University of Heidelberg

Research Training Group: Mathematical Modeling for the Quantitative Biosciences (MMQB)


The newly founded Research Training Group "Mathematical Modeling for the Quantitative Biosciences" (MMQB) at Heidelberg University invites applications for the following PhD-positions in Quantitative Biology:


  • Regulation of cell-to-cell variability in prokaryotes - BioQuant_Bischofs0116 [position filled] | Dr. Ilka Bischofs-Pfeifer (BioQuant & ZMBH)
  • Regulation of gene expression: a non-equilibrium process - BioQuant_Hoefer0116 [position filled] | Prof. Dr. Thomas Höfer (DKFZ & BioQuant)
  • Understanding organ size control: Computational modeling of Hippo signaling and its cross-talk with other signaling pathways - BioQuant_Kummer0116 [position filled] | Prof. Dr. Ursula Kummer (COS & BioQuant)
  • Mathematical models of neurogenesis-BioQuant_Marciniak-Czochra0116 [position filled] | Prof. Dr. Anna Marciniak-Czochra (BioQuant & Institute for Applied Mathematics)
  • Modeling the role of the cytoskeleton during virus infections - BioQuant_Schwarz0116 [position filled] | Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwarz (BioQuant & Institute for Theoretical Physics)


We search for highly qualified and motivated students from mathematics, physics, biology and medicine who are interested in working in the interdisciplinary research environment of the BioQuant Center for Quantitative Biology at Heidelberg University.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their applications on the application portal of the Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS). If you would like to apply for one of these PhD research projects, please click here and follow the instructions on the HBIGS website.



Contact: E-Mail (Last update: 23/08/2017)