lab focuses on understanding bacterial multicellular behavior, using
biofilms, swarming, and the interactions with mammalian hosts as a
model systems. If you are interested in a postdoc
in molecular microbiology or biophysics,
then get in contact with us! To get an overview of recent projects,
take a look at the publications
Bachelor and Master students
We have a range of interesting projects for Bachelor and Master
students in physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. The
projects will focus on understanding bacterial biofilm formation and
interfering with biofilm formation. If you are interested in working in
the lab, send Knut Drescher an
k.drescher [at] mpi-marburg.mpg.de!
More about Marburg
Marburg is a very pretty and old university city near Frankfurt,
Germany. It has a large student population, a castle on a hill, and
various other nice aspects. Marburg also has a strong emphasis on microbiology
in basic research and medical/clinical research.
There are two different administrative routes to becoming a Ph.D.
student in the lab.
Track 1: You apply to our lab directly. This way you can do a
Ph.D. in physics or a Ph.D. in biology. Applications can be received at
any time, and students can be admitted throughout the year. Open
positions for such direct applications are listed in the left column of
Track 2: You apply to the International
Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Marburg, which is a graduate
school focused on microbiology. The application deadlines are every
year in January. Once admitted, the students start their research in
October of the year they applied. The IMPRS yields a Ph.D. in biology.