Graduate program:
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants (ZMBP)



to our website and the graduate program for PhD students of the ZMBP


Our Integrated Research Training Programme for Graduates offers all doctoral students at the ZMBP a broad interdisciplinary education in the molecular life sciences, and facilitates their acquisition of diverse key qualifications. Supervision by individual doctoral committees and evaluation by the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of the ZMBP guarantee the quality of training in the Graduate Programme. The programme is organized by a coordinator and monitored by an executive board, and it cooperates with Graduate Academy of the Faculty of Science of the University of Tübingen. Manifold possibilities to pursue a career in the academic or non-academic sectors will be open to graduates who have completed this training.

The aim of the Graduate Programme is to provide its participants with a unique training that integrates the acquisition of key qualifications into a modern, interdisciplinary research environment. The training in the Graduate Programme aims to promote the scientific independence of the doctoral students and to provide them with wider expertise and qualifications for the employment market than would be possible in individual projects.



Supplementary courses:

18 credit points (ECTS)


Direct application for the different research projects to the group leaders of the ZMBP including

  • CV
  • motivation letter
  • two reference letters


Statues English German

Supervision agreement English  Betreungsvereinbarung German

Registration sheet only in English

Documentation sheet only in English


Dr. Christopher Grefen 
ZMBP, Developmental Genetics
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen



ZMBP General Genetics, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Developmental Genetics


Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen

Universität Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
D-72076 Tübingen



Dr. Christopher Grefen
ZMBP, Developmental Genetics
Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen




Prof. Dr. Ulrike Zentgraf
ZMBP, General Genetics

Auf der Morgenstelle 32
72076 Tübingen 

Upcoming Event



Don't miss the forthcoming Summer School organized by our PhD students!

Save the date and join us for this three-days meeting in the wonderful frame of the Convent of Heiligkreuztal, in the Swabian Alps!


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