We aim to enable young researchers to integrate knowledge across disciplines by utilizing the broad-ranging expertise of the scientists involved. Doctoral researchers explore innovative concepts, techniques and topics to prepare for their professional careers. The primary goal of our program is to train young scientists for a future research or other professional career in the field of infection biology and immunology.
The ZIBI GS doctoral researchers and their research projects are at the center of our efforts. The heart of the PhD are the individual research theses. To support the PhD project, our concept builds on the premise that critical know-how is more efficiently taught through cooperative work, discussion of projects between doctoral researchers, and speeches delivered by distinguished speakers. The syllabus and the requirements for successful completion of the program are tailor-made for the individual necessities of each doctoral researcher, emphasizing the importance of the thesis advisory committee (TAC) that each doctoral researcher establishes at the beginning of the program.
More recently, we are taking responsibility for postdoctoral training opportunities of ZIBI research groups.