iGRAD-Plant - a graduate program for plant science

The International Graduate School for Plant Science is offering an international PhD program with excellent research possibilities for young scientists. iGRAD-Plant is a joint program with the Research Center Jülich and the Genetics program of the Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA. In order to achieve international research experience all PhD students in the iGRAD-Plant program perform a 6 to 9 month research stay at the Michigan State University, one of the leading universities of plant science in the USA. Research areas and training are covered in:

  • Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Computational Biology

For short information see iGRAD-Plant Flyer

The program is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

2019 - 2023: DFG/ GRK2466 "Network, exchange, and training program to understand plant resource allocation (NEXTplant)"

2 Open PhD projects for students holding a MSc degree, starting summer 2020:

A3 "Predictive Genotype-Phenotype Mapping using Deep Learning"

B2.2: "A non-linear model for the growth of photosynthetic cells

see more information under "open positions"





2009 - 2018: DFG/ GRK1525 "The dynamic response of plants to a changing environment"

iGRAD-Plant Coordinator

Dr. Petra Fackendahl

Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Universitätsstr. 1
Gebäude: 26.13.
Etage/Raum: U1.78
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-10588
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: E-Mail sendenDr. Petra Fackendahl