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The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM)lsmstudentsbridge

The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral programme to highly motivated and academically qualified next generation researchers at one of Europe’s top Universities. The members of LSM are part of the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy of Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. Its prominent location within the HighTechCampus in Martinsried south of Munich, contributes to the enormous possibilities for support, interdisciplinarity and constant scientific input from the surrounding laboratories.

About 40 research groups, internationally recognized for their innovative research approaches and technologies, are aiming to answer essential questions relevant to basic and applied biological and biochemical research. Within their own research group or in collaboration with a specialized research group on campus, LSM doctorates are given the opportunity to learn and command a variety of techniques. Furthermore, the graduate programme holds various workshops and seminars that strengthen and prepare doctorates for a successful career as scientists.

Research at LSM covers the areas of Anthropology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Plant Sciences, and Systematics Mycology to Zoology. Research activities are complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops (all held in English).

The purpose of the programme is to teach not only the technical expertise necessary for success in research, but also to impart skills that are indispensable for every thoughtful and responsible scientist. The latter include the ability to communicate in simple language, and a willingness to engage with bio-ethical issues and participate in the public discourses they may provoke. Additionally, in-house German language courses including intercultural aspects are offered for foreign students to facilitate integration. Successful students complete their graduate studies after approximately three to four years and are awarded their doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) by LMU.

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