Max Planck School Matter to Life
The 5 year combined Master's/PhD program at the Max Planck School Matter to Life (MPS MtL) will offer highly talented and motivated students a superior training in the fundamentals, methods and approaches in the rapidly developing field of Matter to Life. "What, exactly, is life?", and "Can life-like processes, functions and objects be quantitatively simulated, predicted and created in the laboratory?" are the overarching questions addressed in the curriculum and research training.
Organization of the MPS MtL
The MPS MtL is a joint initiative between German Universities and German Research Organizations including the University of Göttingen, Heidelberg University, Technical University of Munich, DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and different Max Planck Institutes. Faculty and researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds, but with overlapping research interests will mentor and teach the students which may then choose from almost 50 of Germany’s most renowned and successful research laboratories to pursue their research in the emerging scientific area of Matter to Life.
What does the MPS MtL offer?
- Excellent research opportunities
- Cutting-edge technology and research support
- Generous financial & medical insurance support
The program of the MPS MtL is structured in two phases: Students will begin their first two years of study at one of our three partner Universities based on their specialization of choice: Complex Systems and Biological Physics (University of Göttingen), Molecular Systems Chemistry and Engineering (Heidelberg University), or Bioengineering (Technical University of Munich). In the second phase, called PhD phase, candidates conduct their research at any of the MPS MtL Fellows labs.
Learn more about our program here.