The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle (IPB) is continually offering the opportunity to prepare doctoral theses on ambitious research topics. At any time, the institute employs about 50 to 60 PhD students, funded through external scholarships, raised third-party funds or institute funds. Many of these PhD students come from abroad. The interests of PhD students are represented by their elected student representatives in the Scientific Institute Council (WIR). The excellent IPB infrastructure, its state-of-the-art technology platforms in combination with interactive, academic research environment provide an outstanding setting for a structured and successful dissertation progress.
All PhD candidates at the institute are organised in an IPB-specific guidance program which, besides competent tutoring, provides a large variety of opportunities to PhD candidates to train and extend their knowledge and capabilities in order to live up to the challenges of a complex international labour market as prospective young scientists.
This and the associated pages provide information about contact partners, events/public functions and schedules for all resident and future PhD students at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle. Please, do not hesitate to contact your PhD student representatives should you have questions, suggestions or problems.
The following events are held at regular intervals and are open to PhD students:
- All PhD students are actively involving themselves in the weekly Literature and Research Seminar, i.e. each PhD student will give one lecture per year. Such papers are typically followed by a brief PhD student Seminar where the presentations are discussed.
- PhD students are invited to enroll in an English Language Course.
- Information about German Language Courses (German as a Foreign Language) or organisational issues, such as enrollment etc., can be obtained from your PhD student representatives.
- alternately with PhD students at IPK Gatersleben, IPB PhD students organize the Plant Science Student Conference (PSSC). The conference is hosted annually by IPB Halle or IPK Gatersleben and is a forum for academic exchange and serves interdisciplinary networking.