The Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich, Germany, is member of one of the leading research associations in Europe – the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The aim of our research is to proactively detect health risks involving humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis and developing concepts for prevention and therapy.
Epigenetics research is central to understanding environment-genome interactions, which in turn is fundamental to advancing environmental health research, the key focus area of Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). The strength and unique nature of epigenetics research conducted at HMGU is its broad range of research areas such as cellular plasticity and stem cell research, diabetes research, computational biology, metabolism, modeling of single cell fate decisions, systems biology, development, immunology and epidemiology, as well as the combination of basic and translational research approaches.
Funded PhD Student Positions at the Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School in Munich
The Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions. Through this interdisciplinary program we will provide students with an inspiring research and training environment to conduct their PhD research in the field of epigenetics.
Research areas and techniques include:
- Epigenetic inheritance
- Stem cells and reprogramming
- Chromatin regulatory mechanisms
- Environmental impact on the (epi-)genome
- Computational biology and machine learning
- Single cell multiomics
- Epigenomic editing
We are looking for outstanding and highly talented students from all over the world to join us to shape the future of epigenetics.
We offer you:
- Cutting-edge research projects
- A customizable curriculum
- Interdisciplinary and dynamic international network with the epigenetics@hmgu community
- Individual career development and support
Applications should be submitted by 18th of September, 2019. Further information, including a list of research projects as well as details of the application procedure, can be found on our website: