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.
The main focus of our school is the use of molecular, chemical and neurobiological techniques to experimentally explore ecological interactions under natural conditions. We study interactions between plants, animals, microbes and their environment, as well as the behavioral consequences and the evolution of these interactions.
IMPRS students 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.