International Max Planck Research School "Chemical Communication in Ecological Systems"

International Max Planck Research School "Chemical Communication in Ecological Systems"

We are an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) that is jointly organized by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPI-CE) and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU). The main focus of our school is the use of molecular, analytical and neurobiological techniques to explore chemical communication in nature. We study communication between plants, animals, microbes and their environment, as well as its ecology and evolution.

Admission to the school is possible either through the annual recruitment or a written application to the school committee. Each year, up to five IMPRS doctoral positions are awarded following a competitive, worldwide call for applications. Doctoral researchers participate in a 3-year structured program that includes lectures, practical courses, outreach activities, and an annual symposium. All courses are held in English. The doctoral degree is granted by the Friedrich Schiller University.

Our 2023 application call is now closed.

Upcoming IMPRS events

Dr. Maurice Maurer

Python for biologists
Apr 20, 2023 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Jun 1, 2023 11:00 AM

Maite Colinas, Kimbadi Blaise, Prashant Sonawane, Jonathan Gershenzon

Mini lecture series "Plant natural products"
May 22, 2023 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Jun 1, 2023 03:00 PM
Presence lecture series (MPI-CE, A1.009 + A1.011)

Sabine Preusse

Grant proposal writing
Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 22, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, online via zoom, Room: Webinar link tba

Martin Kaltenpoth

Jul 3, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hybrid lecture (online via zoom & MPI-CE, A1.009 + A1.011)
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