About Us

An Excellent Place to Start a Scientific Career

The CiM-IMPRS PhD program offers a structured training in life sciences and natural sciences, with focus on the use of different imaging technologies to address biological or biomedical questions. It provides an outstanding research environment combining the Graduate School of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence (CiM) at the University of Münster and the International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) run by the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine.

Unlike most other graduate programs CiM-IMPRS is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together graduates of the biomedical sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics. Students study cellular behaviour in cells, tissues, animal models or patients. Projects can also focus on new ways of image acquisition and analysis as well as on novel labeling methods. In addition to the excellent scientific training, the program provides numerous opportunities to gain additional qualifications for future career pathways.