Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

CIBSS Track in the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine

CIBSS and SGBM are joining forces to establish the CIBSS Track in SGBM. The aim is to foster the development of research independence and to provide comprehensive career support.




• Standardised and thorough process with stringent criteria
• Travel costs for interviews can be covered by CIBSS


Excellent Supervision
• Annual thesis committee meeting
• Biannual meeting with Program Coordinator
• Excellent scientific guidance from CIBSS PIs and AIs


• Support for conference attendance and research stays abroad
• Annual Retreat
• Monthly student meetings
• Student-organised conferences
• Faculty- and University-wide assemblies


Tailored Curriculum (max 10% of time)
• Good scientific practice according to DFG criteria
State-of-the-art technologies
• Advanced topics in signalling research
• Interdisciplinary rotations in CIBSS labs


Career Advice and Preparation
• Transferable skills (scientific writing, communication skills, intellectual property)
• Career coaching and mentoring
• Annual Career Evenings
• Support for conference attendance and research stays abroad


About SGBM


• Founded in the DFG Excellence Initiative in 2006
• Successfully extended in 2012


Excellent scientific publications
• Publications per doctoral researcher: 2.9
• Publications with impact factor >10: 13%


Timely completion of doctoral degree
• Programme design: Dr. rer. nat. after three years


Excellent career prospects
• In academia, science management and industry


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