leukocytes within the vascular system and between different compartments on the cellular and molecular level is the main focus of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 914 “Trafficking of Immune Cells in Inflammation, Development and Disease”. This requires a broad methodological spectrum ranging from molecular and cellular biology tools and physiological in vivo approaches to complex bio-imaging applications.
To carry out the demanding and interdisciplinary research within the SFB 914, talented and well-trained young students are essential. Therefore, the training program (Integrated Research Training Group, IRTG) for PhD as well as MD students within this initiative is an important component of the SFB 914.
Students receive a structured training program consisting of
- advanced methodological courses with a major focus on bio-imaging tools,
- basic principle seminars with an emphasis on leukocyte trafficking,
- soft skill seminars on communication skills and scientific writing, and
- scientific education with lecture series, annual retreats, and an international summer school.
Approximate timeline for an application
- Submission of the letters of recommendation within 2 weeks
- up to 4 weeks: assessment of your application
- about 4 weeks later: invitation to interview either in Munich or via Skype
- about 2 weeks after the interview: final decision
- Start of PhD study depending on arrangements with supervisor