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Structured Doctoral Programs

The University Medical Center Mainz promotes various structured doctoral programs. Information on the possibility of pursuing a doctorate in one of these programs can be found directly on their individual website. We have put together an overview of these programs below:



Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed)

The graduate school TransMed unites all programs for multidisciplinary training in translational biomedicine at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz under one umbrella.


Program Director

PD Dr. Julia Weinmann-Menke

Tel.: 06131 17-6774


Program Coordinator

Dr. Petra M. Schwarz

Tel.: 06131 17-9149




Graduiertenkolleg Life Sciences – Life Writing

This Research Training Group offers doctoral candidates a comprehensive and structured educational program.



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Norbert W. Paul

Tel.: 06131 17-9545




Max Planck Graduate Center (MPGC) with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The Max Planck Graduate Center with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz unites the faculties of Medicine (FB 04), Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (FB 08), Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science and Geosciences (FB 09) and Biologie (FB 10) at JGU with the Max Planck Institutes for Chemistry und for Polymer Research. The MPGC offers junior scientists an interdisciplinary teaching and doctoral program.



Forum universitatis 2, Building 1111

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

55122 Mainz

Tel.: 06131 39-27283




International PhD Programme (IPP)


The International PhD Programme (IPP) offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to do their PhD in a highly modern interdisciplinary environment.



Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB)

Ackermannweg 4

55128 Mainz




Integrated Research Training Group of CRC 1066

CRC 1066 "Nanodimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy" offers an integrated Research Training Group which brings together doctoral candidates from all disciplines in Chemistry, Biomedicine, Phamaceutical Science and Physics.




Integrated Research Training Group of CRC 1080

MD and PhD candidates have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary educational program through the Research Training Group within CRC 1080 "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis."




Furthermore, it is possible to apply for doctoral programs coordinated by various funding agencies. For details, see the section on External Funding Options.