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The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM)lsmstudentsbridge

The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral program to highly motivated and academically qualified next generation researchers at one of Germany´s top universities. Members of the Graduate School are part of the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, based at the HighTechCampusLMU in Grosshadern-Martinsried in the south of Munich.

The more than 30 participating research groups, internationally renowned for their innovative approaches to research, employ state-of-the-art technologies to answer fundamental questions relevant to basic and applied research from molecules to systems. Students benefit from the quality of research and teaching at the LMU, while living in the attractive city of Munich. Located close to the Alps, Munich is well-known for its wealth of recreational and cultural activities. The program is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Research at LSM covers the areas of anthropology, biochemistry, chemical biology, cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, plant sciences, systematics and zoology. Research activities are complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops (all held in English). The purpose of the program is to teach not only the technical expertise necessary for success in research, but also 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 bioethical 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. Students complete their graduate studies and are awarded their doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) by LMU after approximately three years.

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